JCJC’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program accepting applications

ELLISVILLE, MS (JONES COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE) - Jones County Junior College's Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Program is now accepting applications for the fall 2011 semester.  The application deadline is April 22nd.

The program at Jones is designed to train a sonographer to work in the general sonography setting and to proficiently perform each task.  Students will be exposed to the examination of abdominal organs, pediatric studies, obstetrics and gynecology, and the endocrine system.  JCJC's DMS students are exposed to vascular sonography at clinical sites.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography curriculum is a one year program where students receive approximately forty (40) hours of classroom instruction, laboratory work, and clinical experience to prepare students for employment and advancement in the sonography field.  Didactic and laboratory instruction is offered at Jones County Junior College.  Clinical participation and scheduled rotations are offered at the clinical sites in Laurel, Hattiesburg, Waynesboro, Meridian, and Magee.

Admission requirements for the program include: prospective students must be accepted to or eligible for enrollment at Jones County Junior College; have a minimum composite score of 17 on the American College Test (ACT); have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5; have a Bachelor's of Science degree from an accredited institution in any field OR be a Registered Radiologic Technologist (A.R.R.T.) and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or be registry-eligible with the ARRT; OR have completed any two year medical program that includes clinical rotations  AND must complete the Diagnostic Medical Sonography application package; must have completed Anatomy and Physiology I and II, and college algebra.

Graduates of this program will have the skills necessary for employment as sonographers under the direct supervision of a physician.  Students will be prepared to work in any sonographic setting and will be trained in all areas of general sonography. Upon completion of the program students will be eligible for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography exam to become registered sonographers.

For more information or to request an application packet call, 601-477-4289, or e-mail sonography instructor Wanda Finch at wanda.finch@jcjc.edu or visit the website at: http://www.jcjc.edu/programs/medicalsonography/index.php.

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