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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Transfer Guide for Montcalm Community College

Ferris Program: Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science
Ferris College: College of Health Professions
Transfer School: Montcalm Community College
Consortium Eligible: No
Total Credits Required: 84-85
Catalog Year: 2022-2023

General Education Requirements

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26-27 Credits Required

Students are encouraged to work with an advisor to select appropriate general education courses. Ferris State University General Education www.ferris.edu/gened.
  •  Communication Competency
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    * ENGL 150 English 1 3 ENGL 100
    ENGL 250 English 2 3 ENGL 101

    * This course is a qualifying course for entry into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) major and is used to meet some University General Education Requirements and College of Health Professions (COHP) Core Curriculum requirements.

  •  Quantitative Literacy

     

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    * MATH 115 or MATH 116 or MATH 117 or MATH 120 Intermediate Algebra or Intermediate Algebra and Numerical Trigonometry or Contemporary Mathematics or Trigonometry 3 or 4 or 4 or 3 MATH 104 or
    No Equivalent or MATH 102 or MATH 120

    * This course is a qualifying course for entry into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) major and is used to meet some University General Education Requirements and College of Health Professions (COHP) Core Curriculum requirements.

  •  Natural Sciences Competency

    One course is required with a minimum of 3 credits: must be a lab course. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    * BIOL 109 Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology 4 BIOL 105

    * This course is a qualifying course for entry into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) major and is used to meet some University General Education Requirements and College of Health Professions (COHP) Core Curriculum requirements.

  •  Cultural Competency
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    PHIL 220 or
    PHIL 320
    Ethics in Health Care or
    Biomedical Ethics
    3 No Equivalent or PHIL 222
  •  Self and Society Competency
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    PSYC 150 Introduction to Psychology 3 PSYC 120
  •  Additional General Education Requirements

    These courses are additional General Education courses to meet the requirements for this specific program. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COMM 105 or COMM 221 Interpersonal Communication or Small Group Decision Making 3 COMM 220 or COMM 230
    * PHYS 130 Concepts in Physics 4 No Equivalent

    * This course is a qualifying course for entry into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) major and is used to meet some University General Education Requirements and College of Health Professions (COHP) Core Curriculum requirements.

College Requirements

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58 Credits Required

 
  •  College of Health Professions (COHP) Core Curriculum

    5 Credits Required. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    * COHP 100 Orientation to Medical Vocabulary 1 No Equivalent
    COHP 101 The United States Health Care System 3 No Equivalent
    COHP 102 Safety Issues in Health Care 1 No Equivalent

    * This course is a qualifying course for entry into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) major and is used to meet some University General Education Requirements and College of Health Professions (COHP) Core Curriculum requirements.

  •  Major Courses

    53 Credits Required.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    SONO 100 Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography 1 No Equivalent
    SONO 102 Introduction to Sonographic Imaging 1 No Equivalent
    SONO 104 Introduction to Ultrasound Physics 3 No Equivalent
    SONO 105 Sonography Physics Principles Lab 1 No Equivalent
    SONO 111 Pathophysiology of Abdominal Organs 4 No Equivalent
    SONO 112 Abdominal Imaging Lab 1 No Equivalent
    SONO 115 Sonographic Cross Sectional Anatomy 1 No Equivalent
    SONO 117 Introduction to Sonographic Interpretation 2 No Equivalent
    SONO 118 Gynecology Imaging 1 No Equivalent
    SONO 119 Gynecology Imaging Lab 1 No Equivalent
    SONO 121 Introduction to Obstetrics and Gynecology Imaging 2 No Equivalent
    SONO 122 Obstetrics and Gynecology Imaging Lab 1 No Equivalent
    SONO 131 Hemodynamics and Doppler Principles of Sonography 1 No Equivalent
    SONO 132 Hemodynamics and Doppler Lab 1 No Equivalent
    SONO 280 Clinical Internship 1 8 No Equivalent
    SONO 281 Small Parts and Invasive Procedures 4 No Equivalent
    SONO 282 Clinical Internship 2 8 No Equivalent
    SONO 283 Obstetrics and Gynecology Imaging 2 3 No Equivalent
    SONO 284 Clinical Internship 3 5 No Equivalent
    SONO 285 Sonographic Interpretation 2 3 No Equivalent
    SONO 287 Management in Diagnostic Medical Sonography 1 No Equivalent

