Cuyahoga Community College

Associate of Applied Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Associate of Applied Science

Effective beginning Fall 2016.  Students enrolled prior to Fall 2016 can continue to follow a prior year's catalog in accordance with the College's Catalog-in-Force policies or choose to follow the updated program sequence. Recommend students run a Degree Audit report and see a counselor to determine the best pathway to program completion.


General Education Requirements
Arts & Hum/Soc & Beh Sci/Nat & Phys Sci (minimum 6 credits. All listed courses must be completed.) Credits
BIO 2331 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 2341 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PSY 1010 General Psychology     or 3
PSY 101H Honors General Psychology 3
PSY 1060 Cross-Cultural Competency for Health Care Providers 1
Communication/Mathematics/Nat & Phys Sci (minimum 6 credits. All listed courses must be completed.) Credits
ENG 1010 College Composition I     or 3
ENG 101H Honors College Composition I 3
ENG 1020 College Composition II     or 3
ENG 102H Honors College Composition II 3
Mathematics & Data Analysis (3 Semester Credits) Credits
MATH 1410 Elementary Probability and Statistics I 3
Program Requirements Credits
DMS 1071 Concepts of Physics in Diagnostic Sonography 2
DMS 1303 Introduction to Sonography 2
DMS 1311 Initial Sonographic Scanning 2
DMS 1320 Introduction to Sonographic Scanning 1
DMS 1351 Patient Care Skills 1
DMS 1381 Cardiac Diagnostic Procedures 3
DMS 1602 Echocardiography I (Option A) 4
DMS 1701 Vascular Sonography I (Option B) 4
DMS 1940 Field Experience I 1
DMS 1950 Field Experience II 2
DMS 2301 Intermediate Sonographic Scanning 2
DMS 235A Sonographic Principles, Performance, and Safety 2
DMS 235B Doppler Principles and Instrumentation 1
DMS 2602 Echocardiography II (Option A) 4
DMS 2650 Pediatric Cardiac Sonography (Option A) 3
DMS 2702 Vascular Sonography II (Option B) 4
DMS 2760 Transcranial Doppler Sonography (Option B) 1
DMS 2940 Field Experience III 3
DMS 2950 Field Experience IV 1
DMS 2981 Specialty Registry Review 1
DMS 2985 Physics Review 1
DMS 2991 Sonography Capstone 1
DMS XXXX DMS Elective 1 - 2
HTEC 1110 Ethics for Health Care Professionals 1
MA 1010 Introduction to Medical Terminology 2
Suggested Semester Sequence
Program Admissions Requirements Credits
BIO 2331 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 2341 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
DMS 1071 Concepts of Physics in Diagnostic Sonography 2
DMS 1303 Introduction to Sonography 2
DMS 1320 Introduction to Sonographic Scanning 1
DMS 1351 Patient Care Skills 1
ENG 1010 College Composition I     or 3
ENG 101H Honors College Composition I 3
MATH 1410 Elementary Probability and Statistics I 1 3
Total: 20
First Credits
DMS 1311 Initial Sonographic Scanning 2
DMS 1602 Echocardiography I (Option A)
DMS 1701 Vascular Sonography I (Option B)
DMS 235B Doppler Principles and Instrumentation 1
MA 1010 Introduction to Medical Terminology 2
PSY 1010 General Psychology     or 3
PSY 101H Honors General Psychology 3
Total: 8
Second Credits
DMS 1940 Field Experience I 1
DMS 2301 Intermediate Sonographic Scanning 2
DMS 2602 Echocardiography II (Option A)
DMS 2702 Vascular Sonography II (Option B)
ENG 1020 College Composition II     or 3
ENG 102H Honors College Composition II 3
PSY 1060 Cross-Cultural Competency for Health Care Providers 1
Total: 7
Summer Credits
DMS 1950 Field Experience II 2
Total: 2
Third Credits
DMS 1381 Cardiac Diagnostic Procedures 3
DMS 235A Sonographic Principles, Performance, and Safety 2
DMS 2940 Field Experience III 3
DMS 2985 Physics Review 1
DMS 2991 Sonography Capstone 1
Total: 10
Fourth Credits
DMS 2650 Pediatric Cardiac Sonography 2 (Option A)
DMS 2760 Transcranial Doppler Sonography 2 (Option B)
DMS 2950 Field Experience IV 1
DMS 2981 Specialty Registry Review 1
DMS XXXX DMS Elective 2 1 - 2
HTEC 1110 Ethics for Health Care Professionals 1
Total: 4 - 5
Core Program Total / 51 - 52 Hours
Options
Option B : Vascular Option Credits
Take the following courses to complete Option B:
DMS 1701 Vascular Sonography I 4
DMS 2702 Vascular Sonography II 4
DMS 2760 Transcranial Doppler Sonography 1
Credit Total for Option B 9
Program total for Option B 60 - 61
Option A : Echocardiography Option Credits
Take the following courses to complete Option A:
DMS 1602 Echocardiography I 4
DMS 2602 Echocardiography II 4
DMS 2650 Pediatric Cardiac Sonography 3
Credit Total for Option A 11
Program total for Option A 62 - 63
Electives Credits
Recommended Electives
Select from the following courses to fulfill the elective requirement. Please check with counseling for transferability.
 
Technical Electives
DMS 2330 Sonographic Pathology 3
DMS 2450 Breast Sonography 2
DMS 2650 Pediatric Cardiac Sonography 3
DMS 2750 Principles of Vascular Imaging for Abdomen and Cardiac Sonographers 3
DMS 2760 Transcranial Doppler Sonography 1
DMS 2960 Supplemental Field Experience 2
DMS 2983 Supplemental Specialty Registry Review 1
1 MATH-1530 College Algebra or higher will be accepted in place of MATH-1410. MATH-1141 or MATH-1280 taken prior to Fall 2016 will be accepted in place of MATH-1410. MATH-1270 taken prior to Spring 2017 will be accepted in place of MATH-1410. MATH-1141, MATH-1270 and MATH-1280 will be accepted for program admission through Fall 2019 and will also meet the College’s math requirement for graduation through Summer 2021.
2 Course selection can only be used once toward a graduation requirement.