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DMS Curriculum & Costs

For the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Tacoma Community College

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Curriculum

Associate of Applied Sciences Degree

Requirements
Degree Program
Career Options

Complete prerequisites and apply to the DMS program

Before applying to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, be sure to complete all program prerequisites.

Application available on TCC Student Portal April 1 - July 1. Apply by 5 p.m. July 1. 

Learn more about the application process

Program Curriculum

Students complete the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program over seven consecutive quarters. Please note that this degree requires students to complete a clinical seminar during summer quarter. This program is 109 - 119 credits.

First Quarter (Fall)

Course Name Course Number Credits
Sonography Lab I DMS 101 2
Ultrasound Cross Sectional Anatomy with Lab DMS 105 5
Pathophysiology I DMS 110 3
Abdominal Sonography DMS 120 3
Physics & Instrumentation I DMS 130 3
Orientation to Diagnostic Medical Sonography DMS 175 2
  Total Credits: 18

Second Quarter (Winter)

Course Name Course Number Credits
Sonography Lab II DMS 102 3
Pathophysiology II DMS 111 3
Small Parts and Superficial Structures DMS 121 3
Gynecologic Sonography DMS 122 3
Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation II DMS 131 3
  Total Credits: 15

Third Quarter (Spring)

Course Name Course Number Credits
Sonography Lab III DMS 103 2
Obstetrical Sonography & Pathophysiology DMS 123 5
Advanced Sonography DMS 125 2
Patient Care/Scope of Practice DMS 140 2
Introduction to Clinical DMS 150 2
  Total Credits: 13

Fourth Quarter (Summer)

Course Name Course Number Credits
Ultrasound Clinical I DMS 151 13
Clinical Seminar I DMS 160 2
  Total Credits: 15
     
     
     

Fifth Quarter (Fall)

Course Name Course Number Credits
Ultrasound Clinical II DMS 250 13
Ultrasound Seminar and Critique II DMS 260 2
Independent Study DMS 299 3-13
  Total Credits: 18 - 28

Sixth Quarter (Winter)

Course Name Course Number Credits
Ultrasound Clinical III DMS 251 13
Ultrasound Seminar and Critique III DMS 261 2
  Total Credits: 15

Seventh Quarter (Spring)

Course Name Course Number Credits
Ultrasound Clinical IV DMS 252 13
Sonography Registry Review DMS 270 2
  Total Credits: 15

Total Program Credits ................................. .............109-119

Explore careers

Program graduates are prepared to do general sonography. With additional training, graduates can
perform cardiac sonography, vascular technology, and other sub-specialties.

Explore careers for this area of study. 

Estimated Program Cost*

Quarter 1 Fall

18 credits

$1,605.48

Quarter 2 Winter

15 credits

$1,445.70

Quarter 3 - Spring

13 credits

$1,339.18

Quarter 4 Summer

15 credits

$1,1445.70

Quarter 5 Fall

18-28 credits

$1,605.48 +

Quarter 6 Winter

15 credits

$1,445.70

Quarter 7 Spring

15 credits

$1,445.70

TOTAL

109-119 credits

$10,332.94+

*Tuition and fee estimates are based on resident rates (2018-2019 academic year) and are subject to change by the Washington State legislature.

Miscellaneous Costs:


Background Check (Verified Credentials)

$82.50

Washington State Patrol Background Check (WATCH)

$33

Drug Testing

$26

Books

$500

Lab jacket

Variable

Immunizations

$250+

Medical Insurance

Variable

 SPI  ARDMS exam

 $250

 Clinical Placements Northwest (CPNW)

 $75

 Trajecsys System

 $100