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Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) has accredited the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program in cooperation with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS).

JRC-DMS
6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Outcomes - 2019 (Graduation Summer 2019)
Number of Graduates 21

Retention Rate

81%
Graduate Survey Return Rate 81% (17 of 21)
Job Placement 81% (17 of 21)
Abdominal Ultrasound Credential Success Rate 78% (7 of 9)
Obstetrics and Gynecology Credential Success Rate 88% (14 of 16)
Adult Echocardiography Credential Success Rate 56 % (5 of 9)
SPI Exam Pass Rate 100 % (21/21)
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Outcomes - 2018 (Graduation Summer 2018)
Number of Graduates 24

Attrition Rate

0%
Graduate Survey Return Rate 71% ( 17 of 24)
Job Placement 67% as per graduate surveys
Abdominal Ultrasound Credential Success Rate 90% (9 of 10)
Obstetrics and Gynecology Credential Success Rate 100% (16 of 16)
Adult Echocardiography Credential Success Rate 91% (10 of 11)
SPI Exam Pass Rate 86% (20 of 23)
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Outcomes - 2017 (Graduation Summer 2017)
Attrition Rate 4% (1 of 26)
Job Placement 76% (19 of 25)
Abdominal Ultrasound Credential Success Rate 85% (13 of 11)
Obstetrics and Gynecology Credential Success Rate 100% (14 of 14)
Adult Echocardiography Credential Success Rate 85% (13 of 11)
SPI Exam Pass Rate 92% (23 of 25)
Attrition Rate
Year Attrition Rate Number of Graduates
2017 0% 24
2016 0% 23

Licensure

Licensure is not required in the state of Florida for employment as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. However, sonographers may become credentialed by one of the professional credentialing bodies. Most employers prefer to hire registered sonographers because registration provides an objective measure of an individual’s professional standing.

Graduates are eligible to apply to take the national certification exams of the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in Abdomen, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Adult Echocardiography.

American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
51 Monroe Street, Plaza East One
Rockville, Maryland 20850-2400
Tel: 301.738.8401 or 800.541.9754
Fax: 301.738.0312

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate’s eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment.

Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted for any crime are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.