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Diagnostic Medical Sonography A.A.S.

DMS Application Packet
Complete Application Deadline: June 25, 2018
Curriculum Advisor: Sylvia Judge (Sylvia.Judge@scc.spokane.edu)

Diagnostic medical sonography technology is an allied health profession in which practitioners perform diagnostic and monitoring procedures using sound waves. The sonographer performs examinations at the request or direction of a physician. Through subjective sampling and/or recording, the sonographer proceeds with the examination to create an easily definable foundation of data from which a correct anatomic and physiologic diagnosis may be established for each patient.

Admission / Retention Requirements

  • Active email account required
  • Appropriate ASSET or COMPASS scores are required
  • A 2.5 grade in each prerequisite course is required and course completion should be no older than 5 years
  • Admission to the DMS program is competitive and based on panel interview, pre-requisite course GPA, additional math, science, and healthcare related coursework, quality of reference letters, and completion of 40 hours volunteerism in healthcare and ultrasound.
  • A 2.0 (79%) is required in every program course to proceed to the next quarter
  • National Background check is conducted 1st and 4th quarters of program
  • Immunizations, current healthcare provider CPR, and 7 hour blood borne pathogen training are required prior to clinical internship in the 4th quarter
  • Selective clinical sites require a ten-panel drug screen within 30 days of clinical internship
  • Return to the program is based on “space available” and requires remedial work to demonstrate knowledge base appropriate with program re-entry point.
  • After re-entry, students may only repeat a class one time. Repeat of courses must be completed with two years.

Admission Recommendations

  • Computer skills are recommended
  • Some students find completion of CHEM 120 Organic and Biochemistry for Health Sciences, and CHEM 121 helpful to learning in the program
  • Additional healthcare related courses such as HED 109, 129, or nursing assistant coursework.
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Course Title Credits
SONO 111Diagnostic Ultrasound I 2.0
SONO 112Vascular Fundamentals 4.0
SONO 121Human Cross-Section Anatomy 4.0
SONO 122Vascular Procedures I 4.0
SONO 123Survey of Cardiac Sonography 5.0
SONO 125Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation I 5.0
SONO 131Diagnostic Ultrasound II 5.0
SONO 132Abdominal Pathophysiology 4.0
SONO 135Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation II 5.0
SONO 141Diagnostic Ultrasound III 5.0
SONO 142Diagnostic Ultrasound IV 4.0
SONO 143Sonography Clinical I 9.0
SONO 144OB/GYN Pathophysiology 4.0
SONO 251Advanced Sonography 4.0
SONO 253Sonography Clinical II 9.0
SONO 263Sonography Clinical III 13.0
SONO 273Sonography Clinical IV 13.0

If you have general questions regarding the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, its entry requirements, or the admissions process, please contact the SCC Admissions Office and one of our friendly, knowledgeable staff members will assist you.

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