DMS Application Packet
Complete Application Deadline: June 23, 2017
Curriculum Advisor: Sylvia Judge (Sylvia.Judge@scc.spokane.edu)
Diagnostic medical sonography technology is an allied health profession in which practitioners perform
diagnostic and monitoring procedures using sound waves. The sonographer performs examinations at the
request or direction of a physician. Through subjective sampling and/or recording, the sonographer proceeds
with the examination to create an easily definable foundation of data from which a correct anatomic and
physiologic diagnosis may be established for each patient.
Admission / Retention Requirements
- Active email account required
- Appropriate ASSET or COMPASS scores are required
- A 2.5 grade in each prerequisite course is required and course completion should be no older than 5 years
- Admission to the DMS program is competitive and based on panel interview, pre-requisite course GPA, additional math, science, and healthcare related coursework, quality of reference letters, and completion of 40 hours volunteerism in healthcare and ultrasound.
- A 2.0 (79%) is required in every program course to proceed to the next quarter
- National Background check is conducted 1st and 4th quarters of program
- Immunizations, current healthcare provider CPR, and 7 hour blood borne pathogen training are required prior to clinical internship in the 4th quarter
- Selective clinical sites require a ten-panel drug screen within 30 days of clinical internship
- Return to the program is based on “space available” and requires remedial work to demonstrate knowledge base appropriate with program re-entry point.
- After re-entry, students may only repeat a class one time. Repeat of courses must be completed with two years.
- Computer skills are recommended
- Some students find completion of CHEM 120 Organic and Biochemistry for Health Sciences, and CHEM 121 helpful to learning in the program
- Additional healthcare related courses such as HED 109, 129, or nursing assistant coursework.