DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY

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Workforce Development Degree

Program Description:
The DMS AAS degree program is designed to prepare students with the necessary skills to be employed as a sonographer in a variety of clinical settings. Instructional methodologies will be based on the latest technology and will reflect current professional practice standards, and once eligible the student
 will sit for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography examinations.


The field of diagnostic ultrasound, or medical sonography, utilizes high frequency sound waves to image and evaluate organs and soft tissue structures
 of the body. The diagnostic medical sonographer is a skilled person qualified by academic and clinical education to perform sonographic examinations 
under the supervision of a qualified physician. The sonographer performs a variety of diagnostic examinations to include evaluations of the brain,
 abdomen, peripheral blood vessels, and studies of the pregnant and nonpregnant female patient, and has a unique and vital role in the diagnostic
 process. The profession continues to offer many excellent opportunities for employment.

Procedure for Application:
1. Applications are available through the Allied Health Services 
Division. Submit completed program application form and required
 materials by April 1 to the Allied Health Services Division located in
the Alfred M. Philips Building, room MP458, 909 South Boston, Tulsa,
OK 74119.

2. All prospective Diagnostic Medical Sonography program students
 must complete an application for enrollment to the College, submit
their high school transcripts, ACT scores and previous college
 transcripts to the Metro Campus Registrar at 909 South Boston,
Tulsa, OK 74119. Incomplete submissions will not be considered for 
admission into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.

3. Acceptance to Tulsa Community College does not guarantee
 admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.

4. Prerequisite coursework for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography
 program must be completed before the program starts in the fall
semester.

These prerequisites are:
BIOL 1314 Anatomy and Physiology
ENGL 1113 Composition I
• MATH 1513 College Algebra
• PHYS 1013 Applied Medical Physics

5. Eligible applicants to be interviewed for consideration for admission 
into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program will be notified
 by mail or email. All interviewed applicants will be notified by mail
 regarding their selection status.

6. In order to enroll in courses that include a clinical component 
and are part of the program degree plan, students must receive 
clearance on a criminal background check, including sex offender
 registry. Potential students need to be aware that drug testing and 
immunization clearance is a requirement for participation in all
 clinical components.

Degree Awarded: Associate in Applied Science

For More Information Contact:
The Allied Health Services Division, 918-595-7002

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 18

English 3 hours
+*ENGL 1113 Composition I

Mathematics 3 hours
+*MATH 1513 College Algebra

Psychology 3 hours
Select one course from the following:
PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 2323 Conflict Resolution

Social Science 6 hours
POLS 1113 American Federal Government
and select one course from the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present

Speech 3 hours
SPCH 1113 Speech Communication I

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 53

Biology 4 hours
+BIOL 1314 Human Anatomy and Physiology

Diagnostic Medical Sonography 43 hours
^*DMS 1002 Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography
^*DMS 1103 Acoustical Physics and Instrumentation I
^*DMS 1213 Acoustical Physics and Instrumentation II
^*DMS 1223 Abdominal Sonography I
^*DMS 1224 Neurosonography and Small Parts Sonography
^*DMS 1233 OB/GYN Sonography I
^*DMS 1242 Sonography Clinical Practice I
^*DMS 1252 Sonography Clinical Practice II
^*DMS 2035 Sonography Clinical Practice III
^*DMS 2101 Medical Communication
^*DMS 2123 Abdominal Sonography II
^*DMS 2131 Ultrasound Seminar
^*DMS 2133 OB/GYN Sonography II
^*DMS 2148 Sonography Clinical Practice IV

Medical Terminology 3 hours
ALDH 1323 Medical Terminology

Physics 3 hours
+PHYS 1013 Applied Medical Physics

Total Credit Hours: 71
*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).
^Course must be completed with a “C” or above
+ Prerequisite to Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.

General education requirements can be found at: www.tulsacc.edu/gened.

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