Admissions Information and Resources

Admissions Information and Resources about the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

Information Sessions

Throughout the Spring and Fall semesters, DMS information sessions are held  to provide information for those who wish to learn more about the DMS program. There is nothing more disappointing then thinking you are ready to apply to the program and then finding out you did not have all the right information you needed to qualify. These information sessions provide prospective students with an opportunity to discuss with DMS faculty about academic qualifications for admission, prerequisites for the program, application deadline dates, the DMS blended curriculum, clinical rotations, details on financial aid, professional careers and more. During these Information Sessions DMS faculty and MC counselors will be present to offer academic advice. 

On Campus DMS Information Sessions are held in the Health Science Center located at 7977 Georgia Avenue, Room 422. (Directions to the Health Science Center).  No appointment is needed, all are welcome. If you need any questions answered about how to find us, please contact the Administrative Aid at 240-567-5563 and she would be happy to assist you.

Fall 2019 Information Sessions 

TP/SS Campus
Tuesday, September 24th, 12:00-1:00 pm. Health Sciences Building, Room # 426

TP/SS Campus
Tuesday, October 22nd, 12:00-1:00 pm. Health Sciences Building, Room # 426

TP/SS Campus
Tuesday, November 19th, 12:00-1:00 pm. Health Sciences Building, Room # 426

Special Admissions Information

Admission to Montgomery College is open to all; however, the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is a selective application-based program - only 30 students are accepted each year. Visit the Health Sciences Admissions page for complete details, including special admissions requirements and the health sciences application.

Additional DMS Financial Aid and Expense Information

Complete information about MC Tuition rates and financial aid is available at www.montgomerycollege.edu/paying-for-college

Approximate additional costs of getting started in the DMS Program:
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Type of Expense Cost
Physical Exam  $125.00 - $200.00
Immunizations  $420.00 - $820.00
-  MMR -
- Varicella -
- Hepatitis B -
Blood Titers $300.00 - $350.00
Criminal Background Test and Drug Testing $100.00 - $110.00
PPD $10.00 - $40.00
Uniforms $130.00 - $150.00
CPR $35.00 - $60.00
Books $500.00+
Parking at Clinical Sites $0.00 - $25.00 per/day
ESTIMATED TOTAL $1200.00 - $1800.00

 

Eligibility for for tuition assistance through the Maryland Healthcare Manpower Shortage Program

The State of Maryland has a shortage of professionals in certain healthcare fields. Students majoring in these designated fields, who are Maryland residents and live outside Montgomery County are eligible for in-county tuition. Eligible students must submit a Statewide & Manpower Shortage Enrollment Verification form https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/paying-for-college/forms.html

Completion and Success Rates/Program Outcomes

 ABD Credential   
Number of students taking ABD credential   8
Number earning ABD credential from ARDMS  8
Number earning ABD credential from ARRT  
Total number earning ABD credential  8
ABD credential success rate 100%
 
 OB-GYN Credential   
Number of students taking OB-GYN credential  8
 Number earning OB-GYN credential from ARDMS  8
 Number earning OB-GYN credential from ARRT  
 Total number earning OB-GYN credential  8
OB-GYN credential success rate  100%
 
VASC Credential   
Number of students taking VASC credential   5
Number earning VASC credential from ARDMS   5
Number earning VASC credential from CCI   
Total number earning VASC credential   5
VASC credential success rate  100%
 
 CARDIAC Credential   
Number of students taking credential  3
Number earning CARDIAC credential from ARDMS   3
Number earning CARDIAC credential from CCI    
Total number earning CARDIAC credential   3
CARDIAC credential success rate 100%
Job Placement Rate
 Job Placement Rate General  Vascular  Cardiac
Number of graduates in 2019  8  5  3
 Number of graduates employed  8  5  3
 Job placement rate  100% 100% 100%
Retention Rate
 Retention Rate General Vascular Cardiac
 Number of students admitted   18  6  6
 Number of students graduating   8  5  3
 *Retention rate   44%  83%  50%
* As of 2019, reporting has changed from attrition to retention.

