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Sonography Advisement
Mon August 4th 11:00 am
Thur August 7th 09:00 am
Mon August 11th 09:00 am
Wed August 20th 10:00 am
Fri August 22nd 09:00 am   

Sessions will be held in the
MPC building Room 150.

Call for details:
409.839.2924 or 409.839.2923

Sonography Links
Coordinator: Tinsley, Judy A
Office: Multipurpose Building, Room 208
Address: 802 E. Lavaca St., Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone: (409) 839-2923 / 839-2924
Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program prepares health professionals to function in a medical office, clinic or hospital as medical sonographers. The diagnostic medical sonographer provides patient services using medical ultrasound under the supervision of a physician responsible for the use and interpretation of ultrasound procedures.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) program administered by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC/DMS).

The number of students accepted into the program is limited to space available in clinical agencies.

Individuals interested in enrolling in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program must apply to the program. Diagnostic Medical Sonography admission forms, criteria and admission procedures are available from the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program or by visiting Applications are due by April 1st of each year.  Admission to the program is based upon academic success. Applicants must pass all sections of the COMPASS® or an approved alternative test. Those failing one or more sections must reapply one year later during the normal admission times. Applicants selected to enroll in the program will begin classes in Summer I Semester.

A minimum grade of “C” must be earned in all courses required for graduation listed on the degree plan. Students successfully completing the program will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Applicants may obtain additional information relating to the program by contacting the program director.

Graduates of an associate degree in a health field may complete an Advanced Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The advanced certificate is designed to allow health care professionals an opportunity to learn the knowledge and skills to become a medical sonographer.

Upon completion of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program and the Advanced Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, students will be eligible to take examinations for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) certification in the specialty area of Abdomen and Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN).

The number of students accepted into the program is limited to space available in clinical agencies.

Degree Plan for Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Institutional Requirements
DORI 0200College Success Skills2 : 2 : 0
Pre-Enrollment Courses
BIOL 2101Anatomy and Physiology I Lab1 : 0 : 2
BIOL 2102Anatomy and Physiology II Lab1 : 0 : 2
BIOL 2301Anatomy and Physiology I3 : 3 : 0
BIOL 2302Anatomy and Physiology II3 : 3 : 0
ENGL 1301Composition I3 : 3 : 0
HPRS 1204Basic Health Profession Skills2 : 1 : 2
MATH 1314College Algebra3 : 3 : 0
SCIT 1420Physics for Allied Health4 : 3 : 2
General Education Courses
HUMA 1315Fine Arts Appreciation3 : 3 : 0
SOCI 1301Introduction to Sociology3 : 3 : 0
Summer I
DMSO 1110Introduction to Sonography1 : 1 : 1
DMSO 1351Sonographic Sectional Anatomy3 : 2 : 2
Fall 1
DMSO 1101Techniques of Medical Sonography1 : 0 : 4
DMSO 1302Basic Ultrasound Physics3 : 3 : 0
DMSO 1355Sonographic Pathophysiology3 : 3 : 0
DMSO 1441Abdominopelvic Sonography4 : 3 : 2
Spring 1
DMSO 1342Intermediate Ultrasound Physic3 : 3 : 0
DMSO 1366Practicum I3 : 0 : 24
DMSO 2341Sono of Abdominopelvic Patho3 : 3 : 0
DMSO 2405Sono of Obstetrics and Gyn4 : 3 : 2
Summer II
DMSO 1267Practicum II2 : 0 : 20
DMSO 2351Doppler Physics3 : 3 : 0
DMSO 2442Sono of High Risk Obstetrics4 : 3 : 2
Fall 2
DMSO 2230Advanced Ultrasound and Review2 : 2 : 1
DMSO 2243Advanced Ultrasound Principles and Instrumentation2 : 2 : 0
DMSO 2366Practicum III3 : 0 : 24
DSVT 1103Introduction to Vascular Technology1 : 1 : 1
- Capstone course
Program Credits : Lecture Hours : Lab Hours71 : 54 : 91

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