Method of Delivery
Instructional Program (CIP)
Southern Arkansas University Tech’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is a 71 credit hour program designed to provide students with general knowledge, skills and competencies needed to have a successful career in diagnostic medical sonography. This program is based on the requirements necessary to pass the American Registry of Diagnostic Sonography (ARDMS) certification examination and to function as a general sonographer. Upon completion of the coursework, graduates will receive an Associates of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and once all requirements are met, will be eligible to take the ARDMS examination in Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI), Abdomen and Obstetrics and Gynecology. A selective admissions process is used for student enrollment into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.
Program Length (Weeks)
WIOA Approved Program
6415 Spellman Road, Camden, Arkansas
5040 - Southwest
Name of Credential
AAS Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
Pell, loans, ArFuture
Fall/Spring Tuition Refund Percentages
Day 1-Day 8: 100%
Day 9-Day 14: 90%
Day 15-Day 21: 50%
Day 22-Day 28: 25%
After Day 28: 0%
Students who drop or completely withdraw from classes after the 100% refund period will be assessed partial tuition and full student mandatory fees. This refund policy does not apply to drops initiated by faculty.
Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?
Yes - HLC
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?
$1,836.00 $1,341 is the total cost of the textbooks for the two semesters of program prerequisite courses. The program textbook cost is $495 and are purchased in the first semester after acceptance into the program.
$1,150.00 Exams are admiistered by a third party. The fees are paid to SAU Tech during the training. The fees are paid to the third party by SAU Tech when the student registers to take the exam.
$30.00 One-time fee to cover the cost of cap and gown.
$17,161.00 Transcript Fee: $10 (one-time first time enrolled at the college) Program Fee ($750/course): $12,750 (paid over four semesters) Mandatory Fees: $3,621 Internet Course Fee: $690 (for courses that are taken online) Subscription Fee: $90
Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)
$500.00 Uniforms and kits
Total In-State Program Cost
Total Out-of-State Program Cost