Program Highlights


Ascension St. Vincent Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is a two-year, full-time program. The College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Educations Schools (ABHES) and is programmatically accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) under the recommendation of Joint Review Committee for Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs (JRC-DMS) in the areas of Abdominal-Extended, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Vascular Sonography. Individuals interested in the program must submit an application to be considered for acceptance into the program. Applications are accepted only from November through January of each year. Classes will begin in June with graduation occurring 24 months later in May. Since the program has limited student capacity, selection into the program is competitive. Not every applicant who applies to the program will be selected. To learn more about the selection process, see Application Process. 

The program's curriculum will consist of both intensive classroom education and hands-on clinical training. Enrolled students will be engaged in clinical or classroom activities on-site five days per week. All classroom education and clinical training will be conducted within the Ascension St. Vincent system.

After completion of the first year of the program, the students will be able to apply for eligibility to sit for the Sonography Physics Instrumentation (SPI) board examination through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

60 days prior to graduation from the program, students will be able to apply for eligibility to sit for the ARDMS board examination in abdomen (AB), obstetric (OB) and/or vascular technology (RVT).

This website contains an abundance of information about the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. If you have any questions after reviewing the information, please contact the program director.

Ashlie Munchel, Program Director -