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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is coming soon with a plan for August 2023! 
The information contained on this website is subject to change.  Please keep checking back or contact the Program Coordinator of Health Science.

YOU ARE THE FUTURE OF DMS.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is a two-year program, once accepted into the core program.  It will be housed at our Savannah location.  The pre-requisite courses may be taken in the classroom or online.  Once students graduate the program, they will be eligible to sit for the SPI exam.

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.

Subject to Change after Approval

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
Total12

Third Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
SG200General Vascular III2
SG210Abdominal Ultrasound III2
SG220Clinical Practice II4
Total8

Second Year

First Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
SG230Obstetrical 2nd and 3rd Trimester Sonography2
SG240Scanning Lab III2
SG250Clinical Practice III4
Total8

Second Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
SG260Senior Seminar and Registry Review2
SG270Clinical Practice IV10
Total12

Program Contact Information

Kristi Cutsinger, MBA

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

ASHLEY SMITH, B.Ed., RVT

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Instructor and Program Director
North Central Missouri College
1301 Main Street
Trenton, MO 64683
[email protected]

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