NMC transfer guide

To: Ferris State University - Main Campus

Program: Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS)

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers use high frequency sound waves to produce images and data that assist health care professionals diagnose various disease and disease processes. Sonographers are taught to work independently and to operate highly technical ultrasound equipment to acquire sonographic images.

The six-semester sequential course of study at Ferris leads to an associates of applied science degree.  Ferris provides an internship in the last three semesters.

Graduates of the program are eligible to write the Physical Principles/Instrumentation Examination (The Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation) and Specialty Examinations for the RDMS Credential (Abdomen, and Obstetrics and Gynecology) upon completion of all required clinical experience as dictated by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). Graduates of the program are eligible to write the ARRT Sonography Credential.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  1. Admission to DMS requires a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  2. A grade of a C or better must be earned (within two attempts) in MTH 111, BIO 106, PHY 105, HAH 101 and ENG 111. These courses must be completed prior to applying for admission into the professional sequence (SONO courses). Please see the website here for details.
  3. All science and math courses must be taken within 5 years of application to your professional sequence.
  4. Applications are due between January 15 and January 30 if qualifications are completed by the end of the previous Fall semester for consideration for the following Fall semester start.
  5. Ferris State University's DMS transfer guide is available here. Frequently asked questions relating to transferring are found here. Please contact the College of Allied Health Dean's Office at (231) 591-2263.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Communications

Credits

ENG 111, 112

English Composition 1 & 2

8

Science/Math

Credits

BIO 106

Human Biology

4

PHY 105

Physics of the World Around Us

4

Science/Math

Credits

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

3

MAJOR and ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Credits

COM 111

Public Speaking

4

MTH 111

Intermediate Algebra

4

HAH 101

Medical Terminology

3

HAH 120

Infection Control

3

Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Fall 2012

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