Sonographer performing an ultrasound

Medical 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.

Degree requirements
Total credits: 68.5

General education – 9 credits
Core curriculum – 48.5 credits
Electives – 12 credits


Marijuana Policy

THC (marijuana) is part of the required 10-panel drug screen prior to admittance into any Health Professions or Public Safety program at PCC. The passage of Amendment 64 in the State of Colorado, does not overrule Federal law, which states this is still an illegal substance. Students testing positive for THC (marijuana, including prescription marijuana) will not be allowed entrance or re-entrance into a Health or Public Safety program.

Degree & Certificate Offerings in Medical Sonography:

Program Information

Pueblo Campus
Health Professions
Course Availability
Program Start
Program Length
4 Semesters


Roger Cox

Bonnie Housh