Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Curriculum

Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Curriculum

 

 Course Number  Fall Semester  Sem. Hrs.
 RDT 262  Cross Sectional Anatomy  3
 DMS 250  Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation 1  2
 DCS 256  Cardiac Sonography 1  4
 DCS 257  Cardiac Sonography Practicum 1  6
   Semester Total  15
   Spring Semester  
 DMS 284  Advanced Physics & Instrumentation 2  2
 DCS 266  Cardiac Sonography 2  4
 DCS 267  Cardiac Practicum 2  6
   Semester Total  12
   Summer Semester  
 DCS 276  Cardiac Sonography 3  4
 DCS 277  Cardiac Sonography  Summer Practicum  4.5
   Semester Total  8.5
  Fall Semester  
DCS 286 Cardiac Sonography 4 4
DCS 278 Cardiac Imaging Interpretation & Critique 2 2
DCS 287 Cardiac Sonography Practicum 3 6
  Semester Total 12
  Total Program Requirement 47.5

 

 Course Number  Spring Semester  Sem. Hrs.
 RDT 262  Cross Sectional Anatomy  3
 DMS 250  Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation 1  2
 DCS 256  Cardiac Sonography 1  4
 DCS 257  Cardiac Sonography Practicum 1  6
   Semester Total  15
  Summer Semester  
DCS 276 Cardiac Sonography 2 4
DCS 277 Cardiac Sonography  Summer Practicum 4.5
  Semester Total 8.5
  Fall Semester  
 DMS 284  Advanced Physics & Instrumentation 2  2
 DCS 276  Cardiac Sonography 3  4
 DCS 267  Cardiac Sonography Practicum 2  6
   Semester Total  12
  Spring Semester  
DCS 286 Cardiac Sonography 4 4
DCS 278 Cardiac Imaging Interpretation & Critique 2 2
DCS 287 Cardiac Sonography Practicum 3 6
  Semester Total 12
  Total Program Requirement 47.5

 

NOTE: Students enrolled in the Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography program must complete all DMC, DMS and RDT courses with a grade of “C” or better in order to be eligible to register for subsequent courses. In order to graduate, students must complete all required courses with a grade of “C” or better.

 

As a student accepted into the Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography program at Carl Sandburg College you are required to complete the following prior to the start of your program. If this information is not on file you will be unable to begin the clinical portion of your program.

  • CPR certification The only cards that are acceptable are American Heart Association Healthcare Provider or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer. The same card must be valid for the entire length of the program. Cards that expire before the program is complete will not be accepted. You may register for a CPR course when registering for your program courses. Cards will be collected on first day of class.
  • Physical Examination (Depending upon your clinical assignment, this may include a 10-panel drug screening)
  • Criminal Background Check