Ogeechee Technical College

Sonography Flyer PDF Document


Meet the Faculty

Tina Welch Instructor
Tina Welch, MA, RDMS, RVT, RCS, RT, (R)

Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Programs Director/Instructor

Office: Rm 949
Health Science North Bldg.

Tina Welch has been a full time instructor in the Sonography programs at Ogeechee Technical College for 10 years. She began her professional career in Radiologic Technology. She has received an Associate of Science degree from Medical College of Georgia in Radiologic Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Hospital College of Health Science in Sonography. She most recently earned a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from Ashford University. Tina is an active member of Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Tina has held many positions in her many years of imaging ranging from staff radiographer/sonographer to department manager.


Capre Mitchell

Echocardiography Instructor

Office: Rm 948
Health Science North Bldg.

Capre Mitchell has been teaching echocardiography at Ogeechee Technical College since 2015. After an extensive career in molecular biology in government and academic research, she completed studies in cardiac sonography and has worked in echocardiography since 2009. She is a graduate of Colorado State University and is a registered cardiac sonographer with ARDMS. Capre is a student-centered, progressive, and innovative instructor who emphasizes active learning on many academic spectrums. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, camping, and quilting.


The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS, CAAHEP may be contacted at 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, Phone 727.210.2350.


2018 Pass Rates
RDMS(AB) 92%
RDMS (OB) 50%
RDCS (AE) 100%

2018 Retention
General Sonography 93%
Echocardiography 100%

2018 Job Placement
General Sonography 100%
Echocardiography 92%


All students entering the Sonography program must meet the core requirements outlined in the Health Care Assistant-Sonography Track Certificate.

PSB Exam

Schedule your exam: Students can schedule themselves for the exam by going online to this link and clicking on the “Schedule Now” button. They just need to make sure that they sign up for the one that says PSB Health Occupations (not PSB LPN).


Graduates of the Sonography program are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Examinations which include Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI), Abdomen(AB) and Obstetrics & Gynecology (OBGYN) to become a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.

Ogeechee Technical College's Sonography program has a 100% pass rate for the SPI, Abdomen, and OBGYN examinations. All of these surpass the ARDMS National Pass Rate.

Click here to view ARDMS National Pass Rate.

Other Information

Ultrasound Program graduates are eligible to sit for national certification examinations for sonographers and are prepared to function as professionals in the sonography field. Program graduates are to be competent in the general areas of communications, algebra, interpersonal relations, and anatomy and physiology. Program graduates are competent to perform imaging examinations and accompanying responsibilities assigned to a sonographer at the direction of physicians qualified to request and/or perform sonographic procedures. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is competent to perform as a sonographer and to:

  1. Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, positioning, and sonographic techniques to accurately demonstrate anatomical structures on a sonogram.
  2. Determine factors to achieve optimum sonographic techniques with minimum biohazard to the patient.
  3. Evaluate sonographic images for appropriate positioning and image quality.
  4. Provide patient care and comfort.
  5. Recognize emergency patient conditions and initiate life-saving first aid and basic life-support procedures.
  6. Evaluate the performance of sonographic systems, know the safe limits of equipment operation and report malfunctions to the proper authority.
  7. Exercise independent judgment and discretion in the technical performance of medical imaging procedures.
  8. Participate in sonographic quality assurance programs.

Program Goals

The goal of the Ogeechee Technical College DMS program is to:

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

The statewide TCSG goals of the DMS program is to:

  1. Provide education that acknowledges individual differences and respects the rights of individuals to seek fulfillment of educational needs.
  2. Provide an environment that encourages the individual to benefit and contribute as a partner in the economic progress, development, and stability of Georgia.
  3. Provide education that develops the potential of each student to become a productive, responsible, and upwardly mobile member of society.
  4. Provide quality DMS education in an atmosphere that fosters interest in and enthusiasm for learning.
  5. Prepare graduates to function as accountable and responsible members with in their field of endeavor.
  6. Prepare graduates to function as safe and competent practitioners in Sonography.
  7. Prepare program graduates with the highest level of competence possible given the constraints of the interests and ability levels of the individual.
  8. Provide educational and related services without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, handicapping condition, academic disadvantage, or economic disadvantage.
  9. Foster employer participation, understanding, and confidence in the instructional process and the competence to diagnostic medical sonography program graduates.
  10. Provide guidance to DMS students to assist them in pursuing educational opportunities that maximize their professional potential.
  11. Encourage program graduates to recognize and to act upon individual needs for continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence.

Programs of Study

Diagnostic Medical Sonography AAS Degree*/**
Echocardiography AAS Degree*/**
Health Care Science Certificate (Sonography Track)

*Denotes Title IV eligible program (PELL).
**Denotes a competitive admission program. Please view the OTC Catalog and Student Handbook
for details.



Program Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Ultrasound Programs is to provide educational opportunities to individuals that will enable them to obtain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed as sonographers.


Program Courses

DMSO 1010 - Foundations of Sonography
DMSO 1020 - Sectional Anatomy and Normal Sonographic Appearance
DMSO 1040 - Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation
DMSO 1050 - Abdominal Sonography I
DMSO 1060 - Clinical Sonography I
DMSO 1070 - Pelvic Sonography and First Trimester Obstetrics
DMSO 1080 - Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation Registry Review
DMSO 1090 - Introduction to Vascular Sonography
DMSO 1100 - Clinical Sonography II
DMSO 2010 - OB Second and Third Trimesters
DMSO 2020 - Specialized Sonographic Procedures
DMSO 2030 - Clinical Sonography III
DMSO 2040 - Comprehensive ABD and OB/GYN Registry Review
DMSO 2050 - Clinical Sonography IV