CURRICULUM GUIDE

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Certificate of Achievement

Curriculum Code: 0263  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2004)

The certificate option of the D.M.S. program prepares students for examination
by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and is aligned with
the standards and guidelines of the Joint Review Commission on Diagnostic Medical
Sonography and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
Programs (JRCDMS-CAAHEP.) It is an option only for graduates of an accredited
allied health associate degree program including Radiologic Technology,
Registered Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Physical
Therapy. All other students must follow the Associate in Applied Science Degree 
curriculum for Diagnostic Medical Sonography and should consult with a D.M.S.
program advisor.

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 Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for
skills assessment and advising information.

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 2003/2004 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: 46 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                                             4
IDMS 280    Clinical Experience I                                            7
IDMS 281    Clinical Experience II                                           7
IDMS 282    Clinical Experience III                                          8
PHYS 200    Applied Physics (See Note 1)                                     4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   46

1.    PHYS 200 may be waived by a D.M.S. program advisor for students with prior
      physics education.

Semester I must be completed prior to admission to the D.M.S. program as part of
the Phase I requirements for admission. MATH 112 is also required for admission
and may be waived by successfully passing a proficiency exam.  Students are
admitted to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography certificate program in the spring
and will be assigned to begin IDMS courses in the fall. Courses are offered once
a year in the following sequence.

I                 II (Fall)         III (Spring)      IV (Summer)
MATH 112 (or      IDMS 201          IDMS 245          IDMS 282
 Proficiency)     IDMS 202          IDMS 265
PHYS 200          IDMS 234          IDMS 266
                  IDMS 280          IDMS 281