Diagnostic Medical Sonography at El Centro

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is recognized both locally and nationally for its outstanding faculty and exemplary clinical rotations.

Program Location and Facilities

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is located in the Downtown Health Sciences Center (formerly El Centro’s Center for Allied Health and Nursing) one block northwest from the El Centro​ campus in downtown Dallas. The center comprises 55 classrooms and labs that contain some of the most advanced equipment available to educate health care students.

The center’s high-tech equipment includes:

  • Teaching labs that simulate surgical and hospital settings for specific program applications.
  • Microphones and cameras in each classroom to capture audio and video instruction.
  • Three classrooms with videoconferencing for two-way viewing.
  • Two simulation labs with computerized patient mannequins.

Accreditation and Affiliations

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (25400 U.S. Highway 19, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; phone: 727-210-2350) in cooperation with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (6021 University Blvd., Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043; phone: 443-973-3251; fax 866-738-3444).

The El Centro Diagnostic Medical Sonography program was initially accredited in 1987 and was awarded a 10-year accreditation in 2012.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Graduate Outcomes


Graduates ofProgram Retention RateEmployed in Sonography FieldARDMS SPI Registry Pass RateARDMS Abdomen Registry Pass RateARDMS OB/GYN Registry Pass Rate
201410/1010/1010/1010/104/4
201512/1212/1212/1211/124/5
201612/1211/1212/1211/128/8
201711/1210/1111/1111/114/4
201812/129/1211/129/125/5