A.A.S. Program Course List

Allied Health

Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Owens

A.A.S. Degree (O)

Diagnostic Medical Sonography is the art and science of employing high frequency sound waves to image organs, vessels, masses, and fluid accumulations within the body. The skilled sonographer, qualified by academic and clinical training, assists the physician in assessing both disease processes and the state of well-being. The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS) 6021 University Blvd., Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043, (443) 973-3251 of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 1361 Park Street Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 210-2350 to prepare students for national certification in general sonographic learning concentrations.

Courses are offered on campus and at a variety of clinical affiliates. Employment opportunities in this dynamic field exist in a wide range of settings such as hospitals, clinics, and doctors' offices. Other opportunities are available in veterinary medicine, industry, sales, mobile services, and the private sector. Academically ready students can apply to the program following the guidelines of the Allied Health competitive admission process. Interested applicants should review the information provided here and contact their program advisor for application requirements.


Courses Credits
ENG 101 Crit Thinking & Acad Writing 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
MAT 153 College Math and Statistics 4
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
SOC 213 Ethical Issues in Health Care 3


Courses Credits
DMS 104 Intro to Clinical Internship 1
DMS 107 Essentials in Pt. Care/Sono 3
DMS 110 Acoustical Physics 3
DMS 112 OB/GYN Sonography I 2
DMS 131 Abd/Small Parts Sono. I 2
DMS 214 Essentials in Vascular U/S 2
DMS 215 OB/GYN Sonography II 2
DMS 231 Abd/Small Parts Sono. II 2
DMS 235 Pediatric Sonography 1
DMS 240 Clinical Internship I 3
DMS 241 Clinical Internship II 6
DMS 242 Clinical Internship III 5
DMS 243 Clinical Internship IV 5
DMS 250 Selected Topics in U/S 2


Courses Credits
BIO 100 Medical Terminology 3
BIO 120 Anatomy and Physiology I 5
BIO 121 Anatomy and Physiology II 5
BIO 130 Disease Proc/Pathophysiology 3
CHM 110 General Chemistry 4
PHY 111 Conceptual Physics 4