Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
75 Hours

Major

60 Hours
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DMS 1110
Abdominal Sonography
4

Presents sonography anatomy of the normal and abnormal abdomen, retroperitoneum, and major vascular structures. Normal variants and pathology of these areas are also covered. Comparisons are made with normal sonographic appearances so students learn to recognize pathologies and abnormalities. Students are expected to achieve mastery in all areas covered. Must complete with a B- or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
DMS 1210, DMS 1310

DMS 1210
OB/GYN Sonography I
3

Presents normal and abnormal conditions of the female pelvis, including uterus, ovaries, 1st trimester obstetrics, and multiple gestations. Comparisons are made with normal sonographic appearances so students learn to recognize pathologies and abnormalities. Students are expected to achieve mastery level in all areas covered. Must complete with a B- or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
DMS 1110, DMS 1310

DMS 1310
Sonographic Techniques
3

Presents future sonographers with basic concepts of patient care that will confront them in the medical setting. Theory and practice will include patient transfers, care of drainage tubes, oxygen delivery system, sterile technique, vital signs, medical reporting, ergonomics, and infection control. Emphasis on professional behaviors, and scanning skills while performing assessments identifying beginner sonographic anatomy. This course will prepare students for their professional clinical experience in the work field. 15 hours of lecture and 90 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance into the program.

DMS 2210
OB/GYN Sonography II
3

Presents normal and abnormal conditions of the 2nd and 3rd trimester, invasive procedures, amniotic fluid index, biophysical profile, and Doppler waveforms. Comparisons are made with normal sonographic appearance so students learn to recognize pathologies and abnormalities. Students are expected to achieve mastery level in all areas covered. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
DMS 1210

DMS 2310
Clinical I
6

Provides the opportunity for learning basic sonography skills in the clinical setting. An understanding of operation in the diagnostic facility is also provided. This is the first of 3 structured clinical courses that directs students through progressive levels of experience; observation, participation under personal supervision, provision of care under direct supervision and more independent functioning under general supervision. This is a 16 week rotation to include a minimum of 512 clinical hours. Must complete with a B- or better.

DMS 2320
Clinical II
6

Students continue a clinical opportunity for learning sonography skills in a professional setting. This is the second structured clinical courses that directs students through progressive levels of experience; observation, participation under personal supervision, provision of care under direct supervision and more independent functioning under general supervision. This is a 16 week rotation to include a minimum of 512 clinical hours. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
DMS 2310

DMS 2330
Clinical III and Capstone Review
6

This is the final clinical course for mastering sonography skills as an entry level sonographer. Emphasis on mastering scanning technique, and identifying pathology. Students will fulfill all expected clinical competencies, while preparing for their national registry exams. A mock registry for preparation in abdomen, OB/GYN will be administered. This is a 12 week course to include 480 clinical hours. Students must achieve 80% or better in all coursework and 80% or better on all evaluations to receive credit for this course.

Prerequisite(s):
DMS 2320

DMS 2410
Superficial Structures and Ultrasound Procedures
2

Covers the normal and abnormal anatomy of sonographic appearance of the breast, soft tissue, prostate, and small parts. Comparisons are made with normal structures so students learn to recognize pathologies and abnormalities. Theory and practice will include such areas as medical ethics, and legal concepts. Students will be expected to achieve mastery level in all areas covered. Must complete with a B- or better.

HSC 1010
Introduction to Health Professions
2

Provides students with a foundation for college success, as well as the exploration of various health professions and tools for career planning. Emphasizes concepts of professionalism, health care ethics and confidentiality as well as an introduction to electronic health records (EHR) and relevant medical terminology.

HSC 1210
Anatomy and Physiology I
3

Focuses on the essential study of the body and associated terminology with a view toward the structure and function of the body parts, organs, and systems and their relationship to the whole body. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

HSC 1211
Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
1

Accompanies the course with the same number. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

HSC 1250
Introduction to Disease
3

Introduces students to the fundamental aspects of the study of diseases. Emphasis will be on the definition, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of specific diseases. This course will concentrate on clinical abstracting from the medical record.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 1210

HSC 1810
Acoustical Physics
4

Presents the fundamental principles of acoustical physics. This course will cover acoustical properties, instrumentation, transducer types and characteristics, Doppler principles, and biological effects.

HSC 1850
Introduction to Sonography and Patient Care
3

Exposes allied health students to basic concepts of patient care that will confront them in the medical setting. Theory and practice will include such areas as medical ethics, legal concepts, infection control, microbiology, history taking, vital signs, dealing with emergencies, and patient positioning and transfer methods. Emphasis on the total patient is presented with regards to the patient's physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs.

HSC 2650
Cardiovascular Pharmacology
1

Provides theoretical foundation for the fundamental principles and concepts of pharmacotherapies and drug classifications. This course will focus on the drugs the sonographer will most likely encounter in the cardiovascular patient population.

MTH 1120
College Algebra II
3

Examines more advanced elements of algebra emphasizing the use of algebra and functions in problem solving and modeling. Key topics include functions, inverse functions, complex numbers, rational functions, logarithms, exponential functions, conic sections, sequences and series. Graphing is by recognition and transformation rather than by plotting points. The combination of MTH 1110 and MTH 1120 satisfy the MTA College Algebra Pathway.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1110

SCI 1210
Physics Concepts
1

Introduces various topics in physics. Motion, energy, and the dynamics of particles are investigated. The physical concepts of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and wave motion are explored as well as selected topics in atomic and nuclear physics.

VAS 2220
Non-Invasive Vascular I
3

Presents sonography anatomy of the normal and abnormal cerebrovascular, and peripheral venous system. Normal variants, signs, symptoms, risk factors, pathology, and treatments of these areas are also covered. Emphasis will be on the basic understanding of various testing modalities, techniques, limitations, and interpretative guidelines used in noninvasive peripheral vascular evaluations. Presents basic principles of ultrasound physics, analyzing diagnostic criteria in flow dynamics. Must complete with a B- or better.

VAS 2320
Non-invasive Vascular II
3

Presents sonography anatomy of the normal and abnormal peripheral arterial, and visceral vascular anatomy. Normal variants, signs, symptoms, risk factors, pathology and treatments of these areas are also covered. Discover physiologic testing, and the importance of proper techniques used, the limitations, and interpretative guidelines used in these vascular evaluations. Covers advanced diagnostic testing, and the techniques utilized in the evaluation of the vascular system. A mock registry for vascular technology will be presented, incorporating major concepts. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
VAS 2220

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