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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Pre-requisite

Pre-requisite

 

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Program Prerequisite Information:

The next available DMS program will begin in the Summer of 2019.

Applications for the 2019 program will be available in the Spring of 2019. 

 

Enrollment Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in either the Associate of Science or Certificate of Achievement in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Associate in Science degree, or higher, from a U.S. accredited college;
  • A minimum of 800 hours of paid or volunteer patient care experience; hours must be documented within an official volunteer program where they report to a licensed/credentialed health care provider; home health care for a single patient is not acceptable. Applicants will need to document their 800 hours either volunteer, student extern/intern hours, or work hours in direct patient care; View more information regarding direct patient care
  • Complete the application process for enrollment in the DMS program;
  • Fulfill all requirements set forth by the CRC Allied Health Practicum Guidelines including but not limited to: background clearance, physical examination, CPR Certification, immunization clearance and drug screening; 
  • Successfully complete with a B or better all pre-requisite courses as outlined below within the last five (5) years:

 

Number

Courses

Units

MATH 120

Intermediate Algebra (or equivalent)

5

COMM 321

Interpersonal Communication*

3

BIOL 430

Anatomy & Physiology

5

BIOL 431

Anatomy & Physiology

5

AH 110

Medical Language for Health-Care Providers

3

AH 120

Human Disease**

3

PHYS 310

Conceptual Physics

3

*Speech or Group Communication would also qualify
**Pathophysiology or Human Pathology is also accepted

  • Compliance with technical standards
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certified (can be delayed until program acceptance)
  • Pass a background check and drug screen check
  • Proof of immunization as required by the clinical practice sites, (after program acceptance)  

The common immunizations are:  (must be kept up to date for the full 2 years)

A negative result on the TB skin/chest x-ray test,

Tetanus,

Diphtheria,

Pertussis

Rubella,            

Rubeola,

Varicella (or has positive titers),

Hepatitis B Series

Influenza