Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Contact Hours:
2,100
Semester Credits:
87.5
Instructional Weeks – Full Time:
80
Average Time to Complete – Full Time:
20 Months

Associate in Science Degree Program

Program Overview

Diagnostic medical sonographers use special imaging equipment that directs sound waves into a patient’s body (in a procedure commonly known as an ultrasound, sonogram, or echocardiogram) to assess and diagnose various medical conditions.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography curriculum integrates didactic and clinical instruction with increasing expectations at each level. Clinical sites utilized by the program are geographically dispersed. Students may have to travel outside of the local area for clinical placements.

Program Objectives

To prepare competent entry-level sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains for the following concentration(s) it offers:

  • Abdominal sonography - Extended
  • Obstetrics and gynecology sonography

Graduates of this program will develop skills to:

  1. Be clinically competent to perform appropriate procedures and record anatomic, pathologic, and/or physiologic data;
  2. Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to exercise discretion and judgment in performance of diagnostic sonography;
  3. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills; and
  4. Demonstrate professionalism and growth in the profession.

The program will continually monitor program effectiveness through assessment and evaluation to ensure that the needs of the community are met.

Term 1

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total
195
(0/195)
30
(0/30)
0
(0/0)
14

Term 2 

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total
180
(0/180)
0
(0/0)
0
(0/0)
12

Term 3 

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total
165
(165/0)
80
(80/0)
0
(0/0)
13.5

Term 4 

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total
120
(120/0)
80
(80/0)
0
(0/0)
10.5

Term 5 

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total
120
(120/0)
80
(80/0)
0
(0/0)
10.5

Term 6 

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total
30
(30/0)
0
(0/0)
320
(320/0)
9

Term 7 

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total
30
(30/0)
0
(0/0)
320
(320/0)
9

Term 8 

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total
30
(30/0)
0
(0/0)
320
(320/0)
9
Subtotal
870
(495/375)
270
(240/30)
960
(960/0)
87.5

* These courses may be offered entirely online or entirely on-ground at the campus