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A.A.S. Program Course List

Allied Health

Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Wilmington

A.A.S. Degree (W)

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 Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway 19N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350, http://www.caahep.org, upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) 6021 University Blvd., Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043, (443) 973-3251 phone, (443)738-3444 fax, http://www.jrcdms.org, 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.

CORE COURSES


CoursesCredits
ENG101Crit Thinking & Acad Writing3
ENG102Composition and Research3
PSY121General Psychology3
SOC213Ethical Issues in Health Care3
SSC100First Year Seminar1
MAT153College Math and Statistics4
or
MAT180College Algebra4

PROGRAM/MAJOR COURSES


CoursesCredits
DMS106Intro-Patient Care/Sonography3
DMS108Intro to Clin Internship I1
DMS109Intro to Clin Internship II1
DMS110Acoustical Physics3
DMS113Gynecological Sonography2
DMS114Obstetrical Sonography2
DMS121Abdominal Sonography I2
DMS122Abdominal Sonography II2
DMS201Clinical Internship I3
DMS202Clinical Internship II7
DMS203Clinical Internship III7
DMS210Scanning Applications1
DMS211Abdominal Sonography III1
DMS230Special Topics2
VAS111Vascular Techniques I3
VAS112Vascular Techniques II3
VAS213Vascular Techniques III3

PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES


CoursesCredits
BIO100Medical Terminology3
BIO120Anatomy and Physiology I5
BIO121Anatomy and Physiology II5
BIO130Disease Proc/Pathophysiology3
CHM110General Chemistry4
PHY111Conceptual Physics4