Maine College of Health Professions
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Advanced Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The Advance Certificate Program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography will provide a pathway of professional growth for radiographers, radiation therapists, or nuclear medicine technologists to advance their studies in medical imaging. The program will provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities in sonography for graduates to work as sonographers and function as vital members of the healthcare team.

This program is designed for individuals who have already earned degrees, and may be working as, radiologic technologist, radiation therapists, or nuclear medicine technologists. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have obtained the didactic and clinical prerequisites required to apply to take the physics, abdomen, and obstetrical & gynecological exams through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). 

Please see below for a complete curriculum. For more information regarding the application requirements, please click here.

MCHP Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competency in performing sonography procedures.

  • Execute effective communication in the medical imaging department to provide quality patient care.

  • Demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills to evaluate and address a variety of situations in sonography.

  • Devise a plan for professional development and growth.

  • Achieve national certification in sonography.

  • Become employed in sonography within six months of graduation.

    Diagnostic Medical Sonography Curriculum

    Semester 1

    Course Level

    Courses

    Credits

    DMS 200

    Introduction to Sonography

    3

    DMS 210

    Sonography of the Abdomen

    4

    DMS 220

    Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography I

    3

    DMS 230

    Sonography Lab I (180 hours)

    3



    Total Credits: 13

    Semester 2

    Course Level

    Courses

    Credits

    DMS 240

    Sonography Physics & Instrumentation

    3

    DMS 250

    Sonography of Superficial Structures & Other Procedures

    3

    DMS 260

    Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography II

    3

    DMS 270

    Sonography Lab II (120 hours)

    2

    DMS 280

    Sonography Clinical Practicum I (240 hours)

    4



    Total Credits: 15

    Semester 3

    Course Level

    Courses

    Credits

    DMS 290

    Sonography Clinical Practicum II (480 hours)

    8



    Total Credits: 8

    Semester 4

    Course Level

    Courses

    Credits

    DMS 300

    Sonography Seminar & Review

    3

    DMS 310

    Sonography Clinical Practicum III (360 hours)

    6



    Total Credits: 9

    Total:

    45 Credits