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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

FAQ

FAQ

Is the DMS program an online program?

No.  The DMS program is not an online program.  All classes are face to face on campus or at clinical facilities.  Instructors often use online course communications through Canvas yet this is an added resource (when used) and not an online course. Attendance on campus to all course sessions (and program meetings) is expected and critical to the success of the DMS students.

When are the DMS courses offered?

Courses vary depending on the instructor and classes offered.

Does the program include Cardiac and Vascular training?

No.  The CRC DMS program is a "general program". A general program includes training in Abdominal, OB/GYN, Superficial Structures & Small Parts with an Introduction to routine Vascular scanning including Carotid and Venous studies.

Are students qualified to sit for board examinations upon graduation?

Yes.  Students who successfully complete this DMS program earning an AS degree in Sonography at CRC will qualify to apply to sit for the ARDMS board examinations  immediately upon graduation.

 

 

Do I need to already have an Associates degree to apply?

Yes. This is a strict minimum educational prerequisite required to apply to the DMS program. 

 

What is direct patient care experience and how can I earn 800 hours?

Direct patient care is defined as: Activities in a medical patient healthcare environment in which the individual reports to a credentialed, licensed, registered healthcare provider caring for a variety of patients (i.e. MD, RN, DO, RT, RDMS, PA, etc.). Employment with at least 800 hours in direct patient care is accepted.Volunteer hours count as long as they are supervised by someone credentialed as listed above. When considering volunteer hours, major medical centers in acute care is preferred. Most large medical centers have volunteer programs.  

 

 

Is the program accredited ?

Yes. The DMS program at CRC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).