CURRICULAR GUIDE

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0790  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2001)

Program prepares an individual to use ultrasonic equipment.  The sonographer
produces images to demonstrate body parts and assist the physician in the
diagnosis of medical abnormalities using equipment with a high frequency sound
wave (much like sonar).  Graduates of the program will be eligible for
examination by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

This is a selective admission program.  In order to be considered as a
candidate for this program, students must meet basic admission requirements
beyond those required for admission to the college.  Many of the courses for
this program are open only to students officially admitted to the Diagnostic
Medical Sonography Program.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics. 
For information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page

The admission and/or graduation requirements for this program may change each
academic year.  The program requirements below apply only to those students
who have been admitted to the program for the 1999/2000 academic year.  For
the most recent and complete information, interested students should contact
the Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 232, telephone
number (517) 483-1254.

For current information about admission requirements, students must contact
the Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 232, telephone
number (517) 483-1254.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 53 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
IDMS 200    Sonographic Introduction                                         2
IDMS 201    General Sonography I: Abdomen                                    4
IDMS 202    OB/GYN Sonography I                                              4
IDMS 234    Sonographic Physics                                              2
IDMS 245    Sonographic Instrumentation                                      3
IDMS 265    General Sonography II                                            4
IDMS 266    OB/GYN Sonography II                                             3
IDMS 280    Clinical Experience I                                            5
IDMS 281    Clinical Experience II                                           7
IDMS 282    Clinical Experience III                                         12
IDMS 283    Clinical Experience IV                                           7

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 12 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                            12 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See page 22 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement)
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   65

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who have transferred in courses
from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact an
academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III               IV
IDMS 200          IDMS 234          IDMS 282          IDMS 245
IDMS 201          IDMS 265                            IDMS 283
IDMS 202          IDMS 266                            Lim.Ch.
IDMS 280          IDMS 281                            Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.