Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Associate of Applied Science

Curriculum Code #2402

Effective May 2017

Division: Allied Health, Nursing, Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Diagnostic medical sonography is an imaging process used to assist physicians in gathering sonographic data necessary to reach diagnostic decisions. Sonographers are highly-skilled professionals qualified by technological education to provide patient services using diagnostic ultrasound under the supervision of a physician. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification is required upon entrance into the program. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership.

 

Note: Preadmission courses must be completed before a program application can be submitted.

Plan of Study Grid
Preadmission CoursesHours
ALHN 107 CAREER EXPLORATIONS IN DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY 1,2 1
ALHN 112 INTRO TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 1 1
ALHN 113 INTRODUCTION TO PATIENT CARE 1,3 1
BIOG 121 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I 1 4
ENGL 161 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I 3
MTHM 168 STATISTICS 1 3
PHYC 115 PHYSICS FOR THE ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES 1,2 4
SDEV 101 COLLEGE 101 4 1
 Hours18
First Year
Fall Semester
ALHN 121 GENERAL PATHOLOGY 2
BIOG 122 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II 4
BIOG 123 CROSS-SECTIONAL ANATOMY 2
PEFT 151 LIFETIME FITNESS 1
SONO 111 ORIENTATION TO DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY 1,2,5 1
PSYH 151
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
or INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
3
 Hours13
Spring Semester
SONO 131 INTRODUCTION TO DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY 1,2 7
SONO 221 ULTRASOUND PHYSICS AND INSTRUMENTATION I 1,2 2
 Hours9
Summer Semester
SONO 122 IMAGING MODALITIES 1,2,6 1
SONO 215 DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY I 1,2,7 7
 Hours8
Second Year
Fall Semester
SONO 222 ULTRASOUND PHYSICS AND INSTRUMENT II 1,2 2
SONO 223 DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY II 1,2,7 8
 Hours10
Spring Semester
SONO 224 ADVANCED DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY STUDIES 1,2,7 6
SONO 229 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY 1,2 1
 Hours7
 Total Hours65
1

Indicates that a grade of C (2.0) or better must be earned in order to continue in the sequence.

2

Indicates that this course has a prerequisite.

3

Indicates that credit is waived for ALHN 113 if one has STNA certification/license.

4

A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.

5

Indicates one must have admission into the diagnostic medical sonography program.

6

Indicates course is not required if one has American Registry Radiology Technology ARRT certification.

7

This course offers an opportunity for experiential learning.

All courses listed prior to the first year fall semester must be completed prior to admission to the sonography program.
 
A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required in college-level coursework for admission into the program.

Program Contact(s):

Craig Peneff
440-366-7189
cpeneff@lorainccc.edu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your Advising and Counseling Team.

More program information can be found on our website.

Admission Requirements for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

  1. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office.
  2. Program application on file.
  3. Satisfactory completion with a grade of C or better of the pre-admission courses on the diagnostic medical sonography curriculum guide which includes the following college or post-secondary education coursework:
  4. Program application form on file by January 5 of each year to be considered for program admission the following year.
  5. Minimum GPA of 3.0 for college-level courses including transfer/transient work (excludes developmental education and more than two physical education courses).
  6. Completion of HESI A2 test with a minimum composite score of 75 (vocabulary and general knowledge, reading comprehension, grammar, basic math, biology, anatomy and physiology, physics, critical thinking and the learning style inventory). Can be taken after completion of BIOG 121, MTHM 168 and PHYC 115. May remediate and wait one month to repeat and must be completed within six months of initial test date. Scores will be valid for a three year period; therefore a three year wait is required prior to the third attempt. A composite score below 75 on the retest will disqualify the program application.
  7. Anatomy & Physiology course grades (BIOG 121 & BIOG 122) and number of attempts to pass with a grade of C or better are used in the acceptance process.

Allied health professionals: Applicants from a patient care related allied health/nursing background may transfer credit or receive credit through prior learning assessment for the following diagnostic medical sonography preadmission courses:

This will be handled on a case-by-case basis with the program director.

Radiologic technologists who are graduates of an appropriately accredited college-based degree radiologic technology program would be eligible for receiving credit for all of the diagnostic medical sonography preadmission and support courses plus SONO 122 IMAGING MODALITIES. Graduates of a hospital-based certificate radiologic technology program may receive credit for:

Learn more about Allied Health program requirements