The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program prepares individuals for a career in Diagnostic Ultrasound. This programprovides the students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform complex diagnostic ultrasound procedures using high frequency sound waves in the category of abdomen, small parts, neurosonology, obstetrics and gynecology. Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible for the registry examination for certification by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). The Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC/DMS). Medical Advisor: William Sullivan, M.D.
Verification of workforce competencies will be provided by the successful completion of DMSO 2366, Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technician.
Students must complete special admissions requirements prior to enrollment in specialized courses. Deadlines for application are January 1 for programs starting in Summer or Fall Semesters; September 1 for programs started in Spring Semesters. Before enrolling in the first clinical course, students must provide proof of CPR certification at the professional level (American Heart Association Professional Level or American Red Cross Basic Life Support Level.) Current CPR certification must be maintained throughout enrollment in clinical courses within the program. Students enrolled in clinical education courses must provide evidence of a current physical examination, tuberculin test, and specified immunizations. Additional information on this requirement is provided at the program orientation. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off-campus clinical learning sites. Special uniforms are required for clinical courses. Uniforms must be in accordance with provided guidelines for the program. Students must purchase them at their own expense. In order to complete the requirements for progression and graduation, students enrolled in this program must have a grade of “C” or better in all specialized courses. The term “specialized courses” refers to all courses carrying the prefix of the program in which the student is majoring or the prefix of another health-related discipline. Following completion of the Tech Prep Associate of Applied Science degree, a multi-disciplinary enhanced skills certificate in Border Health issues is available. This program prepares graduates to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to meet the unique health care needs of the U.S./ Mexico border community. Advanced placement through transfer or challenge is available for individuals with previous related coursework.
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