After the student has been selected into the professional component, they begin clinical assignments in the Fall semester and rotate to a new clinical
education center each semester. Clinical assignments are determined by the clinical coordinator and program director. Requests by students for specific clinical assignments
cannot be considered.
- Most clinical assignments are within a 50 mile radius of OCC's Southfield Campus.
- Clinical practice is offered on a day shift. Didactic classes are held during the day and evening.
- Students wear galaxy
blue uniform pants and scrub jacket. A galaxy blue uniform
top or clean plain white shirt may be worn under jacket.
- Clean, neat professional appearance is required at all times. No visible body piercing,
gauges or tattoos.
- Stringent policies are applied regarding didactic/clinical grades. No student is permitted to continue in the program if a final grade lower than 75% is received
in any course- didactic or clinical.
- Stringent policies regarding "missed" clinical days are also applied. Any missed time due to illness, etc. must be made up prior to the end of a given semester.
Students are assigned to a specific hospital beginning in the Fall Semester and rotate to a new clinical education center each semester. Students attend clinical/class
according to the following schedule:
- FALL clinical = 3 days/week, class = 1 day & 1 night
- WINTER clinical = 4 days/week, class = 2 nights
- SPRING clinical = 4 days/week, class = 2 nights
- SUMMER clinical = 4 days/week, no class
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is currently affiliated with many area hospitals,
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital - Oakland
Huron Valley Sinai Hospital - Milford
Beaumont Hospital - Grosse Pointe
Harper University Hospital - Detroit
Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn
Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak
St. Mary Mercy Hospital- Livonia