Diagnostic Medical Sonography is an imaging modality used to evaluate the body for diagnostic purposes. Sonographers use special equipment to direct high frequency sound waves into areas of the body. Sonographers operate the equipment and collect images to be interpreted and diagnosed by a physician.

The Associate Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is designed to prepare graduates for employment in the health industry in the sonography profession. An Associate Degree in Applied Science is awarded at completion of the program of study. The student is also eligible to take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medial Sonographers licensing examination for Registered Sonographers (ARDMS). Students who currently hold an ARRT certification or a two-year degree in a patient care health program are eligible for admission to the Advanced Technical Certificate. The Sonography program consists of classroom, laboratory and clinical learning experiences.

Attendance at an information session is required as a part of the admissions process for the program.  During the information sessions, we will discuss the admission process & requirements, curriculum, professional standards, career information, uniforms & supplies needed, as well as a Q&A period.

Technical Standards

  • Academic
    • Conceptualization
    • Concentration
    • Memory
  • Lab/Clinical
    • Strength
    • Manual Dexterity
    • Mobility
    • Visual/Hearing

Students must be able to carry out all assigned duties required of a practicing sonographer, such as:

  • Move heavy equipment on wheels ( up to approx. 500lbs.)
  • Transport patients by wheelchair & stretcher
  • Work in dim lighted areas
  • Stand on feet for long periods of time
  • Lift and turn disabled patients
  • Work stationary diagnostic imaging machines
  • Available to work short notice (on call), night and weekends
  • Maintain prolonged arm position necessary for scanning

 *Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook; Society of Diagnostics Medical Sonography

For more information please contact:

Part-Time Staff Assistant:  281-290-3275 / HSC 204

Academic Advisors:           Linda.S.Pringnitz@lonestar.edu or 832-482-1044 / HSC 204

                                           Denise.C.Armstrong@lonestar.edu or 281-290-3474 / HSC 204