Vascular Sonography - Certificate of Completion

This is a limited-entry certificate open to students currently enrolled in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. For selection criteria and qualifications, please visit the main Diagnostic Medical Sonography catalog listing.

(Certificate 31 credits)

Note: Application Deadline is September 1

NOTE: All of the courses in this program are offered once per academic year and relate to each other and the clinical internship. Courses may not be taken individually or out of sequence.

NOTE: The program is three consecutive semesters, to include required summer classes.

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required DMS courses/Technical Requirements and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in the designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University certificate requirements to total at least 31 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
Core Requirements
MATH 1220GCollege Algebra 13
PHYS 1230GAlgebra-Based Physics I 1, 23
or PHYS 1112 Introductory Physics for the Health Sciences
or RADT 105 Radiographic Physics and Equipment
DMS 101Introduction Sonography/Patient Care2
DMS 116Vascular Technology I2
DMS 116 LVascular Technology I Lab1
DMS 150Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation I1
DMS 180Clinical Practicum II5
DMS 216Vascular Technology II2
DMS 250Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation II3
DMS 270Clinical Practicum III3
DMS 280Clinical Practicum IV5
DMS 293Registry Preparation: Vascular1
Total Credits31
1

Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University Las Cruces (main) Campus.

2

While RADT 105 and PHYS 1112 meet program requirements, they do not meet the NM General Education Area III: Laboratory Sciences requirement.

Course Fees

In addition to tuition, a fee of $200 is charged for each of the following courses: DMS 180, DMS 270, DMS 280.

Prefix Title Credits
DMS 180Clinical Practicum II5
DMS 270Clinical Practicum III3
DMS 280Clinical Practicum IV5

(Certificate 31 credits)

Note: Application deadline is September 1

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract. Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

NOTE: All of the courses in this program are offered once per academic year and relate to each other and the clinical internship. Courses may not be taken individually or out of sequence.

NOTE: The program is three consecutive semesters, to include required summer classes.

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required DMS courses/Technical Requirements and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in the designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University certificate requirements to total at least 31 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary Mathematics coursework.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
MATH 1220G College Algebra 1 3
PHYS 1230G
Algebra-Based Physics I 1, 2
or Introductory Physics for the Health Sciences
or Radiographic Physics and Equipment
3
 Credits6
Semester 2
DMS 101 Introduction Sonography/Patient Care 2
DMS 116 Vascular Technology I 2
DMS 116 L Vascular Technology I Lab 1
DMS 150 Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation I 1
DMS 180 Clinical Practicum II 5
 Credits11
Semester 3
DMS 216 Vascular Technology II 2
DMS 270 Clinical Practicum III 3
 Credits5
Semester 4
DMS 250 Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation II 3
DMS 280 Clinical Practicum IV 5
DMS 293 Registry Preparation: Vascular 1
 Credits9
 Total Credits31
1

Courses identical to those offered at New Mexico State University (Main) Campus

2

While RADT 105 and PHYS 1112 meet program requirements, they do not meet the NM General Education Area III: Laboratory Sciences requirement.

Course Fees

In addition to tuition, a fee of $200 is charged for each of the following courses: DMS 180, DMS 270, DMS 280.

Prefix Title Credits
DMS 180Clinical Practicum II5
DMS 270Clinical Practicum III3
DMS 280Clinical Practicum IV5