Program Description

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is a full-time Certificate of Achievement program that offers didactic, directed hands-on laboratory, and professionally supervised clinical training in General Sonography (Abdomen and OB/GYN Track). Successful completion provides the student with job-ready skills.

Students must adhere to clearance requirements in order to be accepted into, and continue enrollment in, Allied Health Programs' clinical courses. Requirements include: background checks, drug screenings, vaccinations and boosters (for example, COVID-19).  Merced College Allied Health Programs do not accept religious nor medical exemptions.

Program Goals Statement

To prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domain. 


Merced College offers the following degrees/certificates in Sonography:

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (CT)

See Degree Requirements and Course Descriptions (current & past MC Catalogs)


The Allied Health Center houses a complete Sonography Suite, large computer lab, conference rooms, study rooms and multiple large and small classrooms. The Sonography Programs have contemporary equipment and software that assist students with learning current procedures.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Faculty

Click (Here) for the list of Faculty & Staff.


Allied Health Counselors are located in the Counseling and Guidance Area (Lesher Student Services Building - 2nd Floor).  Contact (209) 381-6478 or email to make an appointment.


The Merced College DMS General Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation  of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL  33775