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 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.

CORE COURSES

Courses Credits
ENG 101 Crit Thinking & Acad Writing 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
SOC 213 Ethical Issues in Health Care 3
MAT 153 College Math and Statistics 4
or
MAT 181 Algebra and Trigonometry I 4

PROGRAM/MAJOR COURSES

Courses Credits
DMS 106 Intro-Patient Care/Sonography 3
DMS 108 Intro to Clin Internship I 1
DMS 109 Intro to Clin Internship II 1
DMS 110 Acoustical Physics 3
DMS 113 Gynecological Sonography 2
DMS 114 Obstetrical Sonography 2
DMS 121 Abdominal Sonography I 2
DMS 122 Abdominal Sonography II 2
DMS 201 Clinical Internship I 3
DMS 202 Clinical Internship II 7
DMS 203 Clinical Internship III 7
DMS 210 Scanning Applications 1
DMS 211 Abdominal Sonography III 1
DMS 230 Special Topics 2
VAS 111 Vascular Techniques I 3
VAS 112 Vascular Techniques II 3
VAS 213 Vascular Techniques III 3

PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES

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