Program Director/Program Coordinator
|Name||Jaime Retiz, RDMS, RVT|
|Title||Diagnostic Medical Sonography|
|Admin Support||Elizabeth IIes Ext. 490|
Student Success Coach/Advisor
Would you like to be a part of the fastest growing healthcare careers in Texas?
To be considered for the program, you must complete both the Program Application and the Galveston College Admissions Application.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
The five-semester Diagnostic Medical Sonography program begins each fall semester and leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Galveston College is a good fit if you have strong organizational and multitasking skills and want a medical career with high patient contact. A diagnostic medical sonographer is a highly-skilled professional who uses specialized equipment to create images of structures inside the human body that are used by physicians to make a medical diagnosis.
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|
|DMSO||2353||Sonography Superficial Structures||3|
First Year - Third Semester (Summer I)
Second Year - First Semester (Fall)
|1300||Principles of Vascular Tech||3|
|DMSO||2243||Advanced Ultrasound Physics||2|
Second Year - Second Semester (Spring)
|DMSO||2130||Advanced Ultrasound Review *||1|
|and||Language, Philosophy and Culture Elective OR Creative Arts Elective||3|
Total Semester Credit Hours in Program
Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 65
- Identifies Capstone course
Sonography Program Student Outcomes
- Retention Rate – 100 %
- Job Placement – Program in inaugural cohort, no rate to report.
- Credential Success Rate – program in inaugural cohort, no rate to report.
Abdomen and Small Parts
Obstetrics and Gynecology
The outlook for employment as a diagnostic medical sonographer is very good, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. It predicts that employment will grow 47% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Entry level sonographer salary approximately $55,000 per year.