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Major: 5872N
Effective Term: 2017 Spring   

Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 13-19
CIP Code: 51.0910

Instructional Council: Allied Health (51)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 29-2032.00

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Vascular Technology program is designed for students who wish to explore the field of vascular 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 vascular technologists are highly specialized members of the health care team who provide patient services using ultrasound under the direction of a physician. Vascular technologists provide care essential to diagnostic ultrasound imaging of the vascular system by operating equipment and performing examinations for medical diagnosis. Vascular technologists have an in-depth knowledge of physics, disease processes, physiology, sectional anatomy, positioning and sonographic techniques necessary to perform vascular exams.
Careers in the field of diagnostic vascular technology can be found in hospitals, clinics, doctors` offices, and mobile imaging centers. Research, applications, teaching and marketing may be available to vascular technologists who wish to explore careers in business or industry.

Educational Information: The Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Vascular Technology program is open to all students who meet the program admission criteria. The vascular program is approximately nine (9) months in length. Clinical affiliations include a cooperative effort with a number of area hospitals, clinics and doctors` offices. Clinical training is required by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) to meet Registry examination eligibility.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester

Required Courses
+ DMS210 Concepts of Vascular Imaging 2
+ DMS210LL Concepts of Vascular Imaging Laboratory 1
DMS263 Vascular Clinical Practicum I 2
DMS273 Vascular Clinical Practicum II 2
DMS284 Ultrasound Registry Preparation: Vascular Imaging 1
+ DMS285 Intermediate Vascular Technology 2
+ DMS286 Advanced Vascular Technology 2
+ DMS286LL Advanced Vascular Technology Laboratory 1
Credits: 13

Program Competencies
1. Define and describe the ethical and professional standards of the diagnostic medical sonographer. (DMS210, DMS210LL, DMS284)
2. Describe normal and abnormal variants of anatomy and pathology as they appear on ultrasound cases. (DMS210, DMS284, DMS285, DMS286, DMS286LL)
3. Demonstrate and describe sterile and aseptic techniques and patient care skills used in ultrasound procedures. (DMS210, DMS210LL)
4. Describe new trends in diagnostic imaging to include advanced applications of ultrasound in the health care setting. (DMS210, DMS210LL, DMS285, DMS286, DMS286LL)
5. Describe the normal and pathological conditions associated with the vascular system in ultrasound. (DMS210, DMS210LL, DMS285, DMS286, DMS286LL)
6. Perform specific ultrasound procedures of the vascular system. (DMS285, DMS286, DMS286LL)
7. Apply knowledge of Doppler principles and hemodynamics of normal and abnormal conditions to the human vascular anatomy. (DMS210, DMS210LL, DMS284, DMS285, DMS286, DMS286LL)
8. Apply interventional and intraoperative ultrasound for the analysis of the systemic vascular system. (DMS285, DMS286, DMS286LL)
9. Explain specific principles, applications and procedures, and possible biologic effects associated with vascular ultrasound. (DMS210, DMS210LL, DMS263, DMS273, DMS285, DMS286, DMS286LL)
10. Analyze and apply knowledge of sonographic physics and vascular technology procedures for diagnostic ultrasound registry. (DMS263, DMS273, DMS284)
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 17, 2016

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.