Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate

Curriculum DMS.DMS.CERT (C317E)

The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer performs diagnostic ultrasound procedures under the supervision of a physician. The sonographer collects essential patient data to aid in diagnosis. The program covers basic theory and clinical instruction in sonography, which will provide an avenue for cross-training and multi-competency in allied health. This will make the individual more marketable in many health care agencies that call for multi-competent practitioners. Employment opportunities are excellent in hospitals, medical centers and other health care agencies.

Program prerequisites: The program is only open to those who hold active status with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or certification with the Nuclear Medicine Technology Board or with ARRT, Nuclear Medicine Registry examinations. Students must have graduated from an accredited program by the Commissions of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in Radiologic Technology or Nuclear Medicine in the past five years from admissions or if graduation is longer than five years, they must complete BIS 190◊, Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health Majors.

Semester One (Fall)

Credit Hours

#

DMS 101

Ultrasound Physics I

3

#

DMS 121

Cross-sectional Anatomy

5

 

 

 

8

Semester Two (Spring)

#

DMS 102

Ultrasound Physics II

3

#

DMS 110

General Sonography and Applications

7

#

DMS 141

Clinical Applications II

4

 

 

 

14

Semester Three (Summer)

#

DMS 135

Ultrasound Film Critique

2

#

DMS 136

Principles and Procedures of Ultrasound Imaging

2

 

 

 

4

Semester Four (Fall)

#

DMS 146

Pathology & Diagnostic Sonography

3

#

DMS 151

Clinical Applications III

4

#

DMS 200

Principles of Computerized Sonography

2

#

DMS 201

Sonographic Specialties

4

#

DMS 210

Introduction to Peripheral Vascular Sonography

2

 

 

 

15

 

 

Total credits required

41

Note: a minimum grade of "C" is required as a prerequisite for each DMS course.

See DMS course descriptions.

Coordinator: Debra Krukowski, Ext. 3979, E-mail: dkrukows@ triton.edu

Gainful Employment

The information below is provided to assist students in making informed choices about their education and career.

Curriculum

Curriculum Title

CIPS Code

DMS.DMS.CERT

(C317E)

DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY CERTIFICAE

51 0909

# of Graduates

# of Graduates Completing
On-Time

% Completing
On-Time

11

9

.818

Avg. Program Tuition Cost

Avg. Program Book Cost

Total Program Costs*

$ 4,128.00

$ 1,523.00

$ 5,651.00

Program Length
in Semesters

Program Credit

Hours

Median Loan

Debt

3

34

NA

SOC Code

SOC Description
(Associated Program Occupation(s))

Occupational Summary
(ONET webpage)

251071

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-1071.00

292032

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2032.00

*Transportation, personal expenses, and room and board costs are not included in the information above, but may apply to some students.

For more information about Gainful Employment, visit the Triton College Financial Aid Office, located in the Student Center Building, Room B-216W, or send an Email to: finaid@triton.edu.