Diagnostic Medical Sonography with an Echocardiography Concentration (AAS)
Concordia University, St. Paul offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree program, which is designed to prepare students to work as health care professionals, to interact with other health care professionals and patients in a professional and ethical manner, to develop the best possible technical skills in sonography, and to demonstrate at all times the utmost respect and concern for the well-being of the patients they serve.
Graduates will be prepared to provide health care services as sonographers. The diagnostic medical sonographer works under the direction of a physician, using ultrasound imaging techniques for purposes of diagnosis.
Associate of Applied Science degree consists of a minimum of 60 credits, which includes a minimum of 20 general education credits and a minimum of 30 program-related occupational or technical credits.
|Prerequisites (must be completed prior to starting the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program)|
|BIO 117||Human Anatomy & Physiology for Sonography||4|
|DMS 100||Introduction to Ultrasound||1|
|Quantitative Reasoning for Health Care Professionals * (3)|
|College Writing * (3)|
|Introductory Physics for Biological and Health Sciences I * (4)|
|General Education Requirements|
|THL 200||Scripture and its interpretation: A Global Introduction to the Bible||3|
|COM 110||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|PSY 102||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|ENG 121||College Writing||3|
|MAT 165||Quantitative Reasoning for Health Care Professionals||3|
|PHS 112||Introductory Physics for Biological and Health Sciences I||4|
|ECH 110||Foundations of Echocardiography||4|
|ECH 115||Cardiovascular Anatomy & Physiology||3|
|ECH 100||Clinical Practicum I||1|
|BIO 350||Medical Terminology||2|
|ECH 200||Medical Law and Ethics||3|
|ECH 155||Adult Ecocardiography I||5|
|ECH 150||Clinical Practicum II||2|
|ECH 105||Ultrasound Physics||4|
|ECH 255||Adult Echocardiography II||4|
|ECH 225||Clinical Practicum III||3|
|ECH 250||Special Procedures||4|
|ECH 275||Introduction to Congenital Echocardiography||3|
|ECH 280||Clinical Practicum IV||3|
|ECH 290||Clinical Practicum V||5|
|ECH 299||Capstone/Board Review||1|
Courses count towards general education requirement.
CSP’s Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) prepares students to take the ARDMS board examinations (SPI and a specialty board) upon completion of 12 months of full-time clinical ultrasound experience. To see what is required to sit for each ARDMS board examination, please click here. The ARDMS board examinations (SPI and a specialty board) are required to practice in each state. In addition, currently New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Oregon are the only states with approved legislation mandating the licensure of sonographers within those particular states as an additional requirement. To see the additional requirements for each of those states, please click here.