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Sonography curricula leading to a "Associate in Applied Science Degree" includes a core of general education courses and all sonography lecture and lab courses required to obtain ARRT certification or as an American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). A plan for well-structured, competency-based practicum (clinical) education is also an essential part of the curriculum.
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II
PHYS 1305 Introductory Physics (or any college physics course)
ENGL 1301 Freshman Composition I
Any Mathematics course from the approved core list
Any Speech Communication course from the approved core list
Any Social or Behavioral Science course from the approved core list
Any Creative Arts or Language, philosophy and culture course from the approved core list
*** Recommened**** HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I
DMSO 1210 Introduction to Sonography
DMSO 1302 Basic Ultrasound Physics
DMSO 1441 Sonography of the Abdominopelvic Cavity
DMSO 2230 Advanced Ultra Sound and Review
DMSO 2242 Sonography of High Risk OB
DMSO 2341 Sonography of the Abdominopelvic pathology
DMSO 2353 Sonography of Superficial Structures
DMSO 2351 Doppler Physics
DMSO 2405 Sonography of Obstetrics/Gynecology
DSVT 1103 Introduction to Vascular Technology
DMSO 1260 Clinical
DMSO 1266 Practicum I (Spring Semester - Year 1)
DMSO 1267 Practicum II (Summer Semester - Year 1)
DMSO 2366 Practicum III (Fall Semester - Year 2)
DMSO 2367 Practicum IV (Spring Semester - Year 2)
Before choosing a sonography curriculum, one should carefully consider that all medical (DMSO) courses have very strict attendance and tardiness policies than can affect final course grades.
Also, it is required that the sonography student has reliable transportation to attend lectures, labs and practicum rotations.