Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Program Level: Degrees
Department: Health and Biosciences
Institute: Health & Biosciences
College: SPC

What is the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program?

Diagnostic Medical Sonography involves the use of high-frequency sound waves to provide anatomical and pathological images for interpretation by a physician. Among a sonographer’s duties are obtaining and reviewing a patient’s medical history and clinical data, recording, and processing sonographic images, providing patient education related to medical ultrasound and promoting the principles of good health. A Sonographer works in a variety of medical settings, including hospitals, offices, clinics. As such, a Sonographer is responsible for appropriate and quality patient care. At all times, a Sonographer displays and maintains all work ethics in accordance with the standards as established by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

Program Goal: 

To prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and effective (behavior) learning domains.

What will I learn?

The use of high-frequency sound waves to provide anatomical and pathological images for interpretation by a physician. 

What can I do with this course of study?

Upon completion of this program, the student will be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists-Sonography ARRT(S) exam, to become a Registered Technologist - Sonography, RT(S).

What's special about the program?

This program’s emphasis is on the general concentration, including abdominal, Obstetrical and Gynecological sonography. Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists-Sonography.


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Accreditation, Registry and Information



St. Philip's College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees and certificates. Contact information for the Commission on Colleges is, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of St. Philip's College.  For more information on institutional accreditation please click here

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Contact information for CAAHEP is, 25400 US Highway 19 North Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763 or call 727-210-2350 for questions about the program's accreditation.  For more information on programmatic accreditation please click here.

Awarded Degree: 

Students graduate with an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS).


The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) is a credentialing organization that seeks to ensure high-quality patient care in radiologic technology.

The St. Philip’s College Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is an ARRT approved, educational program. Upon graduating from the program, the students are eligible to follow the Primary Eligibility Pathway to seek the ARRT(S) credential.

For more information, please click here: ARRT(S)

American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).

The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a globally recognized organization that raises the standard of diagnostic medical ultrasound practice and promotes best practices for enhanced patient safety.

ARDMS awards RDMS credentials to diagnostic medical sonography professionals who meet the examination requirements and pass the physics and the corresponding specialty examination within 5 years. 

Upon graduating from the St. Philip’s College Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, students seeking RDMS credentials must meet the criteria as outlined by the ARDMS Examination Requirements and Prerequisites.

For more information, please click here: ARDMS

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Full-time Faculty

Yvette Senovsky, Program Director/Instructor
Charles University of Prague, MD

Debbie Ortiz, Clinical Coordinator/Instructor
Wayland Baptist University, M.Ed

Admissions and Prerequisite Requirements

Admissions Requirements:

By submitting an application packet, an individual verifies that he/she has

  1. Read the web page 
  2. Obtained all necessary documents 
  3. Understood the procedures to be followed for admission into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.

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Prerequisite Requirements:

All applicants must complete college course requirements PRIOR to submitting applications. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of “C” or greater. All remedial courses must be completed prior to applying to the program. All applicants must have an overall GPA of 2.8 or higher to be eligible for consideration. All Pre-requisites must be accomplished with a 2.0 or better and must have been accomplished within the past 5 years.

These courses are: 
    College Algebra  (MATH 1314) 
    Introductory Physics (PHYS 1305)
    Human Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL 2404) 

Effective Fall 2013, and based on new federal regulations, students are not allowed to repeat previously passed courses more than once.” It is the student’s responsibility to check with the Office of Student Financial Services to inquire how a repeat course may impact their financial aid or veteran’s assistance.

Application and Selection Process

 Application Process:


  1. Review all items on the website to assure complete understanding of all requirements, as well as providing all required forms.
  2. Download the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Application form and complete.
  3. Download the Health Science Application Checklist.
  4. Download the Diagnostic Medical Sonography application checklist.
  5. Download the Volunteer hours documentation form.
  6. Obtain OFFICIAL transcripts from ALL educational institutions to include St. Philip's College and/or other Alamo Colleges. These transcripts must validate that the overall GPA is a 2.8 or higher and pre-requisites courses a minimum of 2.0 GPA.

Applications accepted March 1st - June 1st. 

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Selection Process:

The competitive application and acceptance process is based on a weighted point system, in accordance with the Sonography Applicant Ranking Worksheet.   

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Contact Information

Program Director:
Yvette Senovsky, MD, RDMS 
MLK Center for Health Professions (CHP), 130 J