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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program leads to an Associate Degree in Applied Science (AAS). The program prepares selected individuals through theory, lab, and clinical experience to practice as sonographers in a variety of healthcare settings. The DMS program is a limited enrollment program. Admission in the program is competitive requiring a minimum GPA of 2.75 to apply for admission. The highest ranked students that meet qualification requirements and deadlines will be admiited first.


First Semester    
DMSU 230 Acoustical Physics and Instrumentation 3
DMSU 220 Abdominal/Pelvic Songraphy 5
DMSU 200 Sectional Imaging & Terminology 2
DMSU 221 Superficial/Specialty Sonography 2
  Semester Total 12
Second Semester  
DMSU 222 Sonography of Obstetrics and Gynecology 5
DMSU 241 Vascular Technology 5
DMSU 210 Sonographic Pathophysiology 2
  Semester Total 12
Summer Semester  
DMSU 260 Advanced Diagnostic Studies 2
  Semester Total 2
Third Semester    
DMSU 250 Sonography Practicum I (Clinical) 6
DMSU 251 Sonography Practicum II (Clinical) 6
  Semester Total 12
Fourth Semester    
DMSU 252 Sonography Practicum III (Clinical) 5
DMSU 253 Sonography Practicum IV (Clinical) 5
DMSU 261** Advanced Ultrasound Review (Capstone) 2
  Semester Total 12
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
MATH 130 College Algebra (or Math 125) or MATH 135 Technical Algebra 3
BIOL 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
PHYS 101 General Physics or Introduction to Physics (PHYS 100) 3
PSYC 101* General Psychology or Lifespan Devel (PSYC 201) 3
DMSU 100 Introduction to Sonography  2
*May be taken during Professional Component of the DMS Program  

All pre-requisite classes (except  DMSU 100) are required for CAAHEP-JRC accreditation with the exception of  PSYC  101/201-which is included to meet  GEC 3 requirement 

**NOTE: The ARDMS Sonography Physics and Instrumentation exam (SPI) must be successfully passed to satisfy the requirements of DMSU 261.  Students who do not provide proof of their ARDMS SPI exam success prior to the end of DMSU 261 will not progress in the program to include graduation from the Diagnostic  Medical Sonography program.



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