Diagnostic Medical
  Sonography Program
  Elena Miller, MHA, RDMS, RVT
  Program Coordinator/Advisor
  Assistant Professor
  Office: U-1018M
  Phone: (815) 280-2588
  Email: emiller@jjc.edu
  Fax: (815) 280-2767
 Diagnostic Medical Sonography
 Kathleen Cartwright
 Phone: (815) 280-2429
 Health and Public   
 Services Department
 Courtney DeBoer
 Office: U-1002J 
 Phone: (815) 280-2356

Overview of DMS Associate Degree (AAS)


The Associate in Applied Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (AAS) program is designed to prepare individuals to enter the diagnostic medical sonography profession upon graduation. This degree is a six-semester full-time day program that provides both theoretical and clinical instruction in sonography at the Joliet Junior College main campus, at hospitals and other health care organizations in the surrounding area. Up to ten students are accepted into the program every fall. Most classes are offered face-to-face with the exception of two online courses (DMS 113 and DMS 120).

Diagnostic medical sonographers are highly skilled professionals who provide patient services using diagnostic techniques under the supervision of a licensed doctor of medicine. Diagnostic medical sonographers use specialized equipment to create images of structures inside the human body and perform a variety of diagnostic sonographic examinations of the abdomen, pelvis, small parts, pregnancy, superficial structures, vascular studies and other procedures. Diagnostic medical sonographers assist physicians in collecting patient diagnosis data necessary to reach diagnostic decisions. This profession requires the sonographer to use critical judgment and the ability to provide appropriate health care services.

The Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography Program at Joliet Junior College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).

For information about the eligibility to sit for the ARDMS examinations please visit: ARDMS and ARDMS Prerequisites.

NOTE: Diagnostic Medical Sonography students of the AAS program must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in each of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography courses and all of the general education courses before they are eligible for graduation.

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