Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound): (C) Vascular (554.6)

Students selecting the Vascular Ultrasound field of study (C) will perform examinations of the peripheral and cerebral vascular systems, using Doppler technique and conventional ultrasound imaging. Students selecting the Vascular Ultrasound field of study will be eligible to sit for the vascular specialty boards. Vascular sonographers may work in hospital dedicated vascular departments, general or cardiac ultrasound departments, doctors' offices, clinics or mobile services.

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Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 74

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

BIO-162Anatomy & Physiology 2

4

ENG-101English Composition 1

3

MAT-108

Intermediate Algebra

4

PHY-100

Basic Physics  

4

 

Total Credits

22

First Semester

DMS-102

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

2

DMS-105

Cross-sectional Anatomy for Ultrasonography      

4

ENG-102

English Composition 2

3

 

Humanities Elective

3

       

 Total Credits

12

Second Semester

DMS-125

Vasular Ultrasound

4

DMS-135

Ultrasound Clinical 1/Vascular Ultrasound

2

PHY-127

Physics for Health Science/Ultrasonography

3

PSY-101

Introduction to Psychology

3

       

Total Credits

12

Summer

DMS-137 

Ultrasound Clinical 2/Vascular Ultrasound

4

       

Total Credits

4

Third Semester

DMS-207

Advanced Vascular Ultrasound

5

DMS-210

Ultrasound Instrumentation & Quality Control 

3

DMS-235

Ultrasound Clinical 3/Vascular

6

       

Total Credits

14

Fourth Semester

DMS-237

Ultrasound Clinical 4/Vascular

6

DMS-239

Abdominal/OB-GYN/Cardiac Ultrasound

4

 

Recommended Elective(s)1

 

 

Total Credits

10

1 Recommended Elective(s)       

 

DMS-245

Cardiovascular Phlebotomy

1

DMS-246

Cardiovascular EKG

1

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