CURRICULAR GUIDE

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Certificate of Achievement

Curriculum Code: 0263  (Effective Fall 2001 - Summer 2002)

The certificate option of the D.M.S. program prepares students for examination
by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. It is designed for
graduates of an accredited program in Radiologic Technology, Registered Nursing,
Respiratory Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Physical Therapy. Students without
an associate degree related to the previously stated professional credentials
should refer to the Associate in Applied Science curriculum for Diagnostic
Medical Sonography.

This is a selective admission program. In order to be considered as a candidate
for this program, students must meet basic admission requirements beyond those
required for admission to the College.  Many of the courses for this program are
open only to students officially admitted to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment and
advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

The admission and/or graduation requirements for this program may change each
academic year. The program requirements below apply only to those students who
have been admitted to the program for the 2001/2002 academic year. For the most
recent and complete information, interested students should contact the
Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 2200, telephone
number (517) 483-1254.

For current information about admission requirements, students must contact the
Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 2200, telephone
number (517) 483-1254.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 42 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
IDMS 201    General Sonography I: Abdomen                                    4
IDMS 202    OB/GYN Sonography I                                              4
IDMS 234    Sonographic Physics                                              2
IDMS 245    Sonographic Instrumentation                                      2
IDMS 265    General Sonography II                                            4
IDMS 266    OB/GYN Sonography II                                             3
IDMS 280    Clinical Experience I                                            7
IDMS 281    Clinical Experience II                                           7
IDMS 282    Clinical Experience III                                          9
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   42

MATH 112 is required for admission and may be waived by successfully passing a
proficiency exam.  Students are admitted to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography
program in the summer and will be assigned to begin IDMS courses in the fall.
Courses are offered once a year in the following sequence.
I (Fall)          II (Spring)       III (Summer)
IDMS 201          IDMS 245          IDMS 282
IDMS 202          IDMS 265
IDMS 234          IDMS 266
IDMS 280          IDMS 281