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Diagnostic Medical Sonography
The four-semester Diagnostic Medical Sonography program begins each fall semester and leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree.
A diagnostic medical sonographer’s responsibilities may include
- Taking a patient history
- Preparing and maintaining the diagnostic equipment
- Generating images through the use of sonographic equipment
- Determining if the ultrasound procedure has captured all the necessary images and if the quality is adequate for diagnosis
- Analyzing technical information
- Communicating with and providing a report to the interpreting physician who makes a diagnosis based on the images
The Galveston College Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is designed to provide a quality and comprehensive education, through didactic, laboratory and clinical experiences that prepare students for entry-level positions and to become multicredentialed sonographers.
Students attend classroom sessions and get practical experience in the ultrasound scanning lab and through clinical rotations in area hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Clinical rotations are work-based learning experiences, where students practice what they have learned in a real-life setting under the supervision of a professional.
Associate of Applied Science
|BIOL||2401||Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
First Year - First Semester (Fall)
|DMSO||1210||Intro to Sonography||2|
|DMSO||1302||Basic Ultrasound Physics||3|
|DMSO||1351||Sonographic Sectional Anatomy||3|
First Year - Second Semester (Spring)
|DMSO||1342||Intermediate Ultrasound Physics||3|
|ENGL 1301||1301||Composition I||10|
First Year - Third Semester (Summer I)
Second Year - First Semester (Fall)
|2342||Sonography High Risk Obstetrics||2|
|DSVT||1300||Principles of Vascular Technology||3|
Second Year - Second Semester (Spring)
|DMSO||2345||Advanced Sonography Practice||3|
|DMSO||2230||Advanced Ultrasound Review *||2|
|Language, Philosophy and Culture Elective OR Creative Arts Elective||11|
Total Semester Credit Hours in Program
Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 65
- Identifies Capstone course
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abdomen and Small Parts
Diagnostic medical sonographers on the Texas Gulf Coast earn a median salary of $84,942 per year.