Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography (DCS) Certificate Academic Plan

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A two semester academic plan of study for those with prior Registered Vascular Technologist credentials through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).   

Plan onset with the class of 2020.

  • 10 Credits
  • 2 Semesters

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
DMS 350* Physics Synthesis 1

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

DCS 430 Adult Echocardiography II 3
DCS 435 Echo Clinical II 2
TOTAL 5 credits

Program credits: 10 total credits

Credit hour ratio: 1 credit theory=15 hours
                                        1 credit lab=45 hours
                                        1 credit clinical=150 hours

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