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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate in Applied Science

Diagnosis: Your new career in healthcare

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 entry is February 1. Important program information can be found in the Sonography Guide and the application:

Sonography Program Guide

Sonography Program Application (pdf)

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.

General Education Requirements Credit Hours
Biology 110, Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
English 101, English Composition 3
English 102, English Composition 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Mathematics 122, Intermediate Algebra, or Mathematics 123, Quantitative Reasoning 4
Psychology 201, Introduction to Psychology 3


Major Requirements
Course Credit Hours

Diagnostic Medical Sonography 100, Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography


Diagnostic Medical Sonography 101, General Sonography I Abdomen

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 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 203, Sonographic Physics I 3
Diagnostic Medical Sonography 204, Clinical Experience B 2
Diagnostic Medical Sonography 213, Sonographic Physics II 3
Diagnostic Medical Sonography 214, Clinical Experience C 5
Diagnostic Medical Sonography 224, Clinical Experience D 5

Diagnostic Medical Sonography 230, Introduction to Vascular Sonography & Lab Applications

Diagnostic Medical Sonography 234, Clinical Experience E 3
Diagnostic Medical Sonography 240, Sonographic Registry Review 2
Physical Science 101, Physical Science: Chemistry and Physics 4

Reading 110, Medical Terminology Vocabulary or Health 103, Medical Terminology




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 
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
(727) 210-2350

6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043 
Fax 866-738-3444

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.

  2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15
Number of students admitted  18 18 16 16 16
Number of students graduating 15 14 11 15 13
Attrition rate 17% 22% 31% 6% 19%
Employment rate     93% 86% 100% 80% 85%
Abdomen credential information          
Number of students taking the abdomen credential 4 6 9 6 12
Number earning the abdomen credential from ARDMS 3 6 9 6 11
Number earning the abdomen credential from ARRT     0 0 0
ARDMS abdomen credential success rate 75% 100% 100% 100% 92%
OB/GYN credential information          
Number of students taking the OB/GYN credential 15 13 11 12 12
Number earning OB/GYN credential from ARDMS 15 12 11 12 12
Number earning OB/GYN credential from ARRT     0 0 0
ARDMS OB/GYN credential success rate 100% 93% 100% 100% 100%


Academic Advisor

Ken Kettler is the Academic Advisor for Health Sciences programs at Lake Michigan College.

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Administrative Coordinator, Health Sciences
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Chair and Faculty

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