Curriculum - Certificate Option Diagnostic Medical Sonography

A student must earn a minimum of 82 credit hours to earn the certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography at Allen College.

  • General Education Courses: 19 credit hours
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography courses: 66 credit hours

General Education Requirements:

A minimum of 19 credit hours in required general education coursework must be completed prior to enrollment at Allen College. Students attend a regionally accredited institution of their choice to complete the general education courses.

  • Humanities: (6 credits)
    • Intermediate Written Communication (3 credit hours)
    • Oral Communication (3 credit hours)
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics: (12-15 credit hours)
    • Anatomy & Physiology with Lab (6-8 credit hours)
    • General Physics (3-4 credit hours)
    • College-level Algebra or higher (3-4 credit hours)
  • Additional Requirements
    • Medical Terminology (1 credit hour)

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate Curriculum:

A minimum of 66 credit hours in required diagnostic medical sonography coursework must be completed at Allen College.


  • DMS:202 Introductory Physics (3 credit hours)
  • DMS:203 Abdominal Sonography I (4 credit hours)
  • DMS:207 Ultrasound Imaging I (2 credit hours)
  • DMS:208 Vascular I (3 credit hours)
  • DMS:304 OB/GYN 1 (4 credit hours)


  • DMS:300 Methods of Patient Care (2 credit hours)
  • DMS:301 Advanced Physics (2 credit hours)
  • DMS:303 Abdominal Sonography II (3 credit hours)
  • DMS:305 OB/GYN Sonography II (3 credit hours)
  • DMS:306 Special Studies- Sonography (3 credit hours)


  • DMS:407 Clinical Practicum I (10 credit hours)


  • DMS:408 Clinical Practicum II (12 credit hours)


  • DMS:409 Clinical Practicum III (10 credit hours)