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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Associate of Applied Science

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.

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Application Process

How To Apply

  • Apply for Admission to BridgeValley
  • Have any official high school and/or college transcripts sent to BridgeValley.
  • Choose Pre-Sonography as your designated curriculum
  • Complete required pre-requisite courses
  • Take the TEAS examination and submit results with program application minimum score of 50:
  • Shadow a sonographer and have the sonographer sign the shadowing form to verify your experience DMS Shadowing Form  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to offer shadowing/observation opportunities. This requirement will be waived for the 2023 application.
  • Sonography Admissions Criteria
  • Write a paper detailing why you are choosing sonography as a career
  • The online sonography application will be available January 17-February 23, 2023 for the Fall 2023 sonography program admissions. NOTE: A sample application is posted for review. Please note all applications are online and paper copies are not accepted. The sample application is posted for informational purposes only. Sample Application


NOTE: The online application for Fall 2023 admissions will be available on this website January 17-February 23, 2023


2023 Sonography Program Application Timeline:

Applications accepted January 17, 2023-February 23, 2023
Application Review and Scoring. Notification of interviews or non-acceptance for those not qualified for interview mailed by: March 19, 2023
Interviews: Week of March 29, 2023
Scoring of interviewed applicants completed and acceptance and non-acceptance letters for sonography programs admission Fall 2023 mailed/emailed April 13, 2023
Students must accept or decline (may be provisional) acceptance to the program April 20, 2023


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More About the Program

BridgeValley Diagnostic Medical Sonography is delivered on the South Charleston campus.


Kim Shamblin, MPH, RDMS, RVT, RDCS, RT(R)(CT)
Sonography Department Chair
[email protected]
(304) 205-6669

Accreditation Information

ACBSP Accredited

The BridgeValley Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee for Diagnostic Medical Sonography for General Sonography (Abdomen, Small Parts, Obstetrics, & Gynecology) and Vascular Technology.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 9355-113th St. N #7709; Seminole, FL 33775; 727-210-2350

RCDMS 6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500 Ellicott City, MD 21043 Phone: 443-973-3251
E-mail: [email protected]

Sonography Program goals include but are not limited to the following:

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

Program Outcomes 2017 
Program Outcomes 2018
Program Outcomes 2019
Program Outcomes 2020
Program Outcomes 2021



DMSU 230 Acoustical Physics and Instrumentation ..... 3 Credits

DMSU 220 Abdominal/Pelvic Songraphy ..... 5 Credits

DMSU 200 Sectional Imaging & Terminology ..... 2 Credits

DMSU 221 Superficial/Specialty Sonography ..... 2 Credits

Semester Total : 12

DMSU 222 Sonography of Obstetrics and Gynecology ..... 5 Credits

DMSU 241 Vascular Technology ..... 5 Credits

DMSU 210 Sonographic Pathophysiology ..... 2 Credits

Semester Total : 12

DMSU 260 Advanced Diagnostic Studies ..... 2 Credits

Semester Total : 2

DMSU 250 Sonography Practicum I (Clinical) ..... 6 Credits

DMSU 251 Sonography Practicum II (Clinical) ..... 6 Credits

Semester Total : 12

DMSU 252 Sonography Practicum III (Clinical) ..... 5 Credits

DMSU 253 Sonography Practicum IV (Clinical) ..... 5 Credits

DMSU 261** Advanced Ultrasound Review (Capstone) ..... 2 Credits

Semester Total : 12

ENGL 101 English Composition I ..... 3 Credits

MATH 130 College Algebra (or Math 125) or MATH 135 Technical Algebra ..... 3 Credits

BIOL 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I ..... 4 Credits

BIOL 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II ..... 4 Credits

PHYS 101 General Physics or Introduction to Physics (PHYS 100) ..... 3 Credits

PSYC 101* General Psychology or Lifespan Devel (PSYC 201) ..... 3 Credits

DMSU 100 Introduction to Sonography ..... 2 Credits