Effective for students starting Fall of 2016

Core Requirements 145
Major Requirements95
Minor: Optional
Total Hours140

Major Requirements

Concordia Common Core (18 credits needed)
REL 100The Bible (Bible Content)3
REL 110Christian Faith (Christian Doctrine)3
CCE 110Western Culture & Worldview3
CCE 120Western Thought & Worldview3
CCE 130Christian Citizen3
CCE 140Science & Humanity3
Liberal Arts Dimensions (27 credits required)
Faith & Life (3 credits)3
Religion Elective REL above 204
Society & Culture (3 credits)3
Choice of elective (see Core Options)
Natural World (7 credits)
BIO 141General Biology I 14
MATH 128College Algebra (or higher (Mathematics)) 13
Communication & Language (6 credits)
COMM 201Interpersonal Communication (Communication) 13
ENG 104Intro to Writing (Writing)3
Human Beings & Being Human (5 credits)5
Stewardship of the Body (Physical Development)
HHP Activity (range 104-169)
Medical Law & Ethics 1
Human Creativity & Expression (3 credits)3
Choice of Core elective (see Core Options)
Required Courses for Major
BIO 142General Biology II (w Lab) 14
PHYS 151General Physics I (W Lab) 24
BIO 191Human Anat & Phys I 14
BIO 192Human Anat & Phys II 14
RSC 106Medical Terminology 11
BIO 285Pathophysiology 13
Total Hours65
  • It is required that each student become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and pass the State License Exam before  they interview for the professional program. A minimum of 100 hours employed as a CNA are required before applying to the program.
  • 8 hours of Job Shadowing is required before application to the professional program: 4 hours in General/Vascular Sonography and 4 hours in Cardiac/Vascular Sonography.
  • CPR for Healthcare Providers is also required - it is best to take this the year you apply to the professional program - it is not offered as a credit course. A seminar is offered each month on campus that will meet this requirement. The cost is $50 per student.
  • A 3.0 cumulative GPA is required by end of the 3rd semester (when the professional program applications are due).
  • Students will only be allowed to retake a science course one time. ALL grades for the science courses (even classes that were retaken) will be averaged into an Average Science GPA by the clinical Program Directors. Students should aim for a B Average/3.0 Average Science GPA

Other Requirements

English Fluency

Fluency in written and spoken English is essential to succeed in the program and to ensure patient safety. If English is a second language, you must be able to demonstrate fluency to the satisfaction of the selection committee.

Health Status

You must undergo a health review at by your physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner. This review will be documented in the forms provided in the program application packet. Appointment to the program depends upon successful completion of the health review.

  • A physical examination and updated health history.
  • A negative test for tuberculosis, as shown by a negative Mantoux test, a negative QuantiFERON-TB test, or a negative chest x-ray within the past 12 months.
  • Immunity to rubella as shown by a positive titer or documented dose (1) of live virus vaccine administered after the 1st birthday.
  • Immunity to rubeola (measles) as shown by a positive titer or two documented doses of live virus vaccine administered a minimum of 28 days apart after the 1st birthday.
  • Immunity to mumps as shown by a positive titer or two documented doses of live virus vaccine administered a minimum of 28 days apart after the 1st birthday.
  • Immunity to Varicella as shown by a positive titer, evidence of two vaccinations, or reported history of Chicken Pox disease.
  • The seasonal influenza vaccine or have completed an Influenza Vaccination Exemption Form (from when vaccine becomes available in the community until March 31st).

Medical Insurance

Students are required to maintain a health insurance policy during the program. You must provide evidence of health insurance at the start of the program.

Background Check

You must pass a criminal background check required by the State of Wisconsin. You must also pass a drug screening test prior to enrollment.

Student Responsibilities

Concordia University of Wisconsin Diagnostic Medical Sonography students are expected to attend all scheduled classes, examinations and assigned clinical rotations unless they are given an approved absence. To continue in the program you must pass the orientation course given during the first week of the program. You must also maintain an accumulated GPA of 3.0 or above in each course within the program and you are required to exhibit professional and ethical conduct at all times.

Technical Standards

To be considered for admittance you should exhibit strong qualifications for the health profession you wish to pursue. Applicants to programs must possess the following general qualities:

  • Good analytic ability with ability to apply knowledge and reach decisions
  • Ability to perceive spatial relationships, think visually
  • Self-confidence and ability to work independently
  • Mature outlook on personal relationships
  • Respect for the diversity of others
  • Flexibility
  • Enjoyment of serving others
  • Able to sit/stand relatively still for long periods

In addition to the general standards described above, the Sonography Program requires the following physical abilities:

  • Lift/carry an average of 20lbs. from 26-75% of the time
  • Push/pull an average of 50lbs. from 26-75% of the time
  • Reach overhead 0-25% of the time
  • Climb 0-25% of the time
  • Squat/bend/kneel 76-100% of the time
  • Sit 26-75% of the time
  • Stand 76-100% of the time
  • Walk/move 76-100% of the time
  • Distinguish audible Doppler signals
  • Adequately view images, including color distinctions

You must be able to perform the essential functions of the profession and meet the standards of the curriculum. To seek exceptions to these standards or reasonable accommodations, you should initiate a request with the program director.

General/Vascular Track

For those students selected into the Professional program conducted by CUW, the following curriculum is required for the general/vascular track:

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
DMS 300 Foundations of Ultrasound 2
DMS 311 Sonography Princ & Instrum I 2
DMS 321 Vascular Sonography I 3
DMS 331 Abdominal Sonography I 4
DMS 341 Ob & Gyn Sonography I 3
DMS 371 Clinical Practicum I 1 3
DMS 372 Clinical Practicum II 1 2
DMS 312 Sonography Princ & Instrum II 2
DMS 322 Vascular Sonography II 2
DMS 332 Abdominal Sonography II 3
DMS 342 Ob & Gyn Sonography II 3
DMS 351 General & Vascular Case Rev I 1
DMS 373 Clinical Practicum III 1 4
DMS 323 Vascular Sonography III 2
DMS 333 Abdominal Sonography III 2
General & Vascular Case Rev II  
DMS 374 Clinical Practicum IIII 1 3
DMS 414 Sonography Prin & Instr Review 1
DMS 443 Ob & Gyn Sonography III 2
Year 2
DMS 301 Superficial Sonography 2
DMS 424 Pediatric Sonography 2
DMS 444 Ob & Gyn Sonography IIII 3
DMS 453 General Vascular Case Rev 3 1
DMS 475 Clinical Practicum V 1 6
DMS 476 Clinical Practicum VI 1 2
DMS 403 Musculoskeletal Sonography 2
DMS 454 Gen & Vascular Case Review 3 1
DMS 460 Professional Development in Sonography 1
DMS 477 Clinical Practicum VII 7
DMS 480 Registry Review 3
 Total Hours74

Students selected into the professional and clinical program offered by Aurora Healthcare will follow the curriculum of their program. This can be found at their website. https://medicalprofessionals.aurorahealthcare.org/meded/programs/sonography/index.asp