The PCC Medical Imaging faculty has more than 70 years of combined experience in medical imaging and sonography. Our faculty members are trained teachers with expertise in all aspects of medical imaging. All faculty and instructors are registered through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, or both. Some of our faculty members have additional experience in mammography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT).
The lab on the Pueblo campus has a variety of sonography machines and simulators and utilizes much of the same current technology that is being used in the field. You will be trained on systems which will prepare you for your clinical internships and career in sonography.
What will I learn?
The AAS in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) prepares you to work as a critical member of today’s health care team. This curriculum includes lab/clinical experience to gain competencies in the areas of ultrasound physics and instrumentation, ultrasound of the abdomen, OB/GYN, small parts and basic vascular sonography.
We teach you important critical thinking/problem-solving techniques as well as interpersonal and communication skills that allow you to interact effectively with other health care team members, patients and families from a variety of professional, social, emotional, cultural and intellectual backgrounds. We provide you the skills you need to work with highly complex medical imaging equipment; analyze acquired images for quality; assess patient condition and apply appropriate techniques of patient care and education; and achieve the highest degree of clinical competency. The program focuses on developing your intellectual abilities as well as the judgment you need to demonstrate a professional attitude and demeanor, display the highest moral and ethical standards, and foster the safety of yourself and your patients.
Total credits: 68.5
General education – 9 credits
Core curriculum – 48.5 credits
Electives – 12 credits
Professional Licensure Disclosure
The licensure requirements for the Medical Sonography may differ between all 50 states and U.S. territories.
Pueblo Community College (PCC) recommends each student visit the RDMS Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer | ARDMS to identify the program requirements for Colorado and each state in which you plan to live and practice.
PCC can only guarantee that the requirements for the state of Colorado are met with our program.
PCC has not determined if the Medical Sonography meets applicable state requirements for the following states and territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.