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Associate of Applied Science Degree


This degree plan is designed to prepare individuals for a career as a diagnostic medical sonographer through classroom study and supervised clinical experience. Upon completion of the prescribed curriculum, the student is eligible to apply to take examinations for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) certification in Abdominal and OB/GYN specialties. This program is nationally accredited through the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756; phone (727) 210-2350. ADMISSION TO THE COLLEGE DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM AND ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED. The minimum of a Nurse Aid Certification course is required for all applicants.

Applicants must provide documentation of immunizations at time of application. Students accepted into the program are required to have a physical examination and verify annual tuberculosis status.

In order to meet requirements of clinical agencies, criminal background checks and drug screenings for all Health Sciences students are now required as part of the admissions process.

All prerequisites must be completed prior to applying for admission to a Sonography Program. All college credit courses in the degree plan must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. MATH 1314 College Algebra, BIOL 2304/2102 Human Anatomy Lecture/Lab, and PHYS 1401 General College Physics must be completed within five years of application to a Sonography Program.

Program changes may not be reflected in the current ACC Catalog publication. Please access the most up-to-date information on the program's web page through a link at or by contacting the Health Sciences Admissions Offices at Eastview Campus, Room 8356 or Round Rock Campus, Room 3105.

  Prerequisites Credit Hours
    HPRS 1106 Essentials of Medical Terminology 1
  MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
  ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
  BIOL 2304 Human Anatomy Lecture 3
  BIOL 2101 Human Anatomy Lab 1
  PHYS 1401 General College Physics I 4
  Semester I
  BIOL 2305 Human Physiology Lecture 3
  BIOL 2102 Human Physiology Lab 1
  DMSO 1302 Basic Ultrasound Physics 3
  DMSO 1110 Introduction to Sonography 1
  DMSO 1351 Sonographic Sectional Anatomy 3
  Semester II
  HPRS 2301 Pathophysiology 3
  DSVT 1103 Introduction to Vascular Technology 1
  DMSO 1441 Abdominopelvic Sonography 4
  DMSO 1260 Clinical-Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician-Medical Sonography I 2
  DSAE 1318 Sonographic Instrumentation 3
  Semester III
    SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication 3
  DMSO 2441 Sonography of Abdominopelvic Pathology 4
  DMSO 2461 Clinical - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician II 4
  DMSO 1191 Special Topics in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technician 1
  Semester IV
    PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
  DMSO 2342 Sonography of High Risk Obstetrics 3
  DMSO 2362 Clinical-Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician-Medical Sonography III 3
  Semester V
    PHIL 2306 Ethics 3
  +#  DMSO 1291 Special Topics in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technician 2
  DMSO 2357 Advanced Ultrasound Professionalism and Registry Review 3
  +#  DMSO 2463 Clinical-Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician-Medical Sonography IV 4

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  #Capstone course