Meet the Faculty
Tina Welch has been a full time instructor in the Sonography programs at Ogeechee Technical College for 10 years. She began her professional career in Radiologic Technology. She has received an Associate of Science degree from Medical College of Georgia in Radiologic Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Hospital College of Health Science in Sonography. She most recently earned a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from Ashford University. Tina is an active member of Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Tina has held many positions in her many years of imaging ranging from staff radiographer/sonographer to department manager.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS, www.jrcdms.org). CAAHEP may be contacted at 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, Phone 727.210.2350.
2015 Attrition Rate: 10%
All students entering the Sonography program must meet the core requirements outlined in the Health Care Assistant-Sonography Track Certificate.
Graduates of the Sonography program are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Examinations which include Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI), Abdomen(AB) and Obstetrics & Gynecology (OBGYN) to become a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.
Ultrasound Program graduates are eligible to sit for national certification examinations for sonographers and are prepared to function as professionals in the sonography field. Program graduates are to be competent in the general areas of communications, algebra, interpersonal relations, and anatomy and physiology. Program graduates are competent to perform imaging examinations and accompanying responsibilities assigned to a sonographer at the direction of physicians qualified to request and/or perform sonographic procedures. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is competent to perform as a sonographer and to:
The goal of the Ogeechee Technical College DMS program is to:
To prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
The statewide TCSG goals of the DMS program is to:
Programs of Study
*Denotes Title IV eligible program (PELL).
**Denotes a competitive admission program. Please view the OTC Catalog and Student Handbook for details.
Information sessions focused on the Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Echocardiography programs will be offered in Room 951 Health Science North Building from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. on the following dates:
- January 30, 2017
- February 27, 2017
- March 27, 2017
- April 24, 2017
- May 22, 2017
Attendance is a prerequisite for application to the DMS program. Attendance is highly recommended prior to making the decision to pursue a career as a sonographer.
Questions? Contact: Tina Welch (912-688-6019) or Capre Mitchell (912-688-6950).
Program Purpose Statement
The purpose of the Ultrasound Programs is to provide educational opportunities to individuals that will enable them to obtain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed as sonographers.
DMSO 1010 - Foundations of Sonography
DMSO 1020 - Sectional Anatomy and Normal Sonographic Appearance
DMSO 1040 - Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation
DMSO 1050 - Abdominal Sonography I
DMSO 1060 - Clinical Sonography I
DMSO 1070 - Pelvic Sonography and First Trimester Obstetrics
DMSO 1080 - Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation Registry Review
DMSO 1090 - Introduction to Vascular Sonography
DMSO 1100 - Clinical Sonography II
DMSO 2010 - OB Second and Third Trimesters
DMSO 2020 - Specialized Sonographic Procedures
DMSO 2030 - Clinical Sonography III
DMSO 2040 - Comprehensive ABD and OB/GYN Registry Review
DMSO 2050 - Clinical Sonography IV
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