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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate in Applied Science

Diagnosis: Your new career in health care

There are special admission requirements for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. Acceptance into this program is competitive and based on a point system. Applicants are awarded points based on grades earned in program specific prerequisite coursework. All accepted students are required to pass a criminal background check and drug screen prior to admission into the program. Contact Academic Advising at (269) 927-8128 or the Health Sciences office at (269) 927-8768 for complete details. An Academic Advisor will help you determine prerequisites that are required and designed to prepare you for training in the program.

Application deadline for summer 2019: February 1, 2019. Download important program documents using the links below:

In addition to the rules stated in this catalog, Ultrasound students are required to abide by the rules stated in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Handbook. 

Upon completion of the 77-credit Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, graduates may apply for an Associate in Applied Science degree.

Required Prerequisite Courses Credit Hours
Physical Science 101: Physical Science: Chemistry and Physics 4
Biology 110, Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
Mathematics 122, Intermediate Algebra, or Mathematics 123, Quantitative Reasoning 4
English 101, English Composition 3
Psychology 201, Introduction to Psychology 3
Health 103 or Reading 110, Medical Terminology (No Prior Experiential Credit allowed) 1 or 2
Required Support Courses Credit Hours
English 102, English Composition 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3

 

Major Requirements - Summer (1st Year) Credit Hours
Diagnostic Medical Sonography 100, Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography 3
Major Requirements - Fall (1st Year) Credit Hours
Diagnostic Medical Sonography 101, General Sonography I Abdomen 4
Diagnostic Medical Sonography 102, General Sonography I OB/GYN 4
Diagnostic Medical Sonography 103, Sonography Lab Applications I 3
Diagnostic Medical Sonography 104, Clinical Experience A 2
Diagnostic Medical Sonography 203, Sonographic Physics I 3
Major Requirements - Spring (1st Year) Credit Hours
Diagnostic Medical Sonography 200, General Sonography II Abdomen 3
Diagnostic Medical Sonography 201, General Sonography II OB/GYN 3
Diagnostic Medical Sonography 202, Sonography Lab Applications II 3
Diagnostic Medical Sonography 204, Clinical Experience B 2
Diagnostic Medical Sonography 213, Sonographic Physics II 3
Major Requirements - Summer (2nd Year) Credit Hours
Diagnostic Medical Sonography 214, Clinical Experience C 5
Diagnostic Medical Sonography 224, Clinical Experience D 5
Major Requirements - Fall (2nd Year) Credit Hours
Diagnostic Medical Sonography 101, General Sonography I Abdomen 4
Diagnostic Medical Sonography 230, Introduction to Vascular Sonography & Lab Applications 4
Diagnostic Medical Sonography 234, Clinical Experience E 3
Diagnostic Medical Sonography 240, Sonographic Registry Review 2

 

 

The Lake Michigan College Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of Joint Review Committee for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350 
http://www.caahep.org

JRC-DMS
6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043 
443-973-3251 
Fax 866-738-3444
jrcdms.org

Qualified graduates are eligible to sit for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) ultrasound credentialing exam.

  2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14
Number of student admitted  16 16 16 16
Number of students graduating 11 15 13 10
Attrition rate 31% 6% 19% 38%
Employment rate     100% 80% 85% 60%
Abdomen credential information        
Number of students taking the abdomen credential 9 6 12 8
Number earning the abdomen credential from ARDMS 9 6 11 8
Number earning the abdomen credential from ARRT 0 0 0 0
ARDMS abdomen credential success rate 100% 100% 92% 100%
OB/GYN credential information        
Number of students taking the OB/GYN credential 11 12 12 3
Number earning OB/GYN credential from ARDMS 11 12 12 3
Number earning OB/GYN credential from ARRT 0 0 0 0
ARDMS OB/GYN credential success rate 100% 100% 100% 100%

 

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