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The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is designed for students to earn an AAS degree upon successful completion of the two-year program, once accepted into the core program, consisting of five-semesters and full-time enrollment. The program is currently seeking initial accreditation from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).  The curriculum is in alignment with the American Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) requirements and contains didactic and clinical components.  Curriculum is competency-based and is designed to develop health care professionals possessing entry-level skills in diagnostic imaging.  This program includes courses that can only be completed at the Savannah Campus location.

WHAT IS A DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHER?

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers operate special imaging equipment to create images or conduct tests to help physicians assess and diagnose medical conditions.  They create images of the body’s organs and tissues which are often the first imaging tests performed when disease is suspected.  Sonography uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images inside the body.  This instrument, ultrasound transducer, scans parts of the body and emits pulses of sound that bounce back, causing echoes.  The echoes are then sent to the ultrasound machine, which processes them and displays images used by physicians for diagnosis.  They may be certified in multiple specialties.

PRE-REQUISITE COURSES

Must complete the pre-requisite courses prior to beginning the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program with a “C” or above.

CourseIDTitleCredits
BI240Anatomy4
**BI242Physiology4
*PS185College Physics4
AH160Basic Medical Terminology3
Total15

  • *Testing Required
  • **Requires pre-requisite of Anatomy

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

Must complete with “C” or above and may be taken prior to or concurrent with the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.

CourseIDTitleCredits
SP175Speech OR
SP220Interpersonal Communications3
*EN101English I3
*MT122College Algebra3
*HI103American History to 1877 OR
*HI104American History since 1877 OR
*PL216National Government3
Total12
  • *Testing 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 Study courses.  Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Developmental Study courses.  You can learn more about Developmental Study courses in the NCMC College Catalog.

DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY COURSES

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

FIRST YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

CourseIDTitleCredits
SG100Introduction to Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation I3
SG110Introduction Sonography Diagnostic and Medical Law Ethics2
SG120Abdominal Ultrasound & Small Parts I2
SG130Vascular Technology I2
SG140Scanning Lab I3
Total12

SECOND SEMESTER

CourseIDTitleCredits
SG150Advanced Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation II3
SG160Vascular Technology II2
SG170Gynecologic & First Trimester Sonography2
SG180Abdominal Ultrasound & Small Parts II2
SG190Scanning Lab II2
SG195Clinical Practice I4
Total15

THIRD SEMESTER

CourseIDTitleCredits
SG210Abdominal Ultrasound & Small Parts III2
SG220Clinical Practice II4
Total6

SECOND YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

CourseIDTitleCredits
SG230Obstetrical 2nd and 3rd Trimester Sonography2
SG240Scanning Lab III2
SG250Clinical Practice III8
Total12

SECOND SEMESTER

CourseIDTitleCredits
SG260Senior Seminar and Registry Review2
SG270Clinical Practice IV10
Total12

GENERAL INFORMATION

NCMC Tuition and Cost Breakdown

  1. Accepted as an NCMC student.  Apply
  2. Once Accepted into the Program, will be located at Savannah, MO
  3. Minimum of “C” or above and a 2.5 GPA required in pre-requisite and general education courses
  4. Pre-Admission Packet  (Applications will be accepted between October 1st through the application deadline of March 1st for the following program year.  Therefore, updated applications will be available by October 1st each year.)
  5. TEAS for Allied Health Exam (minimum score of 55)
  6. Attend a Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Informational Session. Schedule Your Session Now! (Dates and Times for the info sessions will be available by October 1st each year for the following program year.)
  7. Clinical Travel up to 90 miles from Savannah
  8. Job Shadow required prior to admission
  9. Application Deadline: March 1
  10. How to Apply (only apply during the application period of October 1 to March 1)

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the diagnostic medical sonography aas degree, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively with all members of the healthcare team.
  2. Act in a professional and ethical manner while functioning as part of the healthcare team.
  3. Provide compassionate patient care and education to promote overall well-being.
  4. Perform a broad range of sonographic examinations.
  5. Document and present complete and accurate sonographic findings to the interpreting physician in order to facilitate patient diagnosis.
  6. Illustrate critical thinking skills regarding sonographic procedures in order to provide optimal results.
  7. Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning.
  8. Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills in both didactic and clinical setting.
  9. Justify ethical and professional behavior in support of the profession.

PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

KRISTI CUTSINGER, MBA
Director of Health Sciences
[email protected]
1-660-357-6284

Ashley Smith B.ED., MHA, RDMS (AB), RVT
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director, Clinical Coordinator and Instructor
[email protected]

MADALYN WALKER
Health Science Administrative Specialist
[email protected]
1-816-324-8089

Devon Matthias RDMS (AB, OB/GYN), RVT
Concentration Coordinator/Adjunct
[email protected]

guy Geyer Hall

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