Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography (DCS) Certificate Academic Plan

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Traditional Academic Plan – Plan onset with Class of 2022                                                                            

A two semester academic plan of study for those with prior RVT credentials through the ARDMS.   

  • 10 Credits
  • 2 Semesters

Prior to fall semester (if needed)

Course Number Course Title Credits

*DMS 350 needed if ARDMS SPI exam is not taken within past 5 years and will be taken prior to the Fall semester

*DMS 350 Physics Synthesis 1
TOTAL 0-1

Year 1//Fall Semester

Course Number Course Title Credits
DCS 100 Introduction to Adult Echo Evaluation 1
DCS 330 Adult Echocardiography I 3
DCS 335 Echo Clinical I 1
TOTAL 5 credits

Year 1//Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Credits
DCS 430 Adult Echocardiography II 4
DCS 435 Echo Clinical II 1
TOTAL 5 credits

Program credits: 10 total credits (11 credits if student must take DMS 350)

Credit Hour Ratio:
1 credit theory = 15 hours
1 credit lab = 45 hours
1 credit clinical = 200 hours

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