Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Associate of Applied Science

BIO-2331Anatomy and Physiology I 14
BIO-2341Anatomy and Physiology II4
DMS-1071Concepts of Physics in Diagnostic Sonography2
DMS-1303Introduction to Sonography2
DMS-1320Introduction to Sonographic Scanning1
DMS-1351Patient Care Skills1
MATH-1410Elementary Probability and Statistics I (or higher Approved Ohio Transfer 36 Mathematics course) 23
Select one of the following:3
College Composition I
Honors College Composition I
DMS-1311Initial Sonographic Scanning2
DMS-1381Cardiac Diagnostic Procedures3
DMS-2350Sonographic Instrument/Physics3
Select one of the following:
Echocardiography I (Option A)
Vascular Sonography I (Option B)
DMS-1940Field Experience I1
DMS-2301Intermediate Sonographic Scanning2
MA-1010Introduction to Medical Terminology 32
Select one of the following:
Echocardiography II (Option A)
Vascular Sonography II (Option B)
Select one of the following:3
College Composition II
Honors College Composition II
DMS-1950Field Experience II2
HTEC-1110Ethics for Health Care Professionals 41
Select one of the following:3
General Psychology
Honors General Psychology
DMS-2940Field Experience III3
DMS-2985Physics Review1
DMS-2991Sonography Capstone1
PSY-1060Cross-Cultural Competency for Health Care Providers1
DMS-xxxxDMS Elective 41-2
DMS-2950Field Experience IV1
DMS-2981Specialty Registry Review1
Select one of the following:1-3
Pediatric Cardiac Sonography (Option A) 5
Transcranial Doppler Sonography (Option B) 5

Requires appropriate placement score on Biology placement test or grade of "C" or higher in BIO-1100 to enroll in this course.


MATH-1240 Contemporary Mathematics taken before Fall 2024 will be accepted in place of MATH-1410 Elementary Probability and Statistics I to meet the math requirement for this program.


MA-1020 Medical Terminology I will be accepted in place of MA-1010 Introduction to Medical Terminology.


Course selection can only be used once toward a graduation requirement.


 PHIL-2050 Bioethics will be accepted in lieu of HTEC-1110 Ethics for Health Care Professionals.


(A) Echocardiography Option

Take the following courses to complete Option A:

DMS-1602Echocardiography I4
DMS-2602Echocardiography II4
DMS-2650Pediatric Cardiac Sonography3
Additional program courses51-52
Total Credit Hours62-63

B) Vascular Option 

Take the following courses to complete Option B:

DMS-1701Vascular Sonography I4
DMS-2702Vascular Sonography II4
DMS-2760Transcranial Doppler Sonography1
Additional program courses51-52
Total Credit Hours60-61

Technical Electives

Select from the following courses to fulfill DMS elective option:

DMS-1381Cardiac Diagnostic Procedures3
DMS-2330Sonographic Pathology3
DMS-2450Breast Sonography2
DMS-2650Pediatric Cardiac Sonography3
DMS-2750Principles of Vascular Imaging for Abdomen and Cardiac Sonographers3
DMS-2960Supplemental Field Experience2
DMS-2983Supplemental Speciality Registry Review1

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.