Roger Cox, Department Chair
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree
Applicants to this program must possess a two-year health degree with direct patient care-responsibility or a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a regionally accredited institution.
The program prepares you for a career in medical sonography (ultrasound). After graduating from the program, you may take the America Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) national certification examinations in ultrasound. A Registered Ultrasound Technologist (ultrasonographer) specializes in ultrasound procedures that demonstrate anatomy and pathologies on medical film or electronic (PACS) systems. These images are, in turn, interpreted by radiologists and other physicians for the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
DMS is a four-semester program.
The program teaches students to function as critical members of today’s health care team. Students will learn and practice important critical thinking/problem-solving skills. Learning appropriate interpersonal and communication skills allows students to interact effectively with other health care team members, patients, and families.
We teach you to use highly complex medical imaging equipment, analyze acquired images for quality, assess patient condition and apply appropriate techniques of patient care and education. In addition to fostering your intellectual growth, we advise you to exercise good judgment, demonstrate a professional demeanor, display the highest moral and ethical standards and promote the safety of yourself and your patients.
This curriculum includes lab/clinical experience to gain competencies in the areas of ultrasound physics and instrumentation, ultrasound of the abdomen, OB/GYN, small parts and basic vascular sonongraphy.