The CAAHEP Annual Survey outcome statistics are based on the students who graduated May 2019.
 ABD Credential   
Number of students taking ABD credential  9
Number earning ABD credential from ARDMS
Number earning ABD credential from ARRT  
Total number earning ABD credential 9
ABD credential success rate 100%
 
 OB-GYN Credential   
Number of students taking OB-GYN credential 9
 Number earning OB-GYN credential from ARDMS
 Number earning OB-GYN credential from ARRT  
 Total number earning OB-GYN credential
OB-GYN credential success rate  100%
 
VASC Credential   
Number of students taking VASC credential  2
Number earning VASC credential from ARDMS  2
Number earning VASC credential from CCI   
Total number earning VASC credential  2
VASC credential success rate  100%
 
 CARDIAC Credential   
Number of students taking credential 5
Number earning CARDIAC credential from ARDMS  5
Number earning CARDIAC credential from CCI    
Total number earning CARDIAC credential  5
CARDIAC credential success rate 100%
Job Placement Rate
 Job Placement Rate General  Vascular  Cardiac
Number of graduates in 2018  9 2 5
 Number of graduates employed  9 2 5
 Job placement rate  100% 100% 100%
Retention Rate
 Retention Rate General Vascular Cardiac
 Number of students admitted   18  6  6
 Number of students graduating   9  2  5
 *Retention rate   50%  67%  83%
* As of 2019, reporting has changed from attrition to retention.

The CAAHEP Annual Survey outcome statistics are based on the students who graduated May 2018.
Credential Success Rate
 ABD Credential   
Number of students taking ABD credential 13
Number earning ABD credential from ARDMS 13 
Number earning ABD credential from ARRT  
Total number earning ABD credential 13 
ABD credential success rate (1st time pass rate) 100%
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 OB-GYN Credential  
Number of students taking OB-GYN credential 13
Number earning OB-GYN credential from ARDMS  13
Number earning OB-GYN credential from ARRT    
Total number earning OB-GYN credentia  13
OB-GYN credential success rate (first time pass rate) 100%
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 VASC Credential  
Number of students taking VASC credential 5
 Number earning VASC credential from ARDMS
 Number earning VASC credential from CCI  
 Total number earning VASC credential
VASC credential success rate (1st time pass rate) 100%
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CARDIAC Credential  
Number of students taking CARDIAC credential  5
 Number earning CARDIAC credential from ARDMS (1st time pass rate/2nd time pass rate)  3/4
Number earning CARDIAC credential from CCI    
Total number earning CARDIAC credential (1st time pass rate/2nd time pass rate) 3/4
 CARDIAC credential success rate (first time pass rate/2nd time pass rate)
60%/80%
 60%/80%
Job Placement Rate
 Job Placement Rate General  Vascular  cardiac
Number of graduates in 2017 13 5 5
Number of graduates employed 13  5 4
 Job placement rate  100%  100%  80%
Attrition Rate
 Attrition Rate General  Vascular  cardiac
Number of students admitted 18 6 6
 Number of students graduating 13 5 5
 Attrition rate   28%  17%  17%
ABD credential
ABD credential  
Number of students taking ABD credential  11
Number earning ABD credential from ARDMS
Number earning ABD credential from ARRT  
Total number earning ABD credential 11 
ABD credential success rate  82%
OB-GYN credential
OB-GYN credential  
Number of students taking OB-GYN credential 11
Number earning OB-GYN credential from ARDMS 11
Number earning OB-GYN credential from ARRT    
Total number earning OB-GYN credential 11
OB-GYN credential success rate  100%
VASC credential
VASC credential  
Number of students taking VASC credential 5
Number earning VASC credential from ARDMS 5
Number earning VASC credential from CCI   
Total number earning VASC credential  5
VASC credential success rate 100% 100%
CARDIAC credential
CARDIAC credential  
Number of students taking CARDIAC credential 4
Number earning CARDIAC credential from ARDMS 4
Number earning CARDIAC credential from CCI   
Total number earning CARDIAC credential
CARDIAC credential success rate 100%
Job Placement Rate
Job Placement Rate General Vascular  Cardiac
Number of graduates in 2016  11  4
Number of graduates employed  11   5  4
 Job placement rate   100%  100% 100%
Attrition Rate
Attrition Rate General  Vascular  Cardiac
Number of students admitted 18  6 6
Number of students graduating  11  4
Attrition rate  39%  17% 27%
ABD credential
ABD credential  
Number of students taking ABD credential 11
Number earning ABD credential from ARDMS 11
Number earning ABD credential from ARRT   
Total number earning ABD credential 11
ABD credential success rate 100%
OB-GYN credential
OB-GYN credential  
Number of students taking OB-GYN credential 11
Number earning OB-GYN credential from ARDMS 11
Number earning OB-GYN credential from ARRT    
Total number earning OB-GYN credential 11
OB-GYN credential success rate 100%
VASC credential
VASC credential  
Number of students taking VASC credential 2
Number earning VASC credential from ARDMS 2
Number earning VASC credential from CCI   
Total number earning VASC credential 2
VASC credential success rate 100%
CARDIAC credential
CARDIAC credential  
Number of students taking CARDIAC credential 5
 Number earning CARDIAC credential from ARDMS 5
 Number earning CARDIAC credential from CCI  
 Total number earning CARDIAC credential 5
CARDIAC credential success rate 100%
Job Placement Rate
Job Placement Rate General  Vascular  Cardiac
Number of graduates in 2015  11  5
Number of graduates employed 11 2 5
 Job placement rate  100% 100% 100%
       
