Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (DMS)

Diagnostic medical sonographers perform sonography also known as ultrasound. Ultrasound is a widely used imaging technique applied in the field of medicine which helps to examine human bodies by producing internal body images. It is effective in diagnosing and treating patients. The DMS program helps to give an in-depth understanding of the technology and processes involved in sonography/ultrasound.

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (DMS)

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS), also called ultrasound, is a diagnostic modality used for medical imaging procedures. It is a powerful tool that can offer a wealth of information about the human body. DMS is performed by using a specialized scanner called transducer which is connected with the ultrasound machine. The transducer, after attaching to the skin, produces high-frequency sound waves that are transmitted into the human body. These ultrasound waves reflect from organs, body fluids & different tissues densities to the transducer. From a transducer, the sound waves are then transformed into images on the screen of an ultrasound machine. These ultrasound images provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases. It also helps in observing and visualizing the condition & behavior of the fetus in utero (before birth). Therefore ultrasound has become the most widely used imaging modality in modern medicine and it will continue to expand. The DMS Program offers an in-depth explanation of how DMS works.

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Entry Requirement:

Applicants may enroll on any school day. At the time of enrollment the applicant will be informed of the next start date. Applicants are accepted on the basis of personal interview, testing, and suitability for the required training program. A high school diploma, General Education Diploma, or High School Proficiency are not required for entrance into a program; however, obtaining one is strongly encouraged. Title IV recipients must have a high school diploma or GED. An applicant must be beyond the age of compulsory school attendance in California. If a student is from another country, no Visa services are provided. The institution will not vouch for student status or any associated charges. The student shall demonstrate English proficiency by providing a United States High School Diploma or by achieving a score of 200 Verbal on the “Wonderlic Basic Skills” assessment. Stellar Career College has the sole discretion and right to accept and enroll students into a program.

Additional requirements for MRI, Radiology, DMS, NICVS, and Surgical Programs:

Applicants who don’t have at least 30 college credits will have to take and pass a free placement test of Stellar Career College to qualify for the admission into MRI, Radiology, DMS, NICVS, or Surgical program. Placement test can be taken online or at the College campus by appointment.

  • Applicants must complete an application for admission
  • Applicants should schedule an appointment for an application interview
  • Applicants must complete a nationally recognized basic skills assessment or have a High School diploma
  • Applicants must complete and sign an enrollment agreement


Stellar Career College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201, telephone 703-247-4212. ACCSC is a US Department of Education approved accrediting Agency.

IBHE Approval:

Stellar Career College, Chicago, Illinois location is approved by the “Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education”. For more information on IBHE approval, you may contact the Illinois Board of Higher Education, Private Business and Vocational Schools at 1 N. Old State Capital Plaza Suite 333 Springfield, IL 62701-1404 phone number (217) 782-2551 or www.ibhe.org

Program Highlights:

Course Duration
15 months
Clock Hours
Study Method
On-Campus & Online Classes.

Program Completion:

Graduates who will pass all courses included in the program as per college’s Satisfactory Academic Requirements and fulfill their financial obligation towards the college will receive a Certificate of Completion. Graduates may be eligible to challenge national certification exam to become certified by passing the credentialing examination provided they meet all additional requirements of the credentialing agency including but not limited to the background check requirements. Please check credentialing eligibility requirements by contacting the credentialing agency directly.

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