DMS Curriculum

General Education Courses

Must complete pre-requisite courses prior to beginning the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program with a “C” or better and maintain a minimum of 2.75 GPA in the required pre-requisite and general education courses.

Fall Semester

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
BI240 Anatomy (pre-req) 4
EN101 *English 1 3
BT160 Microcomputer Applications (pre-req) 3
HI103/PL216 *American History to 1877 OR *National Government 3

Spring Semester

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
BI242 **Physiology (pre-req) 4
AH160 Basic Medical Terminology (pre-req) 3
MT122 *College Algebra (pre-req) 3
SP175 Speech (pre-req) 3
BT240 Employment Strategies 1

Summer Semester

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
PS108 *Introduction to Physics (pre-req) 4
PY121 General Psychology 3


  • Note: BI238 Anatomy and Physiology – the combined 8 credit hour course, can be taken in place of the separate BI240 Anatomy and BI242 Physiology
  • *Testing Required
  • **Pre-Requisite Required
  • Dual credit/Transfer credit This plan is designed for students with no dual or transfer credit. If you have taken courses at other colleges, you will need to provide official transcripts to NCMC.
  • Developmental Studies This plan assumes that the student does not need to take Developmental Studies courses. Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Developmental Studies courses. You can learn more about Developmental Studies courses in the NCMC Academic Catalog.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Courses

Once accepted into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, you will take the following courses.

Semester 1 (August – December)

Course Code Course Name
US101 Fundamentals of Sonography
US102 Pathophysiology
GEN101 Abdomen
GEN102 Small Parts
VAS101 Vascular Technology I

Semester 2 (January – May)

Course Code Course Name
VAS201 Vascular Technology II
PHYS101 Ultrasound Physics and Instruments
CLIN101 Clinical Practice I

Semester 3 (May – August)

Course Code Course Name
CLIN201 Clinical Practice II
PHYS201 Physics Registry Review

Semester 4 (August – December)

Course Code Course Name
CLIN301 Clinical Practice III
GEN201 Advanced Sonographic Imaging (ASI)
VAS301 Vascular Registry Review

Semester 5 (January-March)

Course Code Course Name
CLIN401 Clinical Practice IV
GEN301 Registry Review General Sonography

*Through an agreement between NCMC and HTC, students are awarded thirty (30) credit hours for successful completion (“C” or above) in all courses of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at HTC. These hours are applied to the AAS degree at NCMC.

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NCMC Contact Information



Kristi Cutsinger, MBA

Program Coordinator of Health Sciences
North Central Missouri College
1301 Main Street
Trenton, MO 64683
(660) 357-6284

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Contact

Jaclyn Pruitt, BC, RVT, RDMS

Program Coordinator
Hillyard Technical Center
3434 Faraon Street
St. Joseph, MO 64506