Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a 62 credit-hour program designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills, values, and competencies for a career in diagnostic ultrasound. The curriculum is based on requirements of the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). Graduates will receive an Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and will be eligible to take the ARDMS certification examination in Obstetrics/Gynecology, Abdomen, and Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation. A selective admissions process is used to select candidates for enrollment in the program.

The DMS program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS). For information about CAAHEP accreditation, please visit the CAAHEP website at www.caahep.org or at 9355 113th Street N. #7709, Seminole, FL 33775-7709 727-210-2350.

The goal of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is to prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.


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Application Process

The application for admission to the Sonography Program is available on the BRCC website once a year, ONLY during the fall semester. A selective admissions process is used to select candidates for enrollment in the program. Students admitted to sonography will receive additional instructions regarding program requirements that include but are not limited to: submission of personal health history, a physical examination, a TB skin test, various immunizations/vaccinations, a urine drug screen, and CPR certification. A positive urine drug screen or any attempt to tamper with a specimen may disqualify an applicant and/or result in dismissal from the Sonography program. Costs for all requirements are incurred by the student.

THE SONOGRAPHY APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE ONLY IN THE FALL SEMESTER OF EACH YEAR.

Admission Criteria

The following courses are prerequisites for admission to the Sonography program. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all of prerequisite courses listed.

Prerequisite Courses Credit Hours:
ENGL 1013  English Composition
MATH 1113/1213 College Algebra
BIOL 2214 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2224 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
PHYS 1013 Concepts in Physics
PSYC 2013 Introduction to Psychology
HLSC 1103 Medical Terminology
PHIL 2253 Biomedical Ethics
SONO 1011 Foundation of Sonography
Humanities Elective - Any SACS accepted Gen-Ed. Humanities Courses

 Notes about Prerequisites:

1. Students who have not completed SONO 1011 (Foundations of Sonography)  AND who have completed all other prerequisites MAY APPLY IN FALL 2021. This applies ONLY to fall 2021 application period.                              

If you are selected to the Sonography program without completion of SONO 1011, you will schedule the class in January 2022. If you have scheduled SONO 1011 in fall semester, please DO NOT DROP the class. The scan skills obtained will help you significantly. If you have questions contact Michael Beauford, Sonography Program Manager. Call (225) 216-8046 or email beaufordm@mybrcc.edu.  During Covid-19, I may not be in the office to receive your call. Leave a message and I will call ASAP.


2. Course numbers for Human A&P I&II have changed. Lecture and lab are now scheduled separately. BIOL 2214 is now BIOL 2213 (lecture) and BIOL 2211 (lab). BIOL 2224 is now BIOL 2223 (lecture) and BIOL 2221 (lab). You must complete lecture and lab (4 credits). Prerequisite for A&P I is completion of BIOL 1033 (lecture) - BIOL 1031 (lab) is now optional. If your ACT exam scores are less than 5 years old AND the Composite or Super Composite score is 22 or higher or if you already have a 2 year or 4 year degree or hold an LPN license you are not required to complete BIOL 1033 or 1031. This is a STEM Division requirement.

In addition, to be eligible for entry into the Sonography program, students must:

Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher in the Sonography prerequisites.
Achieve a composite score of 65 or better on the sonography admission exam.
It is important to note that admission to the Sonography program is competitive. Meeting the minimum requirements listed here does not guarantee admission.

Criminal Background Check

Applicants to the Sonography program must submit to a criminal background check and 10 panel drug screen, with all costs borne by the student. Applicants who have been charged with, pled guilty or nolo contendere to, been convicted of, or committed a criminal offense that involves a crime of violence or distribution of drugs may be denied the right to take national certification exams offered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). Contact the Sonography Program Manager at beaufordm@mybrcc.edu.  

 (ARDMS).

For the academic year of 2019 -20, ten students were admitted. Ten students graduated (100%), eight of ten graduates passed ARDMS registry examination (80%) and seven of ten graduates are employed as of fall 2021 (70%).

For the academic year of 2018 -19, ten students were admitted. Ten students graduated (100%), nine of ten graduates passed ARDMS registry examination (90%) and nine of ten graduates are employed as of Spring 2020 (90%).

For the academic year of 2017-18 ten students were admitted. Ten students graduated (100%), nine of ten graduates passed ARDMS registry examination (90%) and eight of ten graduates are employed as Fall 2018 (80%).

For the academic year of 2016-17 twelve students were admitted. Twelve students graduated (100%), nine of twelve graduates passed ARDMS registry examination (75%) and ten of twelve graduates are employed as of Fall 2017 (83%).

For the academic year of 2015-16 ten students were admitted. Nine students graduated (90%), seven of nine graduates passed ARDMS registry examination (80%) and seven of nine graduates are employed as of Fall 2016 (80%).

For the academic year 2014-15 ten students were admitted. Ten students graduated (100%), ten graduates passed ARDMS registry examination (100%) and ten students are employed as of Fall 2015 (100%).

 

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