South Suburban College
South Suburban College

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) Program Certificate Option (DMS.CERT)

Application Process

  1. Submit a SSC Admissions Application and official high school, college, and university transcripts directly to the Office of Admission and Records no later than June 30th.
  2. Submit the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Admission Application form and a copy of current Registry cards to the DMS program by mail or in person (Room 4457) no later than June 30th.
  3. Complete the Biology 186 Human Anatomy and Physiology prerequisite course with a “C” or better prior to the beginning of the program. Be advised that Biology must be completed within the last 5 years to satisfy the program requirements. If you have already completed or transferred an equivalent course for RAD 237 Sectional Imaging Anatomy, then the RAD 237 course is not required.
  4. Admission to the Fall semester DMS program will be given to the most qualified candidates as determined by their cumulative grade point average(GPA) ranking. Number of applicants accepted is dependent upon availability of clinical education sites.
  5. Letters will be mailed to applicants notifying them of their admission status by the week of July 18th.

Students must complete all DMS program and general education course requirements with a grade of “C” or better.

Fall Semester (16 weeks) Credits
DMS 201 Fundamentals of Sonography 3
RAD 237 Sectional Imaging Anatomy 3
DMS 204 Abdominal Sonography 4
DMS 205 Clinical Education I 2
Spring Semester (16 weeks) Credits
DMS 203 Ultrasound Physics 4
DMS 206 Obstetrical/Gynecological Sonography 4
DMS 209 Clinical Education II 3
DMS 210 Abdominal Pathology 3
DMS 211 Special Sonographic Procedures 2
Summer Semester (8 weeks) Credits
DMS 207 Ultrasound Image Critique 1
DMS 212 Clinical Education III 3
Fall Semester (16 weeks) Credits
DMS 208 Obstetrical/Gynecological Pathology 3
DMS 213 Clinical Education IV 4
Total Credit Hours: 39

For questions regarding the DMS Program, please call the Health Professions Department at 708-596-2000 x 2204.

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