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Daytona State College to begin offering Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree in Summer 2024Title

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (October 5, 2023) Daytona State College will offer an Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree in Summer 2024, pending approval by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

"Daytona State College is committed to expand and grow along with local community, business and industry trends,” said Daytona State College President Dr. Tom LoBasso. “We’ve identified a strong demand for diagnostic sonographers in our region and this program is designed to meet that need.”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates demand for diagnostic sonographers in this region will grow by more 30% in the next five years.

“Diagnostic sonography is an affordable alternative to radiation imagery in diagnosing and treating patients,” said Dr. Colin Chesley, Associate Vice President of the College of Health and Public Services. “This degree is also an option for students looking to continue their education via Daytona State’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree concentrations in Management or Healthcare Management.”

Diagnostic medical sonographers are employed in a variety of medical facilities and are an integral part of diagnostic teams. Sonographers work closely with physicians and surgeons before, during and after procedures to assess and diagnose medical conditions using ultrasound to visualize the body's soft tissues.

The program anticipates approximately 24 students in each cohort and applications will be accepted beginning in January 2024. The 77-credit hour program includes 54 credits of sonography program specific courses. The program will be taught in the brand new facility on DSC’s Deltona Campus and the program hours will be full-time during the day, Monday through Friday.

Upon obtaining accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for credentialing exams with the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography with potential specialties in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Abdomen. 

For more information, contact Academic Advisor, Melissa Brown at 386-506-3052 or

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Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs, Daytona State College is the leader in education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler counties and beyond. The College enrolls approximately 23,000 students a year at its seven campuses, with graduates serving in critical fields including healthcare, emergency services and public safety, business, education, hospitality, engineering, project management, accounting, computer science, digital media, and more.

Daytona State has been recognized as a leader in higher education numerous times. U.S. News & World Report ranks the College among the Top Tier Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center ranks DSC among the top 50 most affordable public four-year institutions in the country, with less than half the tuition of the national average. And U.S. News & World Report has ranked DSC among its Top Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans multiple times.