Diagnostic Medical Sonography Academic Certificate
Use the latest ultrasound and sonogram technology to create images and help diagnose issues of the brain, abdomen, peripheral blood vessels and more.
As a diagnostic medical sonographer, you’ll work closely with patients to perform ultrasounds and sonograms that help physicians evaluate health and diagnose issues. This certificate program is perfect for students with previous college experience who want to start a career in the fast-growing field of sonography. During the program, you’ll experience a variety of real-life exams and invasive procedures, from obstetrics and gynecology to vascular and trauma. You’ll also test your skills in our
simulation ultrasound suite.
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Applicants to the Academic Certificate program must have earned an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution, have completed an accredited two (2)-year post-secondary Allied Health program or will have met the associate or baccalaureate requirements from the primary educational institution upon completion of the Academic Certificate program. Prior to entering the Academic Certificate program, candidates must complete the following college-level courses with a grade of “C” (74%) or better:
- College Algebra
- English Composition
- Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II
Academic Certificate Program
Students already holding an associate or baccalaureate degree, or who will have met the baccalaureate requirements from their primary educational program upon completion of the certificate program, may apply for the 13-month academic certificate program on a space available basis.
|Summer Session II||Credits|
|DMS 111||Introduction to Sonography||1|
|DMS 112||Abdominal Sonography I||3|
|DMS 113||Ultrasound Lab I||1|
|DMS 221||Ultrasound Physics||3|
|DMS 222||Abdominal Sonography II||2|
|DMS 223||Obstetrical & Gynecological Sonography I||3|
|DMS 224||Ultrasound Clinical I||4|
|DMS 225||Ultrasound Lab II||1|
|PHI 210||Ethical and Legal Dimensions in the Health Sciences||1|
|HSC 100||Medical Terminology||1|
|HSC 101||Methods of Patient Care||1|
|DMS 226||Obstetrical & Gynecological Sonography II||3|
|DMS 227||Introduction to Vascular Sonography||1|
|DMS 228||Ultrasound Clinical II||4|
|DMS 229||Ultrasound Lab III||1|
|DMS 230||Superficial Structures||2|
|DMS 231||Ultrasound Seminar||2|
|Summer Session I & II Combined||Credits|
|DMS 232||Ultrasound Clinical III||6|
|Total Combined Credits||40|
The General DMS Program at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
6021 University Blvd., Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Meet Your Faculty
Kathryn E. Zale, MS, BA, RDMS, RVT
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/ Vascular Sonography InstructorView Bio
Maryglo Stroik, MHA, RVT, RDMS, RT(R)
Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Vascular Clinical CoordinatorView Bio
Tara Dianna MS, RDMS, RVT, RT(R)
Program Director, DMS and VAS programsView Bio