DMS - Additional Information

DMS - Additional Information

Click the Play button to watch the Sonography Health Information Forms
2019 DMS App​lication Che​cklist
201​9 DMS Observa​tion Instructions & Forms​

Central Ohio Technical College strives to present you with all the information you need to make the right decision for your future. Links to FAQ, additional program details and information are listed below.

DMS Faculty

InstructorContact Information

Melinda Shoen, Ed. D., M.S.M, RDMS (AB, OB, BR), RVT, RDCS
Program Director & DMS Assistant Professor

Office: Reese 249
Phone: 740-755-7713
Beth Eyster, B.S. RDMS, RVT, RDCS
DMS Instructor & Clinical Coordinator
Office : Reese 241
Phone: 740-755-7724
Natasha Ford, B.A., RDMS (AB, OB), RVT
DMS Instructor
Phone 740-755-5358


logo.jpgThe Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at Central Ohio Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of The Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.


Class of 2016:

Attrition Rate: General 0%, 100% Completion Cardiovascular 0%, 100% Completion
Job Placement Rate: General: 90% , Cardiovascular: 100%
Credentialing Success: General: 90% , Cardiovascular: 93%​


What is the deadline to apply to the program?
Deadlines are typically mid June for acceptance into the program the following Autumn.

If accepted, when does the program begin?
New students begin our program in the Autumn of each year. Our program is a lock-step program so students can only be accepted during the Autumn of each year.

Are classes available in the evening?
No, classes are during the day and the program is a full-time, daytime program. Students are either in the classroom or in the clinical facilities five days per week.

Where are clinical rotations available?
COTC has clinical affiliate agreements with major hospitals and outpatient facilities in the Central Ohio area and surrounding counties.

How much time is spent in clinical rotations throughout the program?
Students are in the clinical setting either 3 or 4 days per week depending on the quarter. These clinical days are 8 ½ hours long which includes a half hour lunch.

Am I able to work while attending college as a DMS student?
Yes. Many students have attended the DMS program and continued to work. But, be aware that the time available is primarily nights and weekends. Students compare the time commitment necessary for success in this program as more than a full-time job.

How are students chosen for admittance into the program?
Selection is made based on a compilation of information/application requirements. This information along with grade point averages are all considered in student selections. The entire process is anonymous.

How many students are selected into the program?
We currently accept 10 – 14 students in each concentration. But the amount of students selected can vary based on clinical availability.

What are some important elements to student success within the DMS program?
Critical thinking is a large part of both the DMS program and profession. Being able to take many components of information (patient history, image analysis and textbook information) and evaluate them is essential.

To obtain an application for the DMS program, please contact the Gateway or speak to an adviser.

DMS Student Handbook​​​​​