Apply to the Program

 
Program Applications for the Summer 2017 class are now available for download.  Applications will be accepted after February 1, 2017 and must be received by February 28, 2017.

Application Process

Completion of, or in the process of completion, all required prerequisites as outlined in the program application and the college catalog corresponding to the year in which the student plans to enter. All must be completed or in progress with a grade of “C” or better by the application deadline.

Program Prerequisites:

ZOO 2015 Human Anatomy*  or  ZOO 2010 Anatomy and Physiology I* (4-5 credits)

ZOO 2025 Human Physiologyor  ZOO 2020 Anatomy and Physiology II* (4-5 credits)

MATH 1400 College Algebra (3-4 credits)

ENGL 1010 English I: Composition (3 credits)

PHYS 1050 Concepts of Physics (4 credits)

CO/M 1015 Foundations of Communication or  CO/M 2010 Public Speaking (3 credits)

HLTK 1200 Medical Terminology (2 credits)

 

*Anatomy and physiology courses must have been taken within the last five years to be considered.  The five-year timeline is based off of program entry date.  If you are currently working in one of the following medical professions you are exempt from the five-year requirement for anatomy and physiology courses.  You must be a graduate of a two-year health occupation degree that is directly patient-care related.  Examples include Registered Nursing (RN), Radiologic Technologist (ARRT(R)), Physical Therapist Assistant, Respiratory Therapist, or Surgical Technologist.  You must provide proof of employment.

Apply to Laramie County Community College prior to applying to the Sonography program.  Students must provide an official copy of all past college transcripts to the LCCC Admissions office. A photocopy of all past college transcripts must also be sent to the LCCC DMS program director.

Complete and submit a pre-admission Sonography Observation Form. Eight to sixteen hours of observation in a clinical facility are required. Students take both observation forms with them (included in application PDF). Out-of-county and out-of-state applicants may make appointments and complete observations closer to home. LCCC recommends that applicants review the application questions prior to completing their clinical observations. In addition, students are requested to dress appropriately (i.e., interview attire).
NOTE: Applicants planning to complete their observation at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, WY, must contact the LCCC Sonography program prior to setting up an appointment.

Complete the Sonography Program Admission Form and mail it with all necessary documentation. Applications will only be accepted after Feb. 1 and must be received by Feb. 28, 2017. Any forms received after March 1 will be ineligible for consideration.

Obtain three completed Reference Forms (included in the application packet). At least one must be from a former or current supervisor and/or instructor. No relatives may be used as references. The individual completing the forms will return them to the LCCC DMS program director. (Students need to provide an addressed envelope for their references.)

The top 20-22 applicants will be invited to an on campus interview. Admission interviews will be conducted during the last two weeks of March.

Successful applicants will be notified of their conditional acceptance by mail by approximately April 14. Note: As applications for financial aid are due April 1, eligible applicants for aid should apply by April 1 rather than waiting until notification of acceptance.
After conditional acceptance to the DMS program, proof of the following additional requirements must be submitted to the DMS program by the dates stipulated in the acceptance letter:

  • A completed physical examination form including verification of current vaccinations and titers (Hepatitis B, Rubella, Rubeola, PPD, Diphtheria-Tetanus, Varicella).
  • A copy of current certification in “CPR for the Health Care Worker” when classes begin in the fall.
  • Acceptable drug screening and criminal background checks.

At their discretion, clinical sites may require a drug screening and/or criminal background check prior to allowing students into the clinical setting. (If required, any associated fees will be the responsibility of the student.) In addition, clinical sites may require random drug testing and/or drug testing for reasonable cause. Generally, the urine drug test screens for alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs or drugs that impair judgment while in the clinical agency. Testing positive on the screening, or evidence of tampering with a specimen, will disqualify a student from participating in the clinical assignment. In addition to drug screening, for the safety of patients and health care workers, child abuse clearance and criminal background checks are required by some agencies prior to a clinical assignment. Certain criminal activity, as evidenced by a criminal background check, may also disqualify a student from clinical participation. Students are advised that the inability to gain clinical education experiences can result in the inability to meet program objectives and outcomes. These circumstances may prevent final acceptance into and/or progression through the program, and may ultimately result in dismissal from the program.