Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound): (A) General Ultrasound: Abdomen, Obstetrics & Gynecology (554.6)

Students selecting the General Ultrasound field of study (A) will perform examinations on the abdominal organs, the thyroid gland, as well as other structures. Ultrasound studies in obstetrics and gynecology are included under the General Ultrasound field of study. Students selecting the General Ultrasound field of study will be eligible to sit for both the Abdominal and Obstetrics/Gynecology specialty boards. General sonographers work in hospital radiology departments, doctor's offices and clinics or mobile services. The objective of the General Ultrasound field of study (A) is to prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.

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Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 76

Program Pre-Requisite Courses

Course #

Course Name

Credits

ALH-140  
BIO-123
Medical Terminology or
Medical Biology & Terminology

3
3

BIO-161Anatomy & Physiology 1

4

ENG-101English Composition 1

3

MAT-108
PHY-100
Intermediate Algebra or
Basic Physics  

4
4

 

Total Credits

14

First Semester

 

BIO-162

Anatomy & Physiology 2

4

DMS-102

Introduction to Clinical Experience: 
Patient Care & Ethical/Legal Issues

2

DMS-105

Cross-sectional Anatomy for Ultrasonography

3

ENG-102English Composition 1

3

MAT-108
PHY-100

Intermediate Algebraor
Basic Physics

4
4

 

Total Credits

16

Second Semester

DMS-103

Abdominal Obstetrical & Gynecological Ultrasound       

4

DMS-113

Ultrasound Clinical 1/Abdomen/GYN

2

PHY-127

Physics for Health Science/Ultrasonography

3

PSY-101

Introduction to Psychology

3

 

 Total Credits

12

Summer

DMS-115

Ultrasound Clinical 2/Abdomen-OB/GYN  

4

 

Total Credits

4

Third Semester

   

DMS-203

Advanced Abdomen & Small Parts Ultrasound

5

DMS-210

Ultrasound Instrumentation & Quality Control

3

DMS-223

Ultrasound Clinical 3/Abdomen-OB/GYN

6

 

 Total Credits

14

Fourth Semester

DMS-225

Ultrasound Clinical 4/Abdomen-OB/GYN  

6

DMS-227

Advanced OB/GYN Ultrasound

3

DMS-228

Doppler Vascular Sonography

4

 

Humanities Elective

3

 

Total Credits

16

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