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Program Requirements

Students begin the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program in August of each year. The required natural science and general education courses are an important part of the program. Since admissions are highly competitive and enrollment is limited, it is strongly recommended that these natural science and general education courses be completed before requesting a Milestone Review of your academic records. Completing these requirements will improve your chances of being selected to progress to discipline courses, although taking these courses in advance does not guarantee admission. Meeting the program requirements does not guarantee selection towards beginning discipline courses. For this reason, the following criteria are used to determine which students will be progress: (Please note that there is no waiting list).  

  1. Associate degree program Grade Point Average (GPA)
  2. The grades earned in the BSC, PHY, and MAC courses
  3. Completion of the following courses:
Complete these courses
Course Number Course Title Required Credits

BSC 2085

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3 credits

BSC 2085L

Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab I

1 credit

BSC 2086

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3 credits

BSC 2086L

Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab II

1 credit

ENC 1101

English Composition I

3 credits

MAC 1105

College Algebra

3 credits

PHY 1020*

Physics

3 credits

HSC 0003

Introduction to Health Care

2.5 credits

HSC 0003L

Introduction to Health Care Lab

.5 credits

CGS 1060C

Introduction to Microcomputer Usage

4 credits

*PHY 1020 may be substituted for PHY 1025 Basic Physics, 3 credits.

If you have previously attended any college or university other than Miami Dade College, you must arrange for that institution to send official transcripts to MDC’s Transcript Evaluation department located at the Kendall campus prior to the target date of May 1st for an August acceptance.

Transfer Students

If you have previously attended any college or university other than Miami Dade College, you must arrange for that institution to send official transcripts to the MDC's Transcript Evaluation department located at the Kendall campus prior to the target date of May 1st for an August acceptance.

Students who have attended foreign colleges must submit original transcripts and a certified English translation before February 1st to the Registrar at the Medical Campus for evaluation. For details, please call 305-237-4141. Students who have attended a foreign allied health or nursing program should consult the Miami Dade College catalog for more information about how to have their transcripts, diplomas, and credentials evaluated for U.S. equivalency.