Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Associate's degree

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician. 510910


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)




Entrance Requirements

Combination of Education and Course(s)


Southern Arkansas University (SAU) Tech

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

6415 Spellman Road, Camden, Arkansas

Local WIB

5040 - Southwest

Name of Credential

Associate of Applied Science - Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Pell, loans, ArFuture, scholarships

Refund Policy

Tuition charges and course-specific fees such as Internet fees and lab fees are refunded based on a per day scale specified on the college web site. Other fees are non-refundable after the 100% refund period.

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - HIgher Learning Commission

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?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$2,094.00 $891 is the total cost of the textbooks for the two semesters of program prerequisite courses. The program textbook cost is $1,197 and are purchased in the first semester after acceptance into the program.

Testing/Exam Fees

$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.

Graduation Fees

$30.00 One-time fee to cover the cost of cap and gown.

In-State/District Tuition


Other Fees

$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

Out-of-State/District Tuition


Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)

$200.00 Scrubs and shoes

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

29-2032.00Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$37.38 per hour

Provider Status



6415 Spellman Road, Camden, Arkansas 71701

Phone Number

(870) 574-4514

Fax Number

(870) 574-4520

Web Address

Last Updated

Oct 20, 2023


Jul 05, 2022


Oct 20, 2024

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