DMS Graduation Requirements

Following completion of the prerequisite courses the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program curriculum covers four regular semesters and requires a six/eight week summer session between the first and second years of study. The DMS program prepares the student to work in an ultrasound department performing abdomen, superficial structural, gynecology and obstetric ultrasound exams.

 Degree Requirements


 
Prerequisite Courses
Course #
Course Title
# of Units
ANAT 101
Anatomy & Physiology I
5
ANAT 102
Anatomy & Physiology II
5
COMM 103
Interpersonal Communications
3
PHY 100
Conceptual Physics
3
MATH 096 or Higher Intermediate Algebra 4​
All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
 
 
Students are encouraged to complete all general education courses (Option A) prior to starting their first semester in the DMS program due to the rigorous student course load and clinical schedules. Please review the current MSJC catalog and visit a counselor to discuss the remaining general education courses required to graduate with the Associate of Science Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.  General Education - Option A; 2012-13 MSJC Catalog
 
 
Major Requirements- 1st Semester (Fall)
Course #
Course Title
# of Units
DMS 095
Sonography Medical Terminology
3
DMS 100
Fundamentals of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
2
DMS 101
Pathophysiology
3
DMS 103
Sonography Techniques in Patient Care
3
DMS 125
Ultrasound Physics/Instrumentation I
2
Major Requirements- 2nd Semester (Spring)
Course #
Course Title
# of Units
DMS 102
Medical Ethics
3
DMS 104
Clinical Observation
2
DMS 110
Sectional Imaging
2
DMS 120
Abdomen Scanning
3
DMS 122
Ultrasound Pathology I
1.5
DMS 135
Ultrasound Physics/Instrumentation II
2
Major Requirements- Summer
Course #
Course Title
# of Units
DMS 114
Clinical Experience I
5
Major Requirements- 3rd Semester (Fall)
Course #
Course Title
# of Units
DMS 124
Clinical Experience II
10
DMS 130
OB/GYN Scanning
3
DMS 132
Ultrasound Pathology II
1.5
DMS 140
Introduction to Vascular Scanning
2
Major Requirements- 4th Semester (Spring)
Course #
Course Title
# of Units
DMS 134
Ultrasound Seminar
2
DMS 136
Clinical Experience III
10
All course requirements must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” or better.
 
 

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