Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Radiation Therapy

NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Grand Valley State University - Main Campus

Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Radiation Therapy (Grand Rapids campus)

General Concentration

(Abdominal and Obstetrics-Gynecology)
Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a radiologic and imaging sciences specialty with nine subspecialties. This emphases prepares students for clinical practice in abdominal and obstetrics-gynecology. Vascular sonography is an elective option that may be taken concurrently

Echocardiography Concentration

(Adult Echocardiography and Pediatric Echocardiography or Vascular Sonography)
Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a radiologic and imaging sciences specialty with nine subspecialties. This emphases prepares students for clinical practice in adult echocardiography and either pediatric echocardiography or vascular sonography.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy is a radiologic and imaging sciences specialty that is an essential part of the multi-disciplinary field of radiation oncology. Radiation Therapists practice in a cooperative effort between medical and radiation oncology physicians, medical physicists, dosimetrists and oncology nurses and dietitians.

Admission Criteria

  1. Admission is competitive, there is no wait list. See #4 for specific admission criteria.
  2. Applications are due by February 1st for the following Fall, however students will likely need to take classes at GVSU prior to applying and should contact GVSU as soon as possible
  3. Students will still need to take additional classes at GVSU prior to applying for this program
  4. College of Health Professions (CHPSS) Home Page
  5. GVSU Pledge Program for Free Tuition for Qualified MI Residents

Basic Requirements

The following courses will complete requirements for an Associate in Arts degree, and most of the general education requirements from GVSU. Students are strongly encouraged to stay in contact with a GVSU advisor for any program updates. 

NOTE: Both a Global Perspective and a U.S. Diversity course are required to receive a bachelor's degree from GVSU. NMC courses that transfer as Global Perspective or US Diversity can be chosen from Humanities or Social Science and will double count. For example, ANT 113 will count as both a Social Science and a Global Perspective class. Refer to GVSU's general education guide: gvsu.edu/gened/

Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED."

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111 English Composition


ENG 112 English Composition



6 Credits

GVSU Global Perspective requirement (select one course here or one course under Social Science): ART 111, ART 112, ENG 241, ENG 246, ENG 247, ENG 254, ENG 263, ENG 271, FRN 202, GRM 202, HST 101, HST 102, HST 228, HST 235, HUM 116, PHL 121, PHL 122, SPN 202.


Select a total of 6 credits representing 2 departments from Group 1 Humanities

Natural Science


(If Anatomy and Physiology is to be taken AT GVSU, GVSU's BIO 120 (NMC's BIO 115) is it's pre-requisite. BIO 115 is NOT a prerequisite for NMC's BIO 227 and 228.)


BIO 227 Human Anatomy and Physiology I


BIO 228 Human Anatomy and Physiology II


PHY 121 General Physics I (offered Fall only)  


Social Science


PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology


SOC 201 Modern Social Problems




MTH 121 College Algebra


MTH 122 Trigonometry (required pre-requisite for PHY 121 and 122)


MTH 131 Intro to Probability and Statistics


Additional Requirements

Required Classes



HAH 101 Medical Terminology                                                                                                                  


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 to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Summer 2023