Associate in Science Degree Diagnostic Medical Sonography


Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Mission Statement

The Department of Radiologic Technology will provide occupational training in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The purpose of this instruction is to qualify the student for examination by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and to prepare the student for gainful employment in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

To earn the Associate Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, the student must satisfactorily complete:

  1. by the end of the Spring semester all college requirements for an Associate Degree General Education requirements with a grade of C or better in each course or have completed an Associate Degree or higher. This includes: Written Communication and Analytical Thinking, 6 units ENGL 100, 3 units CIS 111, 3 units MATH 40, 3 units BIOL 210, 5 units Cultural Diversity, 3 units Reading Proficiency, 3 units Social Sciences, any choice, 6 units
  2. the prerequisite courses by the end of the Spring semester with a grade of C or better in each course: RADT 142 C Radiologic Electronics, 4 units RADT 153 C Patient Care, 3 units HS 145 C Medical Terminology, 3 units HS 147 C Survey of Disease, 3 units *DMS 60 C Introduction to Sonography all major course requirements with a grade of C or better;
  3. the cultural pluralism and reading requirements;
  4. any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units; and
  5. have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. Total Units Required, 40 units.

Note: All General Education and prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the Spring semester of application.

DMS 170 CSonography Physics3.5
DMS 175 CAbdomen Sonography4
DMS 172 CSonography Externship5
RADT 262 CCross-Sectional Imaging 11
HS 165 CEthical and Legal Issues 11.5
DMS 176 CPathology and Small Parts3
DMS 186 COb/Gyn Sonography4
DMS 207 CClinical Education I10
DMS 188 CDoppler Techniques1.5
DMS 217 CClinical Education II7
DMS 227 CClinical Training III11
DMS 195 CCarotid and Arterial Sonograph4
DMS 210 CReview Seminar2.5
DMS 237 CClinical Education IV11
Total Units69