Purpose: This curriculum is designed to prepare students to produce diagnostic images of the human body using special equipment to direct high frequency sound waves into areas of the patient’s body. The sonographer is a central member of the health care team and assists the radiologist in body image interpretation. Upon successful completion of the degree requirements, the student will be eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography examinations leading to credentials as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS®), Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS®) and Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT®).
- Comply with all General Admission Requirements for Allied Health Programs.
- Attend a Diagnostic Medical Sonography Information Session.
- Pass the DMS Computer Competency Exam with a grade of 70% or higher
or pass HIM 130 or ITE 115.
- Document a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at last school attended.
- Complete BIO 141 Anatomy and Physiology I with a "B" or higher.
- Complete DMS 100 Orientation to the Sonography Profession with a "B" or higher.
- Complete ENG 111 College Composition I with a grade of "B" or higher.
- Complete MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I or higher level math with a "B" or higher.
- Complete PHY 101 Introduction to Physics I with a "B" or higher.
- Complete SDV 101 Orientation to Healthcare with a "B" or higher.
1 The CST elective may be selected from CST 229 Intercultural Communication, CST 110 Introduction to Communication, CST 115 Small Group Communication, or CST 126 Interpersonal Communication.
2 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.
3 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 220, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.
4 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.