Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate Degree

Use the most advanced equipment and techniques to help evaluate everything from the brain to the abdomen.

Classroom and clinical learning go hand in hand within this degree program. You’ll practice your scanning skills in our updated ultrasound suite, using 3D/4D, elastography and other state-of-the-art technology. You’ll also observe a wide range of diagnostic exams and invasive procedures.

Work with faculty from all backgrounds, ranging from ob/gyn to vascular imaging, to prepare yourself to become a diagnostic sonographer specialist.

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If you already have an associate degree (or higher) or have completed a two-year, post-secondary allied health program, you may eligible for our certificate program.

Curriculum

First Year: Associate Degree in Applied Science Total Credits: 33

Fall SemesterCredits
BIO 175Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
ENG 100English Composition3
MAT 160College Algebra3
PSY 100General Psychology3
Elective3
Total16
Spring SemesterCredits
BIO 176Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
HSC 100Medical Terminology1
HSC 101Methods of Patient Care1
PHY 150Physics3
SOC 100 or SOC 200Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Diversity3
Total12
Summer Session IICredits
DMS 111Introduction to Sonography1
DMS 112Abdominal Sonography I3
DMS 113Ultrasound Lab I1
Total5
Total Combined Credits33

Second Year: Associate Degree in Applied Science Total Credits: 33

Fall SemesterCredits
DMS 221Ultrasound Physics3
DMS 222Abdominal Sonography II2
DMS 223Obstetrical & Gynecological Sonography I3
DMS 224Ultrasound Clinical I4
DMS 225Ultrasound Lab II1
PHI 210Ethical and Legal Dimensions in the Health Sciences1
Total14
Spring SemesterCredits
DMS 226Obstetrical & Gynecological Sonography II3
DMS 227Common Vascular Procedures1
DMS 228Ultrasound Clinical II4
DMS 229Ultrasound Lab III1
DMS 230Superficial Structures2
DMS 231Ultrasound Seminar2
Total13
Summer Session I & II CombinedCredits
DMS 232Ultrasound Clinical III6
Total6
Total Combined Credits66

Will I be successful?

YEARGRADUATIONPH CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONABD CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONO/G CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONJOB PLACEMENT RATE
Initial EnrollmentGraduatedRateAttemptedPassedPass RateAttemptedPassedPass RateAttemptedPassedPass RateGraduatesJobs within 12 monthsRate
2018151387%131292%11982%111091%13969%
2017151280%1212100%99100%1212100%121083%
20161616100%161594%151493%1212100%161063%
2015171694%181583%12975%141286%161488%
201417947%99100%6467%99100%9778%

Not sure if this is the right program for you?

Our diagnostic medical sonography degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. See more accreditation information.