Welcome to the Northern Virginia Community College Website

Accessibility Navigation:

College Catalog 2014-2015


DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY Code: 1090 Catalog Year: 2014-2015
Associate of Applied Science Degree   Offered through MEC
  Courses Credits
1BIO 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
1BIO 142 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
DMS 100 Orientation to the Sonography Profession 1
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
2MTH 151 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 3
3PHY 101 Intro. to Physics I 4
SDV 101 Orientation to Healthcare 1
HLT 141 Introduction to Medical Terminology 1
5___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1
4PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3
Total 28
Two Years
DMS 190 Coordinated Internship 3
DMS 196 On-Site Training in General Sonography 4
DMS 206 Introduction to Sonography 2
DMS 207 Sectional Anatomy 2
DMS 208 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation I 2
DMS 209 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation II 2
DMS 212 Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography 4
DMS 211 Abdominal Sonography 4
DMS 218 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation Lab I 1
DMS 219 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation Lab II 1
DMS 232 Clinical Education II 4
DMS 241 Advanced Abdominal Sonography 3
DMS 242 Advanced Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography 3
DMS 290 Coordinated Internship 4
DMS 299 Supervised Study 1
Total 40
Total credits for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography A.A.S.=68 (includes 28 prerequisite credits)

1 Although students who have graduated with a transfer-oriented A.A., A.S., or A.A. & S. degree or any baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher education will have most of their general education considered as fulfilled, they must meet the math and science requirements specified for this program. Exceptions must be approved by the division dean responsible for the student's curriculum.

2 Math 151 or higher-level math course.

3 This elective is program-specific and courses required for admission are as listed.

4 May substitute combination courses PSY 201-202.

5 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.