NMC transfer guide - MTA or macrao

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, (2.7 if less than 12 transferrable credits - consult FSU if you are not sure).
  2. A grade of a B- (3.0 at NMC) or better must be earned in MTH 111, 121 or 120, BIO 106, and PHY 105; a C (2.0 at NMC) in HAH 101 and a C- (2.0  at NMC) in ENG 111. These grades must be earned within two attempts. These courses (marked below with an *) must be completed prior to applying for admission into the professional sequence (SONO courses). 
  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 admission criteria 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 or Debby Buck at (231) 591-2094.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Communications

Credits

ENG 111*

English Composition  

4

ENG 112

English Composition

4

Natural Science

Credits

BIO 106*

Human Biology

4

PHY 105*

Physics of the World Around Us

4

Mathematics

Credits

Choose one of the courses below:*

3-4

MTH 111

Intermediate Algebra

4

MTH 121

College Algebra

4

MTH 120

Mathematical Explorationa

3

Social Science

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: Summer 2015

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