Associate Of Applied Science In

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Program benefits

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Curriculum

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

About the Program

The Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program will prepare you to work closely with physicians to diagnose and treat cardiovascular medical conditions. You will learn how to use highly specialized ultrasound imaging equipment to evaluate the heart and vascular systems, applying knowledge in human anatomy, pathology, equipment optimization and patient care skills. As advances in technology and the aging population in the U.S. continue to increase, the need for cardiovascular sonographers has grown.

To prepare competent entry-level sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), Psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains for the following concentrations it offers: Adult Cardiac Sonography and Vascular Sonography.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

BENEFITS

Become credentialed

In Adult Echocardiography and Vascular Technology

Sonography Lab

This allows you to work with state-of-the-art ultrasound imaging equipment.

Real-world clinical experiences

At the region’s best hospitals and facilities.

Guaranteed clinical placement!

Our program promises a clinical seat upon acceptance to the program.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

BENEFITS

Become credentialed

In Adult Echocardiography and Vascular Technology

Sonography Lab

This allows you to work with state-of-the-art ultrasound imaging equipment.

Real-world clinical experiences

At the region’s best hospitals and facilities.

Guaranteed clinical placement!

Our program promises a clinical seat upon acceptance to the program.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Students work alongside a sonographer preceptor up to 24 hours per week with exposure to medical procedures such as surgical and catheter cardiovascular interventions. Student sonographers also complete clinical rotations at The Christ Hospital Health Network, Atrium Medical Center, and Miami Valley Hospital.

The Diagnostic Medical sonography program

Program Qualifications

Graduating High School Students, First-Time Degree Seekers, and Transfer Students

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Cumulative College GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Attend a DMS Information Session
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

REQUIRED PRE-REQUISITE COURSES**

  • Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab (BIO 111)

  • Introductory Physics (PHY 105)

  • College Algebra (MAT 105)

  • English Composition (ENG 101)

  • Foundations for Success* (FS 102)

All required pre-requisite courses must be completed with a “C” or higher.

*Foundations for Success is waived for students who have completed 15 or more hours of college credit.

**Students may complete the Pre-Requisite Courses at The Christ College by applying to the General Studies program. Once pre-requisites are complete the student can then apply for the DMS program. 

Please note that Admission to the DMS program is competitive and space is limited. Enrollment in this program is available in the Fall semester only. Students who have completed all prerequisites are admitted on a rolling cycle until the program is filled.  Once the program is filled, students are placed on a waiting list. 

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Curriculum

PREP PHASE- Spring or Summer Entry Course Title Credits
FYE 102 Learning Foundations 2
PHY 105 Introductory Physics 3
BIO 111 Anatomy and Physiology 1 4
MAT 105 College Algebra 3
ENG 101 English Composition 1 3
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Prep phase courses are required to be completed with a grade of “C” or higher to be considered for admission into the DMSC program.

Semester 1 Fall - YR 1 Course Title Credits Semester 2 Spring - YR 1 Course Title Credits
DMS 111 Sonography Principles and Instrumentation 1 3 DMS 112 Sonography Principles and Instrumentation 2 2
HLCS 101 Medical Terminology 3 DMSC 141 Cardiac Sonography 1 3
DMSC 120 Introduction to cardiovascular Sonography and Patient Care 3 DMSC 131 Vascular Sonography 1 3
BIO 112 Anatomy and Physiology 2 4 DMSC 122 Cardiovascular Sonography Scan Lab 2 3
DMSC 121 Cardiovascular Sonography Scan Lab 1 3 BIO 300 Pathophysiology 3
Semester 3 Summer - YR 1 Course Title Credits Semester 4 Fall - YR 2 Course Title Credits
DMSC 223 Cardiovascular Scan Lab 3 1 DMSC 224 Cardiovascular Sonography Scan Lab 4 1
DMSC 281 Cardiovascular Internship 1 2 DMSC 242 Cardiac Sonography 2 3
PSY 101 or 110 Life Span Development 3 DMSC 232 Vascular Sonography 2 2
DMSC 282 Cardiovascular Internship 2 2
COM 102 Essentials of Communication 3
Semester 5 Spring - YR 2 Course Title Credits
DMSC 250 Cardiovascular Sonography Seminar 2
DMSC 283 Cardiovascular Internship 3 1
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AAS DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY

Program Cost Breakdown*

*Program costs are approximate and subject to change

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