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Graduation Requirements

Following completion of the prerequisite courses the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program curriculum covers four regular semesters and requires a six/eight week summer session between the first and second years of study. The DMS program prepares the student to work in an ultrasound department performing abdomen, superficial structural, gynecology and obstetric ultrasound exams.

Degree Requirements


Prerequisite Courses
Course Title Units
ANAT 101 Anatomy & Physiology I 5
ANAT 102 Anatomy & Physiology II 5
COMM 103 Interpersonal Communications 3
PHY 100 Conceptual Physics 3
Math 096 or higher Intermediate Algebra 4
*All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher


Students are encouraged to complete all general education courses (Option A) prior to starting their first semester in the DMS program due to the rigorous student course load and clinical schedules. Please review the current MSJC catalog and visit a counselor to discuss the remaining general education courses required to graduate with the Associate of Science Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. 
                                                                                                                                                Major Requirements
1st Semester (Fall)
DMS 095 Sonography Medical Terminology
3
DMS 100

Fundamentals of
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography

2
DMS 101
Pathophysiology
3

​DMS 103 ​Sonography Techniques
in Patient Care
​3
DMS 125 Ultrasound Physics/Instrumentation I 2
2nd Semester (Spring)
DMS 102 Medical Ethics 3
DMS 104 Clinical Observation 2
DMS 110 Sectional Imaging 2
DMS 120 Abdomen Scanning 3
DMS 122 Ultrasound Pathology I 1.5
DMS 135 Ultrasound Physics/Instrumentation II 2
Summer
 
DMS 114 Clinical Experience I 5
3rd Semester (Fall)
DMS 124 Clinical Experience II 10
DMS 130 OB/GYN Scanning 3
DMS 132 Ultrasound Pathology II 1.5
DMS 140 Introduction to Vascular Scanning 2
4th Semester (Spring)
DMS 134 Ultrasound Seminar 2
DMS 136 Clinical Experience III 10
*All course requirements must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” or better.
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