The diagnostic medical sonographer is a highly-skilled professional who uses specialized equipment to create diagnostic images. The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Cincinnati State prepares students to become entry-level diagnostic medical sonographers in the specialty areas of cardiac and vascular sonography (DMSC) or abdominal, obstetric, and gynecological sonography (DMSG).
Program graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree that includes general education and technical sonography courses. The program also includes supervised clinical experience on site at various health care facilities in the Greater Cincinnati area. Clinical experiences are unpaid.
Courses in this program are scheduled primarily between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Students must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 to graduate. Graduates are eligible to take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers national certification examination.
Related ProgramsDiagnostic Medical Sonography—General Imaging (DMSG)
The program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS), 9355 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775. Website: http://caahep.org. Phone (727) 210-2350. FAX (727) 210-2354.
Graduates Are Prepared To
- Take the national registry exam given by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
- Perform as an entry-level diagnostic medical sonographer
- Collaborate with other health care professionals to provide optimum patient care
- Function within recognized ethical and legal standards of the profession
Representative Job Titles For Graduates
- Cardiovascular Sonographer
- Vascular Technologist
Graduate Employment Outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of diagnostic medical sonographers is projected to grow 10 percent through 2031, faster than the average for all occupations.
$77,740 median annual salary
Graduate Starting Salary Projections
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Effective 2023-2024 academic year
Diagnostic Medical Sonography—Cardiovascular (DMSC)
Students seeking admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography – Cardiovascular program must complete specific requirements. After completing Semester 2 of Year 1, students should apply for selective enrollment into the DMS program. Year 2 courses begin in Fall Semester. Students should meet with their academic advisor to discuss eligibility and deadlines for selective enrollment.
|FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)||1||0||1|
|MCH 104||Comprehensive Medical Terminology ( B)||3||0||3|
|BIO 151||Anatomy and Physiology 1 ( G)||3||2||4|
|MAT 161||College Algebra for Diagnostic Medical Sonography ( G)||3||2||4|
|ENG 101||English Composition 1 ( G)||3||0||3|
|BIO 152||Anatomy and Physiology 2 ( B)||3||2||4|
|DMS 100||Survey of Sonography ( B)||2||2||3|
|PHY 110||Health Physics ( B)||2||3||3|
|MCH 1XX Multicompetency Healthcare Elective (B)||1||3||2|
|After completing Year 1, Semester 1 and 2 courses, apply for Selective Enrollment into the DMSC program.|
|DMSC 110||Advanced Electrocardiography ( B)||1||2||2|
|DMS 111||Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation 1 ( T)||3||0||3|
|DMSC 120||Cardiovascular Sonography ( T)||3||0||3|
|DMSC 121||Cardiovascular Sonography Scan Lab 1 ( T)||0||6||2|
|ENG 1XX English Composition Elective (G)||3||0||3|
|DMS 112||Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation 2 ( T)||2||0||2|
|DMSC 122||Cardiovascular Sonography Scan Lab 2 ( T)||0||6||2|
|DMSC 131||Vascular Sonography 1 ( T)||3||0||3|
|DMSC 141||Echocardiography 1 ( T)||3||0||3|
|PSY 110||Introduction to Psychology ( G)||3||0||3|
|DMSC 223||Cardiovascular Sonography Scan Lab 3 ( T)||0||3||1|
|DMSC 281||Cardiovascular Internship 1 ( T)||0||24||1|
|DMSC 224||Cardiovascular Sonography Scan Lab 4 ( T)||0||4||2|
|DMSC 232||Vascular Sonography 2 ( T)||2||0||2|
|DMSC 242||Echocardiography 2 ( T)||2||0||2|
|DMSC 282||Cardiovascular Internship 2 ( T)||0||24||1|
|DMSC 250||Cardiovascular Imaging Seminar ( T)||1||2||2|
|DMSC 283||Cardiovascular Internship 3 ( T)||0||32||2|
|First Year Experience Elective|
|FYE 100||College Success Strategies: Overview||1|
|FYE 105||College Success Strategies: Overview and Application||2|
|FYE 110||College Success Strategies: Practice and Application||3|
|English Composition Elective|
|ENG 102||English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues||3|
|ENG 103||English Composition 2: Writing about Literature||3|
|ENG 104||English Composition 2: Technical Communication||3|
|Multicompetency Healthcare Elective|
|MCH 138||Patient Care Skills||2|
|MCH 130||Nurse Aide Training||4|
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B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum
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