• Diagnostic Medical Sonography

    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Associate of Science
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      Bachelor's of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

      Beckley

      Course Outline

      Diagnostic Medical Sonography

      With its combination of high technology and hands-on work with patients, as well as excellent employment and salary prospects and a wide range of specialties, diagnostic medical sonography can provide a rewarding health sciences career. A bachelor’s degree in DMS from University of Charleston makes you eligible to apply to the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers for examinations in physics, abdomen, obstetrics/gynecology, vascular, and echocardiography.

      Sonographers can specialize in obstetrics/gynecology, abdominal, vascular, and/or cardiac Sonography.

      After completion of the Associate's level requirements; students may apply for his/her Associate of Science Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.  Courses for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography will be delivered through hybrid learning, hands on lab instruction, and clinical application in the hospital/clinic setting.  Thus allowing the student pursuing his/her bachelor’s degree to obtain employment in the field while completing their degree.  (*Note: Employment hours may not be counted towards educational clinical hours.)

      UC-Beckley DMS Program Offers

      • A Bachelor of Science degree which includes Abdomen, OB/Gyn, Vascular, and Adult Cardiac concentrations in one degree.
      • Full accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).
      • Students complete 5 clinical rotations and a minimum of 1,700 clinical hours in the hospital/clinic setting.
      • Students complete 1,000+ hours in the labs on the UC Beckley campus with faculty who are registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
      • Graduates of the Bachelor’s Degree are eligible to sit for the national registry in abdomen, ob/gyn, vascular and/or adult cardiac upon graduation.

      Accreditation

      The Bachelors of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) in the following concentrations: General, Cardiac, and Vascular.

      Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

      Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
      25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
      Clearwater, FL 33763
      727-210-2350
      www.caahep.org

       

      Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

      Beckley

      Course Outline

      With its combination of high technology and hands-on work with patients, as well as excellent employment and salary prospects and a wide range of specialties, diagnostic medical sonography can provide a rewarding health sciences career. An associate’s degree in DMS from University of Charleston makes you eligible to apply to the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers for examinations in physics, abdomen, and obstetrics/gynecology.

      The Associate of Science Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography includes one semester of prerequisite courses, one semester of introductory DMS courses, and once fully accepted into the program; four semesters of didactic, lab, and clinical experiences in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

      The curriculum for the Associate’s degree is developed in a way that allows the graduate to continue on for his/her bachelor’s degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography or begin work in general sonography upon graduation.

      UC-Beckley DMS Program Offers

      • An Associate of Science degree which includes Abdomen and OB/Gyn concentrations.
      • Full accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).
      • Students complete 3 clinical rotations and a minimum of 1,000 clinical hours in the hospital/clinic setting.
      • Students complete 700+ hours in the labs on the UC Beckley campus with faculty who are registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
      • Graduates of the Associate’s Degree are eligible to sit for the national registry in abdomen, ob/gyn upon graduation.

      Accreditation

      The Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) in the following concentrations: General, Cardiac, and Vascular.

      Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

      Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
      25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
      Clearwater, FL 33763
      727-210-2350
      www.caahep.org