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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5656
Effective Term: 2021 Fall   

Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 70-80
CIP Code: 51.0910

Instructional Council: Allied Health (51)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of this certificate, students may pursue a career as a:
29-2032.00 Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
29-2031.00 Cardiovascular Technologist and Technician


Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is designed for students who wish to explore the field of sonography, as well as those who have made a career decision to seek certification from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). Diagnostic medical sonographers are highly specialized members of the health care team who provide patient services using ultrasound under the direction of a physician. Sonographers provide care essential to diagnostic ultrasound imaging by operating equipment and performing examinations for medical diagnosis. Sonographers have an in-depth knowledge of physics, disease processes, physiology, cross-sectional anatomy, positioning and sonographic techniques necessary to create ultrasound images. Knowledge of darkroom techniques, equipment maintenance, record keeping and film processing are also part of the job.

Careers in the field of diagnostic sonography can be found in hospitals, clinics, doctors` offices, and mobile imaging centers. Research, applications, teaching and marketing may be available to sonographers who wish to explore careers in business or industry.

Educational information: Clinical affiliations include a cooperative effort with a number of area hospitals, clinics and doctors` offices. Clinical training is required by the ARDMS prior to sitting for the registry examination. This program will prepare students for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographer examinations in abdomen, obstetrics, and vascular technology.



Required Courses
BIO160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) OR
+ BIO201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) AND
+ BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4) 4-8

+ DMI/DMS/ICE220 Sectional Anatomy 3
+ DMS110 Introduction to Diagnostic Sonography 3
+ DMS120 Ultrasound Imaging: Abdominal Procedures I 4
+ DMS120LL Ultrasound Imaging: Abdominal Procedures I Laboratory 1
+ DMS130 Ultrasound Imaging: OB/GYN Procedures 3
+ DMS130LL Ultrasound Imaging: Pelvic Procedures Laboratory 1
+ DMS140 Ultrasound Case Studies: Part I 2
+ DMS150 Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation I 3
+ DMS150LL Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation Laboratory 1
+ DMS155 Introduction to Clinical Care for Sonography 1
+ DMS171 Clinical Practicum III-AA 2
+ DMS172 Clinical Practicum III-AB 2
+ DMS210 Concepts of Vascular Imaging 2
+ DMS210LL Concepts of Vascular Imaging Laboratory 1
+ DMS225 High Risk Obstetric/Gynecology Sonography 1
+ DMS240 Ultrasound Case Studies: Part II 2
+ DMS241 Ultrasound Case Studies: Part III 2
+ DMS255 Pediatric Sonography 3
+ DMS261 Clinical Practicum IV-AA 2
+ DMS262 Clinical Practicum IV-AB 2
+ DMS263 Vascular Clinical Practicum I 2
+ DMS271 Clinical Practicum V-AB 2
+ DMS270 Clinical Practicum V-AA 1
+ DMS272 Clinical Practicum V-AC 2
+ DMS281 Ultrasound Registry Preparation Seminar: Physics and Instrumentation 1
+ DMS282 Ultrasound Registry Preparation Seminar: Abdominal and Small Parts Imaging 1
+ DMS283 Ultrasound Registry Preparation Seminar: Obstetrics and Gynecology 1
+ DMS284 Ultrasound Registry Preparation: Vascular Imaging 1
+ DMS286 Advanced Vascular Technology 2
+ DMS286LL Advanced Vascular Technology Laboratory 1

+ ENG101 First-Year Composition (3) OR
+ ENG107 First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 3

+ MAT150 College Algebra/Functions (5) OR
+ MAT151 College Algebra/Functions (4) OR
+ MAT152 College Algebra/Functions (3) OR
+ MAT156 College Algebra/Functions with Review (6) 3-6

+ PHY101 Introduction to Physics (4) OR
+ PHY111 General Physics I (4) 4

+ RES118 Vascular Access for Clinical Practice 1
Credits: 70-77

Learning Outcomes
1. Collect and interpret diagnostic information from the ultrasound exam. (BIO160, BIO201, BIO202, DMI/DMS/ICE220, ENG101, ENG107, MAT15+, PHY101, PHY111, DMS110, DMS120, DMS120LL, DMS130, DMS130LL, DMS140, DMS150, DMS150LL, DMS155, DMS171, DMS172, DMS210, DMS210LL, DMS225, DMS235, DMS240, DMS241, DMS250, DMS255, DMS261, DMS262, DMS263, DMS270, DMS271, DMS281, DMS282, DMS283, DMS284, DMS286, DMS286LL, RES118)
2. Obtain, review, and record pertinent patient history and supporting clinical data to facilitate optimal diagnostic results. (BIO160, BIO201, BIO202, DMS110, DMS120, DMS120LL, DMS130, DMS130LL, DMS140, DMS155, DMS171, DMS172, DMS225, DMS235, DMS240, DMS241, DMS255, DMS261, DMS262, DMS263, DMS270, DMS271, DMS272, DMS281, DMS282, DMS283, DMS284, DMS286, DMS286LL, ENG101, ENG107, PHY101, PHY111, RES118)
3. Communicate effectively in a culturally responsive manner with patients and the healthcare team. (DMS110, DMS120, DMS120LL, DMS130, DMS130LL, DMS140, DMS155, DMS171, DMS172, DMS225, DMS235, DMS240, DMS241, DMS250, DMS255, DMS261, DMS262, DMS263, DMS270, DMS271, DMS272, DMS281, DMS282, DMS283, DMS284, DMS286, DMS286LL, ENG101, ENG107, RES118)
4. Exercise professional and ethical behavior in a medical setting. (DMS271, DMS110, DMS120, DMS120LL, DMS140, DMS155, DMS270, DMS282, DMS283, DMS284, ENG101, ENG107)
5. Develop lifelong learning practices in sonography and healthcare. (BIO160, BIO201, BIO202, DMI/DMS/ICE220, DMS130, DMS130LL, DMS140, DMS171, DMS172, DMS225, DMS235, DMS240, DMS241, DMS250, DMS255, DMS261, DMS262, DMS263, DMS281, DMS282, DMS284, ENG101, ENG107, PHY101, PHY111)
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 22, 2021

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.





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