The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is a comprehensive course of study that combines theory and clinical practice. The curriculum is designed to provide qualified individuals an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills. They will become competent practitioners as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. It is not currently mandatory that graduates take any licensing or credentialing examination upon successful program completion (except for New Mexico and Oregon). However, many employers prefer or require that DMS graduates be credentialed by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), Cardiovascular Credentialing (CCI) or The America Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Depending upon the graduate’s prior education, he or she may be eligible to sit for EITHER the CCI examination OR the ARDMS examination upon graduation, as prerequisites for these examinations are currently written. Students may review individual eligibility requirements by visiting the websites: http://www.cci-online.org/ or http://www.ardms.org/
This is the category that all DMS core courses will live in.