DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY
Angelina College Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park St., Clearwater, FL, 33756 (phone: 727-210-2350, web www.caahep.org)
Download a Diagnostic Medical Sonography Brochure
The Sonography Program has adopted the following Technical Standards. Students must be able to meet these Technical Standards in order to participate and potentially be successful in the Sonography Program.
The college offers a cooperative program with area hospitals that is designed to provide understanding, proficiency, and skill in diagnostic medical sonography. Upon completion of the program, the successful student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree and meets the requirements set by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) to apply for their licensure examination.
The program curriculum provides a balance of didactic and technical courses which affords each student individual opportunities for educational development and clinical competence. The student must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all sonography courses or be dropped from the program.
Program admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is offered only in even years.
2. Must be Texas Success Initiative (TSI) complete.
3. Submit passing TSI scores or proof of exemption in the Sonography Program Application Packet.
4. Attend a sonography information session to obtain a program application and/or information.
5. Program application must be submitted, completed physical health form, receive appropriate immunizations as mandated by the Texas Department of State Health Services for health care workers, and provide proof of current 2 year American Heart Association CPR card no later than June 15th each accepting year for August consideration. All requested information must be received by the program in order for the application to be complete. The hepatitis B series (3 shots in 6 months) must be completed by the first clinical day of the first semester.
6. Official college transcripts must be submitted in the Application Packet. College transfer students must submit official transcripts from all colleges attended.
7. Complete all prerequisite courses prior to designated date:
DMSO 1210 - Introduction to Sonography
Prerequisite courses may be taken only twice for selection consideration. If a prerequisite course is taken more than twice, only the second grade will be calculated in the cumulative GPA for prerequisite courses.
8. Acceptance into the diagnostic medical sonography program is limited. Applicants will be ranked and selected based on the following criteria:
a. Completion of ALL requirements by published deadlines.
b. Cumulative GPA in BIOL 2404, ENGL 1301, PSYC 2301, MATH 1314; DMSO 1210. Applicants will be ranked according to the cumulative GPA of the prerequisite courses following the completion of the second Summer semester. Twenty (20) applicants with the highest GPA in the prerequisite courses will be scheduled for a personal interview.
c. Program admission is based upon a point value system listed below. The DMS Program currently accepts 8 to 10 students per year based upon the availability of appropriate clinical agencies to support the program’s clinical education.
9. Applicants will be notified on “conditional” acceptance decisions by the end of the second summer session, by posting of the decision on the Health Careers website.
10. Upon “conditional” acceptance to the program, a random drug screen and background check will be done at the student’s expense (approximately $80.00).
11. The drug screen and background check must be successful/negative to receive “full” acceptance into the Sonography program.
Admission Point Value System
After all admission criteria have been satisfied, students will be top-ranked based on the GPA of the six prerequisites. The top 20 students will be interviewed. Eight to ten students will be selected according to a point value system. Download a copy of the admission point value system here.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Mission and Philosophy
To seek new community partnerships for clinical practice as needs are identified according to student growth and the addition of advanced modality certificate programs.
To provide students with both academic and clinical instruction in the field Diagnostic Medical Sonography in order to meet the employment needs of the graduate and of the medical communities.
To foster and promote a life-long desire for learning and professional growth in each student.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, the graduate should possess the knowledge and skills to implement safe, competent, entry level skills in sonography. The graduate will accomplish this by the following:
a. Demonstrate entry level competency for employment in the profession.
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