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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Health Sciences - Programs of Study

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
A.A.S. Degree (Career)
For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.
The diagnostic medical sonography degree prepares graduates for entry-level positions in the field of general, vascular, and cardiac sonography in hospitals, medical and specialty offices, imaging centers, clinics, and other health care agencies. This full-time, two-year associate of applied science degree is designed to teach students the skills necessary to perform routine, emergency, and interventional sonography procedures. This area of study is rigorous in both the number of clinical internship hours and academic standards required. Prospective students are required to have a strong background in anatomy and physiology, mathematics, and health-related studies. The majority of didactic courses will be offered in either online or hybrid class formats, and students will need to be familiar with the distance learning environment. The laboratory portion of the courses will be offered in on-campus labs. Clinical experiences will be conducted at facilities within or around the Howard County area. Graduates may be eligible to apply for either the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), or the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) certification examinations. 
CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts & 
 LiteratureHumanities Core Course (see p. 64)
 Arts Core Course (see p. 64)
 Literature Core Course (see p. 63)3
Social SciencesPSYC-101 General Psychology3
ScienceBIOL-101 General Biology I*4
 BIOL-203 Anatomy and Physiology I*4
MathematicsMATH-141 College Algebra*3
BIOL-204Anatomy and Physiology II*4
DMSU-102Introduction to Ultrasound3
DMSU-112Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Professionals3
DMSU-151Clinical Sonography I2
DMSU-211Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation I3
DMSU-212Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation II3
DMSU-213Pathophysiology for Imaging Professionals3
DMSU-252Clinical Sonography II2
DMSU-253Clinical Sonography III4
DMSU-254Clinical Sonography IV1
DMSU-255Clinical Sonography V6
DMSU-261ARDMS Registry Seminar1
PHYS-101Technical Physical Science*4
General Track 
DMSU-171Abdominal and Small Parts Ultrasound I2
DMSU-172Obstetrics/Gynecology Ultrasound I2
DMSU-271Abdominal and Small Parts Ultrasound II2
DMSU-272Obstetrics/Gynecology Ultrasound II2
DMSU-280Introduction to Vascular Ultrasound3
*Admission to this area of study is based upon successful completion of BIOL-101, BIOL-203 and 204, PHYS-101, and MATH-141. Anatomy and Physiology courses must be completed within five (5) years prior to admission to the first sonography course. BIOL-101 and PHYS-101 must be completed within ten (10) years prior to clinical admission. A grade of “C” or better is required in diagnostic medical sonography and general education courses. Prerequisite courses required for the DMS program are ENGL-121, BIOL-101, BIOL-203, BIOL-204, MATH-141, and PHYS-101. A grade of 3.0 or higher is required for BIOL-203, BIOL-204, and PHYS-101. An overall GPA of 2.5 or higher is required from prerequisites.
Vascular Track 
CARD-120Rhythm Analysis and 12 Lead ECG2
DMSU-181Vascular Ultrasound I3
DMSU-282Vascular Ultrasound II3
DMSU-290Introduction to Cardiac Ultrasound3
Cardiac Track 
CARD-120Rhythm Analysis and 12 Lead ECG2
DMSU-191Adult Echocardiography I3
DMSU-280Introduction to Vascular Ultrasound3
DMSU-292Adult Echocardiography II3

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST