Feb 09, 2023  
2019-2020 Online Catalog 
2019-2020 Online Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Diagnostic Medical Sonography, A.S.

Program Description

JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools

By virtue of an agreement between Union County College and JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools, Plainfield, NJ, Union County College confers a degree of Associate in Science upon graduates of the Hospital-Sponsored school who have fulfilled the requirements for the degree specified by Union County College.

Students in the program earn college credits in English, mathematics, biology, physics, social sciences and humanities electives in classes and laboratories conducted at Union County College. Diagnostic Medical Sonography courses are the primary responsibility of the program. Students must apply to Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools for admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. Candidates must be high school graduates and must have had high school biology and algebra.

Prior to enrolling in this program, you must apply to the JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools for acceptance.

Students do not need to complete the general education courses in order to apply to the Sonography program.

Admission Into The Program is Competitive.

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) with the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) accredits JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (Program Number 110144).

Students are enrolled in the Schools of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and are matriculated by Union County College. They are eligible to participate in all student activates at Union County College and have the same rights and privileges as all other college students.

Students interested in the program should contact the JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools at (908) 668-2400 or (908) 668-2844. For additional information, please visit school website at http://www.jfkmuhlenbergschools.org.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program will be able to:

  • Obtain, review, and integrate pertinent patient history and supporting clinical data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results;
  • Perform appropriate procedures and record anatomic, pathologic, and/or physiologic data for interpretation by a physician;
  • Record, analyze, and process diagnostic data and other pertinent observations made during the procedure for presentation to the interpreting physician;
  • Exercise discretion and judgment in the performance of sonographic and/or other diagnostic services;
  • Demonstrate appropriate communication skills with patients and colleagues;
  • Act in a professional and ethical manner;
  • Provide patient education related to medical ultrasound and/or other diagnostic techniques, and promote principles of good health.

After Union County College and JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools

Upon completion graduates are eligible to sit for the credentialing examinations of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).

Graduates will also be prepared to advance to a Bachelor’s Degree and will be counseled on an individual basis regarding this intention.

Recommended Sequence

24-Month Full-time Curriculum

Students Must Complete The General Educational Requirements For The Associate In Science Degree

Total: 41

ENG 101  & ENG 102 , BIO 105  & BIO 106 , MAT 119 , PHY 101  or PHY 125  are required prerequisite courses that must be completed prior to the professional courses.

Professional Courses

Professional Courses begin in the Summer Session I Only

The following is the sequence of the professional courses

Sprin Semester Start - on a seat availability basis. This is Full time Day program. Students must be available 5 days a week, Monday - Friday.

Total Professional Credits: 39

Total Program Credits: 80

NOTE: The remaining general education courses listed in this sequence may be taken in any semester including the Winter sessions if the student chooses to do so.

All of the professional and general education courses MUST be successfully completed according to programs grading policy prior to graduation eligibility.

Milestone Courses

The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information