Program Contact Information

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College of Health Professions
Department of Diagnostic, Laboratory and Therapeutic Sciences
(231) 591-2270
[email protected]

Ferris Statewide - Montcalm Community College
(616) 451-4777
[email protected]

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements

  • 2.70 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale) (2.50 -2.69 with college approval)
  • Minimum Composite Score of ACT 18/SAT 950 OR 3.0 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale) and Composite ACT 17/SAT 900

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • 2.00 GPA (on a 4.00 scale)

Admission Requirements to the Professional Sequence

  • Obtain a grade of B- or higher in the following courses: BIOL 109, MATH 115, and PHYS 130
  • Obtain a grade of C or higher in the following course: COHP 100
  • Obtain a grade of C- or higher in the following course: ENGL 150 All MATH, BIOL, and CHEM courses must meet the above requirements within two attempts. A withdrawal, W grade, counts as an attempt.
  • Application Accepted: February 1st - 15th prior to fall semester requested.

More Information

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Select courses may be delivered online and/or in a mixed delivery format (i.e. a mix of online and face-to-face instruction at the Ferris Main Campus or at a statewide location).

To fulfill the residency requirement for a bachelor’s degree a student must earn a minimum of 30 credits from Ferris State University.

Steps to Apply

  • Complete your free application.
  • Submit official transcripts
    • Submit official transcripts from every school attended to [email protected]
    • Or mail to:
      Ferris State University Admissions Office
      1201 S. State St., CSS 201
      Big Rapids, MI 49307
  • Submit test scores (if required)
    • ACT Scores; go to the ACT website - Ferris State University School Code: 1994
    • SAT, CLEP and AP Sores; go to the College Board website - Ferris State University School Code: 1222

Advising Notes

It is recommended that potential applicants meet with an advisor to review the degree, course schedule, transfer policies and have any questions answered prior to completing an application. Ferris accepts transfer courses in which the student earned a letter grade of "C" or better. Additional policies such as the Ferris Sunset and Residency Requirement should be discussed with a Ferris advisor. Students who are completing the MTA may have different general education course requirements for the particular degree selected.

Meeting with a Ferris advisor prior to the selection of general education or elective coursework may reduce the chance of completing a course that will not apply toward the selected degree. Students must work with their Ferris advisor to declare a Minor or Concentration and for the selection of Directed Electives.

Once admitted, students are required to complete an orientation and should continue to meet with an advisor as they work toward graduation.

To schedule an appointment or for additional transfer resources and policies see our Transfer Resource page.

*Indicates an approved Ferris course substitution

Reverse Transfer Agreement

Ferris has reverse transfer agreements with several Michigan Community Colleges. Under such agreement, Ferris will provide your official University transcript to a partner school you have attended, so that they may grant you an associate or bachelor's degree upon completion of sufficient and appropriate credit hours from both institutions. In turn, the degree-granting institution will provide Ferris with an updated transcript reflecting the newly earned credential.

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Ferris participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). This agreement will facilitate the transfer of general education requirements from one Michigan institution to another. Students may complete the MTA as part of a degree program or as a stand-alone package. The MTA consists of a minimum of 30 general education credit hours as identified by the college or university.

Students transferring to Ferris with the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and entering a degree program will have met a 30-hour block of lower-level general education courses. However, this does not exempt students from completing program-specific prerequisites or higher-level general education course requirements. Students should contact their advisor regarding classes that meet the MTA.

Transfer Equivalencies Tools

The transfer equivalencies link is located in the Transfer Resources section at transfer.ferris.edu.

Disclaimer

Transfer guides are not intended to be a contract with Ferris. The information in this guide is subject to change and is aligned with the catalog year listed above. Students should contact their community college and/or Ferris to keep informed of changes. Students' final responsibility for verifying all transfer information lies with the student. Please refer to the Ferris catalog for the most current curriculum.

Partners may contact the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships with questions or updates at [email protected].