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2017-18 Catalog 
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Radiation and Imaging Sciences, Diagnostic Medical Sonography Concentration, BAS

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The BAS concentration in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is designed for individuals who have completed diagnostic medical sonography educational programs and want to advance their knowledge and skills within this specialty.

The curriculum is designed to teach students the essentials of leadership, an overview of the business and administrative functions in healthcare, along with advanced ultrasound imaging expertise. Graduates in this concentration will be qualified as managers and administrators and acquire the clinical expertise to obtain additional credentials within Ultrasound.

The degree includes 180 credits, 55 of those included from the national certification and 35 from prerequisite/co-requisite work.

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Apply administrative and business skills to solve problems, evaluate outcomes, and assess quality and performance in healthcare settings
  • Demonstrate an understanding of leadership, ethical and multicultural issues as they pertain to healthcare
  • Apply effective communication and management practices in healthcare settings
  • Apply economic and financial management principles to healthcare organizations
  • Apply advanced skills and concepts in clinical ultrasound imaging.

Program Eligibility

Individuals must have:

  • National certification in Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Demonstrated completion from a regionally accredited college of the following courses, or their equivalent, with a grade point average of 2.0 or better:
  • Co-requisite requirement: must be completed no later than the first two quarters of acceptance:
    • Humanities course from AAS-DTA  transfer list
    • Social sciences course from AAS-DTA  transfer list
    • Either Humanities or Social Science must be a communication course

Degree Requirements

In addition to eligibility requirements, students must achieve the following:

  • Completion of 90 quarter credits in the general program and concentration requirements, with a grade of “C”, or better.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework taken at BC and the courses applies to the degree, including credits transferred from other colleges.
  • At least 45 quarter credits for the degree must be completed in residence at BC, of which 30 credits must be upper division.

Application Process

To be considered for the Bachelor of Applied Science program prospective students must submit the following:

  • Completed general Bellevue College admission form
  • Nonrefundable general admission fee of $34
  • Completed Bachelor of Applied Science application form and notice of right to file a discrimination complaint
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $90
  • Official transcripts from a regionally accredited college
  • Proof of national certification in Diagnostic Ultrasound (DMS)
  • Two letters of recommendation from someone who personally knows your work, such as your current or past manager, discussing your contributions to your work place and how he or she believes you will benefit from completion of the BAS program
  • Personal statement of no more than 500 words discussing your understanding of the role in your chosen field and how that fits in with your personal or professional goals. You may also discuss your work experience; your advanced certifications; specific or unique attributes that you will bring to the program; challenges or hardships you have overcome in pursuing your educational or work goals; or other special considerations that would make you a good candidate for the program.

Proficiency Requirement

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Prerequisite Requirements

  • National Certification in Diagnostic Ultrasound 55 CR

Science: 10 CR

Writing: 10 CR

  • English Composition and Technical Writing or Research Paper

College Level Math: 5 CR

Co-requisite Requirements

Either Humanities or Social Sciences must be a communications course

Humanities: 5 CR

Social Science: 5 CR

Grand Total: 180

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