Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Certificate of Completion

Special Admissions Requirements for Certificate Track

This is a limited-entry program accepting students only in the fall semester. Applicants must demonstrate that they have the following:

  • Either
    • an associate degree in an allied health field which is medically related and involves human-patient care (proof of current certification in one’s allied health area is required), or
    • a bachelor’s degree in a related field that includes a course in medical terminology and two semesters of anatomy and physiology.
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • College-level course in algebra (MATH 121G College Algebra or equivalent)
  • College-level course in general physics or radiographic physics

Other factors may enhance a candidate’s potential for acceptance, such as specific coursework taken and county of residence. For current information about these additional factors, visit https://dacc.nmsu.edu/dms/.

(Certificate 57 credits)

NOTE: All of the courses in this program relate to each other and to the clinical internship and cannot be taken individually.

Core Requirements
MATH 121GCollege Algebra 13
PHYS 211GGeneral Physics I 13
or RADT 105 Radiographic Physics and Equipment
Technical Requirements
DMS 101Introduction to Sonography2
DMS 110Ultrasound Physics4
DMS 112Abdominal Sonography I4
DMS 113GYN Sonography3
DMS 114OB Sonography4
DMS 115Abdominal Sonography II3
DMS 116Introduction to Vascular Technology3
DMS 117Advanced Sonographic Procedures2
DMS 118Neurosonography2
DMS 120Clinical Internship I4
DMS 122Clinical Internship II4
DMS 124Clinical Internship III8
DMS 126Clinical Internship IV8
Total Credits57
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Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University Las Cruces (main) Campus.

Course Fees

In addition to tuition, a fee of $175 is charged for each of the following courses:

DMS 120Clinical Internship I4
DMS 122Clinical Internship II4
DMS 124Clinical Internship III8
DMS 126Clinical Internship IV8