Diagnostic Medical Sonography - AAS Degree

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Begin your Career Path to Becoming an Ultrasound Technician with CHCP's Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate of Applied Science Degree!

The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer via online and residential classroom and clinical hands-on training, as well as through professional development. Graduates will have theoretical pathologic sonography of the abdomen, superficial structures and obstetrics and gynecology, as well as general education courses. Graduates will learn and demonstrate scanning techniques and protocols of the abdomen, superficial structures and obstetrics/gynecology in the laboratory and clinical settings, integrating the lectures with clinical education. Ultrasonographers perform ultrasound procedures in clinics, hospitals and acute or long-term care facilities.

Designed Program Length:  96 Weeks

What does a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer do? 

  • Prepares patients for procedures by taking a patient’s history

  • Prepares and maintains imaging equipment

  • Operates equipment to get diagnostic images of areas in the patient’s body

  • Analyzes the images 

  • Provide an oral or written summary of technical findings to physicians for medical diagnosis

How will I afford my Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Associates of Applied Science Degree?

  • Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Our friendly and helpful financial aid staff will help you determine what financial assistance you are eligible to receive, and will guide you through the process of applying. Visit Financial Aid for more information.

How will I find a job once I graduate?

  • CHCP career services offers job placement assistance as well as interview and resume writing tips and more. Check out our career services page!

DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY COURSES

SEMESTER I   Lecture
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Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
POFM 114 College Mathematics 48 0 0 48 3.0
PHYS 100 General Physics 48 0 0 48 3.0
ENGL 101 English Composition 48 0 0 48 3.0
APS 1000 Anatomy & Physiology for Sonographers 60 0 0 60 4.0
LES 1000 Laws & Ethics for Sonography 30 0 0 30 2.0
SEMESTER II   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Total
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Semester
Credits
DMS 2101 Basic Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation 45 0 0 45 3.0
HPRS 101 Medical Terminology 48 0 0 48 3.0
PSYT 101 Introduction to Psychology 48 0 0 48 3.0
DMS 2200 Ultrasound and Instrumentation 30 15 0 45 2.5
DMS 2300 Safety and Patient Care 15 15 0 30 1.5
SEMESTER III   Lecture
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Lab
Hours
Extern
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Total
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Semester
Credits
DMS 3400 Abdominal Sonography 45 45 0 90 4.5
DMS 3102 Advanced Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation 45 15 0 90 3.5
DMS 3500 Gynecological Sonography 45 45 0 90 4.5
DMS 3601 Vascular Sonography I 30 15 0 45 2.5
SEMESTER IV   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Total
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Semester
Credits
DMS 4600 Small Parts Sonography 15 15 0 30 1.5
DMS 4602 Vascular Sonography II 30 30 0 60 3.0
DMS 4801 Obstetrical Sonography I 45 45 0 90 4.5
DMSCP 1 Clinical Practicum I 0 0 240 240 5.0
SEMESTER V   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
DMS 5802 Obstetrical Sonography II 45 45 0 90 4.5
DMSCP 2A Clinical Practicum II 0 0 360 360 8.0
SEMESTER VI   Lecture
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Lab
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Extern
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Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
DMS CP 3A Clinical Practicum III 0 0 360 360 8.0
DMS 5900A Advanced Sonography Practices 19 30 0 49 2.0
  Total Hours/Credits 739 315 960 2014 79.5
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