Method of delivery: Residential
Monday – Thursday
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Monday – Thursday
4:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Certificate Program (121.5 Quarter Credits / 76 Weeks / 1950 Clock Hours )
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program is programmatically accredited by CAAHEP for the Abdominal – Extended and Obstetrics and Gynecology concentrations. The program is designed to prepare the graduate to become skilled entry-level ultrasound technicians with basic principles in Abdomen, OB/GYN and Vascular Sonography. This training program includes theory, laboratory and clinical externship courses. Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the Abdomen (AB) and/or Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN) specialty examinations through the ARDMS. Prospective students are encouraged to contact ARDMS directly to regarding certification requirements.
Program Goals & Student Learning Outcomes
The programs’ primary goal is to prepare competent entry-level sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains for the abdominal sonography-extended and obstetrics and gynecology concentrations.
Goal 1: Competency in entry-level diagnostic medical sonography skills
SLO 1: Students will demonstrate proficiency in producing sonography images and performing a wide range of ultrasound imaging procedures.
SLO 2: Students will analyze and interpret ultrasound images, applying their knowledge to make accurate clinical assessments and assist in patient diagnoses.
Goal 2: Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
SLO 1: Students will critically evaluate ultrasound images, recognizing variations from normal anatomy and identifying potential abnormalities.
SLO 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to adapt imaging techniques based on patient condition, anatomy, and clinical indications, showcasing effective problem-solving skills.
Goal 3: Communication and Patient Care
SLO 1: Students will effectively communicate with patients, sonographers, physicians and other members of the healthcare team.
SLO 2: Students will provide clear and concise written and verbal reports of their imaging findings to referring physicians, contributing to accurate patient management.
Goal 4: Professional Development and Ethics
SLO 1: Students will adhere to ethical standards and professional codes of conduct in their interactions with patients, colleagues, and healthcare facilities.
SLO 2: Students will be aware of the importance of continuous professional development, staying current with the industry practices, and research.
Data is based on the 2021-2022 Reporting Period
✦ Retention Rate: 94%
✦ Placement Rate: 70%
✦ Abdomen Credential Success Rate: 100%
✦ OB/GYN Credential Success Rate: 75%
All candidates must be at least eighteen (18) years of age before enrolling.
All candidates must have a valid government issued picture ID and a Social Security card.
All candidates must complete and sign pre-enrollment documents.
All candidates must possess a High School Diploma (High School Transcripts showing graduation date), or copy of General Education Diploma (GED). Foreign graduates must present a certified English translation of required documents and evaluation confirming that the documents meet U.S. equivalency.
Candidates enrolling to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program must have at least 40 college credits obtained in the last five years including a higher mathematics, English, and science classes. Foreign candidates in addition must present certified English translation of required documents and an evaluation confirming that the degree meets U.S. educational equivalency.
All candidates must be interviewed by an admission’s representative and/or program director to review and discuss the program and prerequisites needed for enrollment.
All candidates must complete health clearance and immunizations, must have cleared background check and negative drug screening. Results may be required prior to the program acceptance.
All candidates must sign the Enrollment Agreement and pay the appropriate application/registration fees.
JRC-DMS 2021 Reporting Period:
Credentialing Success Rate:
Abdomen through ARDMS - 86%
OB/GYN through ARDMS - 100%