Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Associate in Science Degree Program
Contact Hours:
2100
Semester Credits:
87.5
Instructional Weeks – Full Time:
80
Average Time to Complete – Full Time:
20 Months

 

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 Delivery

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is delivered in a blended format.  Courses will be delivered entirely online, entirely on-ground or with an appropriate blend of both online and on-ground hours in the same course.  Of the 2,100 program hours, a maximum of 745 course hours (35.5%) may be offered online (including general education courses).  Campuses may have the option to deliver general education courses either online or on-ground depending on local need and availability.

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 Subtotal
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 Subtotal
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 Subtotal
165
(80/85)
80
(65/15)
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 Subtotal
120
(30/90)
80
(70/10)
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 Subtotal
120
(30/90)
80
(70/10)
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 Subtotal
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 Subtotal
30
(10/20)
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 Subtotal
30
(30/0)
0
(0/0)
320
(320/0)
9
Total
870
(210/660)
270
(205/65)
960
(960/0)
87.5

*General education courses (those with prefixes other than DMSG) may be scheduled in any term providing that prerequisites are honored.  In addition, these courses may be offered 100% online or 100% on ground