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    Delgado Community College
   
 
  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017 - 2018 Catalog

Diagnostic Medical Sonography, P.A.C.


POST-ASSOCIATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
DIVISION: ALLIED HEALTH

Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a diagnostic imaging modality which produces cross-sectional images of soft tissues in the body. The sonographer must have an exceptional understanding of cross sectional anatomy, ultrasonic instrumentation, wave behavior, and pertinent patient information necessary for the interpretation of ultrasound exams. Sonography demands a creative self-directed approach for locating and demonstrating human anatomy and pathology.

The program admits one class per year, and enrollment is limited by the number of clinical positions available in affiliate hospitals. The program begins in the fall semester and completes at the end of the following fall semester.

Selection into the program is based on the candidate’s overall qualities, including college and professional education background, grade averages, character references, evidence of basic skills, interpersonal relations, and an interest in sonography. Applicants must be able to meet the program’s technical standards. All applications are reviewed and evaluated by the faculty committee on admissions for the Allied Health Division. Prospective students must contact the Allied Health Admissions Office for admissions criteria and to initiate the admission procedure. The deadline for application to the program is May 1.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Post-Associate Certificate program is accredited the CAAHEP Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, 2025 Woodlane Drive, St. Paul, MN 55125-2998, phone: 651-731-1582, e-mail: jrc-dms@jcahpo.org.

To be eligible to apply for admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program students must:

  1. Be an associate degree graduate of an accredited allied health occupation program OR
  2. Have at least 60 credit hours of previous college coursework.
  3. All applicants must have completed the following:

Prerequisites:

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 33


NOTE:


See Graduation Requirements .

Students planning to pursue a baccalaureate program should contact that receiving institution for determination of course transferability. A listing of Delgado courses can be found by following this link: Transfer List 

Suggested Sequence


Total: 12 credit hours


Total: 12 credit hours


Total: 6 credit hours


Fourth Semester


Total: 3 credit hours


TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 33