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Degree Plans - Diagnostic Medical Sonography (AAS)

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Our twenty-four-month Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed to prepare skilled professionals to perform diagnostic examinations, as requested by a physician, using high-frequency sound waves to visualize soft tissue structures. Sonographers work in hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices.

After successful completion of the prerequisites, you will be eligible to apply and compete with other applicants for acceptance into the program. Enrollment is limited. Students who complete the sixteen-month curriculum will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Students who successfully complete the curriculum are eligible to challenge the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) examination in general physics, abdominal, and OB/GYN sonography. The twenty-four-month general sonography portion of the program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). For additional information, see the Selective Admissions section of this Catalog.

Catalog Year
2020-2021
Degree Type
AAS
TSI
Complete
Degree Plan
Major Courses 43 Credits
DMSO 1441 Abdominopelvic Sonography  
DMSO 1302 Basic Ultrasound Physics  
DMSO 1210 Introduction to Sonography  
DMSO 1266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician  
DMSO 1342 Intermediate Ultrasound Physics  
DMSO 2405 Sonography of Obstetrics/Gynecology  
DMSO 1267 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician  
DMSO 2342 Sonography of High Risk Obstetrics  
DMSO 2441 Sonography of Abdominopelvic Pathology  
DMSO 2343 Advanced Ultrasound Physics  
DMSO 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician  
DMSO 2345 Advanced Sonography Practices  
DMSO 2353 Sonography of Superficial Structures  
DMSO 2230 Advanced Ultrasound and Review  
DMSO 2367 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician  
General Education Requirements 20 Credits
Every Associate of Applied Science degree plan must contain at least 15 semester hours of general education courses. At least one course must be taken from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts (language, philosophy & culture/creative arts), social/behavioral
science (social and behavioral sciences/American history/ government/political science), and natural science/ mathematics (life and physical sciences/mathematics).
Major Courses: 43
General Education requirements: 20
Total Semester Hours: 63

Recommended Course Sequence:

Prerequisites Credit Hours
BIOL 2404 Anatomy and Physiology 4
PHYS 1405 Elementary Physics 4
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3

Note: All prerequisites must be completed by the end of the Spring semester prior to admittance into the DMS program. 

First Semester Credit Hours
DMSO 1441 Abdominopelvic Sonography 4
DMSO 1302 Basic Ultrasound Physics 3
DMSO 1210 Introduction to Sonography 2
DMSO 1266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 2
XXXX X3XX LANG, PHIL, CULT, or Creative Arts Core 3
Second Semester Credit Hours
DMSO 1342 Intermediate Ultrasound Physics 3
DMSO 2405 Sonography of Obstetrics/Gynecology 4
DMSO 1267 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 2
DMSO 2342 Sonography of High Risk Obstetrics 3
Third Semester Credit Hours
DMSO 2441 Sonography of Abdominopelvic Pathology 4
DMSO 2343 Advanced Ultrasound Physics 3
DMSO 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 2
PSYC 2301 General Psychology OR
PSYC 2314
3
Fourth Semester Credit Hours
DMSO 2345 Advanced Sonography Practices 3
DMSO 2353 Sonography of Superficial Structures 3
DMSO 2230 Advanced Ultrasound and Review 2
DMSO 2367 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 3
Total Semester Hours 63

Courses titled in bold type represent general education courses.

Selective Admissions and retention rules apply. Department-specific courses must be taken in sequence and may have a prerequisite course. Courses must be completed with a “C” or better for completion of degree. Contact the department chair for details.

All required and prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. In addition, all anatomy and physiology classes must have been taken within the last five years. A minimum grade of 75% is required in all diagnostic medical sonography courses (DMSO). The student who does not earn the minimum score may not be allowed to progress in the program.

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to sit for the registry examinations in Abdomen, Obstetrics and Physics as administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).

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