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    Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

Diagnostic Medical Sonography, A.A.S.


JJC Program Code: NU095

ICCB Program Code: NURS 0095

The Associate in Applied Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) prepares individuals to enter the diagnostic medical sonography profession. This degree is a seven-semester full-time day program that provides both theoretical and clinical instruction in sonography at the Joliet Junior College main campus, at hospitals and other health care organizations in the surrounding area. This program has a selective admission process.

Diagnostic medical sonographers are highly skilled professionals who provide patient services using diagnostic techniques under the supervision of a licensed doctor of medicine. Diagnostic medical sonographers perform a variety of diagnostic sonographic examinations of the abdomen, pelvis, small parts, pregnancy, superficial structures, vascular studies and other procedures. Diagnostic medical sonographers assist physicians in collecting patient diagnosis data necessary to reach diagnostic decisions. This profession requires the sonographer to use critical judgment and the ability to provide appropriate health care services. Diagnostic medical sonographers provide services in a variety of medical settings such as hospitals, physicians’ offices and imaging clinics where a physician is responsible for the use and interpretation of appropriate procedures.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be qualified to take the abdomen, obstetrics/gynecology and Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) examinations given by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). 

For the most up-to-date information about the DMS program at JJC, visit www.jjc.edu/info/dms.

Program Prerequisites: BIO 149, BIO 250, BIO 251, MATH 131*, ENG 101, PSYC 101, and PHYS 100*

*MATH 128, MATH 138 or higher-level MATH course may be substituted for MATH 131. PHYS 101 or PHYS 110 may be substituted for PHYS 100.

NOTE: DMS Students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each required general education course and each DMS course before they are eligible for graduation.

 

 

 

General Education Requirements - 26 Semester Hours


Note: Diagnostic Medical Sonography A.A.S. students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography courses and all of the general education courses before they are eligible for graduation.

Total Required Hours - 85 Semester Hours


Includes Online Courses


This program includes the option for distance education courses (online and/or hybrid).

Completion Guide


Graduation Requirements


Graduation Requirements

To be awarded an Associate degree at Joliet Junior College, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admissions requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the given degree. If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 60

credit hours of which 15 credit hours applicable to the degree are earned at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement does not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the College and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

 

To be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, Certificate of Completion, or Occupational Certificate at JJC, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admission requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the chosen certificate. Complete a minimum of 1-8 credit hours (Occupational Certificate),  4-29 credit hours (Certificate of Completion) or 30-50 credit hours (Certificate of Achievement). If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 25% of the total required credit hours applicable to the certificate at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement do not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in the area of concentration.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the college and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

Contact Information


Department Chairperson 

Program Coordinator 

Student Advising Center

Name:  Audrey Finkle

Name: Bonnie Oleksy

Main Campus room A-1155

Email:  afinkle@jjc.edu

Email:  boleksy@jjc.edu

Email:  academicadvising@jjc.edu

Phone: 815-280-6741

Phone: 815-280-2722

Phone: 815-280-2673