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Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) Curriculum

Program Description
 
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program prepares individuals meeting certain qualifications to work with medical practitioners in the management, control and care of patients referred for ultrasound studies.  The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway 19 N., Auite 158, Clearwater, FL, 33763, Phone 727-210-2350, upon recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
 
Clinical education is performed in local clinics/hospitals and is offered concurrently with the didactic courses. On completion of the 24-month program, students will be eligible to apply to sit for the exams of the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
 
Applicants should access admission information online at www.broward.edu/healthsciences, or call 954-201-2892.  Applicants may call the Program Manager at 954-201-2089 for all specific program admissions related questions. 
 
All didactic courses are taught in Building 41, Broward College, North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Boulevard, Coconut Creek Florida.   Clinical affiliation sites are located throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties .
 
In order to qualify for admissions to the Associate in Science (AS) degree program. applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Applicants must fulfill the general requirements for admission to Health Science Programs
  • Applicants who are first-time BC students must complete an application to the College, in addition to completion of a Health Science Limited Access Application. To apply for Admission to the College, go to the College home page and click on “Future Student” then go to “Admissions”.  The Health Science Limited Access application is available to download on the program’s website.
  • Applicants must submit an official and original document that indicates completion of a minimum of a two year course of study in a health science field that is patient-care related, and which leads to Registry, Certification or Licensure or for completion of an AS, AA, BA or BS degree.
  • For all applicants, a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) is required.  The GPA used will be attained from documentation submitted from a prior two year health science education, bachelor’s degree or higher education. The GPA should appear on submitted documentation.
  • Admission of an applicant is based the point system seen below. (Note:  point preference is given to Radiologic Technologists)
     
Point System for Admission into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs
Points Prior Education
25 Points Graduate of a Radiologic Technologist  or Sonography program (Applicant must provide transcript indicating  program completion)
20 Points Physician’s (Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) trained outside of the US.  (Applicant must provide transcript indicating  program completion)
20 Points Graduate of a 2 year (A.S. or A.A.S.) Health Science Program that leads to registry/licensure.  (Applicant must provide transcript indicating  program completion)
15 Points

Graduate of a Bachelor’s Degree program

  • It is highly recommended that students complete the following It is highly recommended that students complete the following course.  Students who complete this course will be awarded an additional 1 Point.
    • HSC 1531 - Medical Terminology or equivalent  
10 Points

Graduate of an Associate’s Degree program

  • It is highly recommended that students complete the following It is highly recommended that students complete the following course.  Students who complete this course will be awarded an additional 1 Point
    • HSC 1531 - Medical Terminology or equivalent            
5 Points
Applicants who have all of the following courses completed with a grade of C or above. GPA will be calculated on overall GPA. 
 

 PHY1001  Applied Physics or Radiographic Physics  3 cr

 MAC 1105 College Algebra 3 cr

 ENC 1101 Composition I 3 cr
Speech SPC 1608 Public Speaking or SPC 1024 Intro to Speech Communications 3 cr  
 BSC 2085  Anatomy and Physiology I  3 cr
 BSC 2085L Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1 cr
  • It is highly recommended that students complete the following It is highly recommended that students complete the following course.  Students who complete this course will be awarded an additional 1 Point.
    • HSC 1531 - Medical Terminology or equivalent.
 
 
DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY TECHNOLOGY (ULTRASOUND) PROGRAM SHEET
TO SEE HOW THE COURSE PROGRESSES FROM TERM TO TERM CLICK HERE
 

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