Attrition Rate
Attrition Rate General  Vascular  Cardiac
Number of students admitted  17  6
Number of students graduating 11 5
Attrition rate  35%  60% 17% 
       
ABD credential
ABD credential  
Number of students taking ABD credential 14
 Number earning ABD credential from ARDMS 14
 Number earning ABD credential from ARRT   
 Total number earning ABD credential 14
ABD credential success rate 100%
OB-GYN credential
OB-GYN credential  
Number of students taking OB-GYN credential 16
 Number earning OB-GYN credential from ARDMS 16
 Number earning OB-GYN credential from ARRT  
 Total number earning OB-GYN credential 16
OB-GYN credential success rate 100%
VASC credential
VASC credential  
Number of students taking VASC credential 2
 Number earning VASC credential from ARDMS
 Number earning VASC credential from CCI  
 Total number earning VASC credential
VASC credential success rate 100%
CARDIAC credential
CARDIAC credential  
Number of students taking CARDIAC credential 5
 Number earning CARDIAC credential from ARDM
  Number earning CARDIAC credential from CCI  
 Total number earning CARDIAC credential
CARDIAC credential success rate 100%
Job Placement Rate
Job Placement Rate General  Vascular  cardiac
Number of graduates in 2014  16 2 5
Number of graduates employed  16 2 4
Job placement rate  100%  100%  80%
       
Attrition Rate
Attrition Rate General  Vascular  cardiac
Number of students admitted 18 5 6
Number of students graduating 16 2 5
Attrition rate  11%  60%  7%
       

 

Technical Standards

VISUAL ACUITY: Sufficient to assess and evaluate images distinguishing among black/white/multiple shades of grey tones; distinguish multiple color variations in hues, tone or brightness.

HEARING: Hear audible cues and warnings on imaging equipment and life support devices; distinguish slight audible Doppler signal variations.

OLFACTORY: Sufficient to assess patients and to implement the care plans that are developed from such assessments.

TACTILE: Utilize the sense of touch in order to provide patient care and to position patients for optimum sonographic procedures.

STRENGTH AND MOTOR SKILLS: Coordinate movements of equipment, such as portable machines, portable breathing apparatus, and/or other accessories.

FINE MOTOR SKILLS: Manipulate efficiently the movement of a transducer, including an endocavity probe, using one hand while simultaneously keying information with the other hand.

PHYSICAL ENDURANCE: Transport efficiently in and out of the ultrasound exam room any non-ambulatory patients who may arrive in wheelchairs or on stretchers; lift, move and transport patients and/or any accessories needed to complete the task.

ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE: Give clear and understandable oral instructions, respond to patients' inquiry, and/or report to healthcare personnel involved in the completion of the study.

EMOTIONAL STABILITY: Utilize interpersonal skills to handle patients with physical, mental or emotional challenges.

COGNITIVE ABILITY: Utilize critical thinking skills to act and decide appropriately in matters of emergent needs; utilize the skills needed on when and how to perform procedures with "universal precautions".

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