Interested in seeing what is beneath the surface? Austin Community College’s Sonography Program provides two specialty tracks to provide crucial medical insights –– students must complete both the associate of applied science degree and an advanced technical certificate. You’ll leave with hands-on experience using high-frequency sound waves in ACC’s state-of-the-art ultrasound scanning lab to diagnose issues in organs, tissues, or blood flow.

Please note that the ACC Sonography Program has two specialty tracks with each track consisting of two awards: AAS in Diagnostic Medical or Cardiac Sonography AND and ATC (Advanced Technical Certificate Level 4) in Diagnostic Medical Vascular or Cardio-Vascular Sonography. All students must complete both awards to complete their chosen Sonography Program.

The Sonography Program at Austin Community College is a special admissions program with limited availability. Students preparing for the program should select "General Studies in Pre-Health Sciences" as their major on the application. Because requirements may change, consult the program website to confirm current requirements. Admission to the college does not guarantee entrance into a particular course or program of study.

Pride Points

100 percent credential success rate

100 percent job placement

On-the-job training through clinical rotations

The ACC Sonography Program specialties (DMS, DCS, and the ESC-VT) are each accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (9355 113th Street North #7709, Seminole, FL 33775; phone 727-210-2350; fax 727-210-2354; email: upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (6201 University Blvd., Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD; 443-973-3251 (

Career & Salary Information

Advances in technology continue to increase the need for sonographers. Graduates can find careers as a diagnostic medical sonography or diagnostic cardio-vascular sonography in hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, and more. Check out below for labor and market data for these fast-growing professions.

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  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

    Produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.

    Hourly Wage: $

    Currently Employed:


    # people are employed as Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. This number is expected to # over the next four years.

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Awards & Program Maps


Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards and follow the program maps below to stay on track.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography (Echocardiography)
Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Advanced Technical Certificate

Cardiac Sonography Certification
Cardio-Vascular Sonography
Medical-Vascular Sonography