Associate's Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

CHCP Ultrasound Technician Associates Degree

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 an Ultrasound Technician or 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 an Ultrasound Technician or Medical Sonographer 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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MATH 1314 College Algebra 48 0 0 48 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition 48 0 0 48 3.0
HPRS 101 Medical Terminology 48 0 0 48 3.0
PHYS 100 General Physics 48 0 0 48 3.0
APS 101 Anatomy & Physiology 48 32 0 80 4.0
LES 100 Laws and Ethics in Allied Health 30 0 0 30 2.0
SEMESTER II   Lecture
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DBS 201 Patient Care and Professionalism 30 15 0 45 2.5
DBS 202 Introduction to Sonography 30 30 0 60 3.0
DBS 290 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation 90 15 0 105 6.5
SEMESTER III   Lecture
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DBS 390 Ultrasound Physics Prep 15 0 0 15 1.0
DMS 340 Abdominal Sonography 45 45 0 90 4.5
DMS 350 Gynecological Sonography 45 45 0 90 4.5
DMS 360 Abdominal Vascular Sonography 30 30 0 60 3.0
SEMESTER IV   Lecture
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DMS 470 Small Parts Sonography 30 15 0 45 2.5
DMS 480 Obstetrical Sonography 75 45 0 120 6.5
DMSC 1 Clinical Practicum I 0 0 240 240 5.0
SEMESTER V   Lecture
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DBS 560 Introduction to Vascular Sonography 45 45 0 90 4.5
DMSC 2 Clinical Practicum II 0 0 360 360 8.0
SEMESTER VI   Lecture
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PSYT 101 Introduction to Psychology 48 0 0 48 3.0
DMS 600 Ultrasound Review and Exam Prep 30 15 0 45 2.5
DMSC 3 Clinical Practicum III 0 0 360 360 8.0
  Total Hours/Credits 783 332 960 2075 83
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