Wide angle image of DMS students in the DMS lab.

DMS Essential Requirements

Qualities needed to succeed in the TCC Diagnostic Medical Sonography program and in the field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Student Capabilities

Physical, mental, and emotional capabilities needed to succeed in the profession of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and while enrolled in the clinical phase of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. 

Immunization, Background Check and Drug Test Requirements

  • Students must provide documentation of current immunizations: 2 step TB skin test (PPD), Tdap, HepB - 3 doses and a titer, MMR, Varicella, and flu shot.
  • Drug Testing: Clinical agencies have to maintain a drug free workplace that promotes a safe and healthy work environment and is in compliance with applicable laws. Therefore, some clinical sites require all students in their facilities complete a drug screen. Additional fees may be incurred by the student.
  • Background check: Certain conviction history excludes persons from healthcare employment. If you have any prior convictions, even if you believe they may be sealed, please consult with the Program Director for DMS.