Curriculum

Material on this page reflects the most recent college catalog. The college reserves the right to make changes in catalog information when necessary and to correct errors. Students applying for the Sonography class beginning Summer 2017 or later use the curriculum below.

Students currently enrolled in the Sonography program or for the class beginning Summer 2016 may refer to the 2014-2015 catalog (page 50).

Associate of Applied Science

Prerequisites

  Course Title Credits
  ZOO 2015*^ Human Anatomy 4
GenEd: QR  MATH 1400*+ OR HIGHER College Algebra 
GenEd: CW ENGL 1010*+ English I: Composition  3
      Prerequisite Credits 10
  Course Title Credits
  ZOO 2025*^ Human Physiology 4
  PHYS 1050* Concepts of Physics  4
  HLTK 1200 Medical Terminology 2
GenEd: CV CO/M 2010*^ -OR- Public Speaking 3
GenEd: CV CO/M 1015*^ Foundations of Communication 3
      Prerequisite Credits 13

First Year

  Course Title Credits
  IMAG 2205* Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography  3
  IMAG 2212* Cross-Sectional Anatomy  3
GenEd: CS COLS 1000^  Introduction to College Success: First-year Seminar 3
      Semester Credits 9
  Course Title Credits
  IMAG 2210* Ultrasound Physics I 2
  IMAG 2220* OB/GYN Sonography I 2
  IMAG 2221* OB/GYN Sonography I Lab 1
  IMAG 2215* Abdominal Sonography I 2
  IMAG 2216* Abdominal Sonography I Lab  2
GenEd: WY   Choose from approved U.S./Wyoming Constitution courses. 3
      Semester Credits 12
  Course Title Credits
  IMAG 2240* Ultrasound Physics II 3
  IMAG 2250* OB/GYN Sonography II 2
  IMAG 2251* OB/GYN Sonography II Lab 1
  IMAG 2245* Abdominal Sonography II/Small Parts  2
  IMAG 2246* Abdominal Sonography II/Small Parts Lab  1
  IMAG 2252* Introduction to Vascular Sonography  2
  IMAG 2253* Introduction to Vascular Sonography Lab 1
      Semester Credits 12

Second Year

  Course Title Credits
  IMAG 2254* DMS Beginning Clinical Experience  6
      Semester Credits 6
  Course Title Credits
  IMAG 2255* Sonography Clinical Experience I 11
  IMAG 2265* Registry Review I  1
      Semester Credits 12
  Course Title Credits
  IMAG 2260* Sonography Clinical Experience II 13
  IMAG 2270* Registry Review II 1
      Semester Credits 14

Total Credits: 88

*This course has at least one prerequisite. Check the Course Descriptions section of the catalog to see the course prerequisites.

+If the placement test score is not adequate for course enrollment, students must complete the appropriate developmental course(s) before enrolling. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement with their advisor before planning out their full program schedules.

^Program Comments
If transferring to a four year college, CO/M 2010 is recommended.

It is recommended for students to take ZOO 2015 and ZOO 2025. Completion of ZOO 2010 and ZOO 2020 may be accepted however additional prerequisites apply for this option. Additionally, anatomy and physiology courses must have been taken within five years from the program entry date to be considered. Students currently working in one of the following professions are exempt from the five-year anatomy and physiology requirement: graduate of a two-year health occupation degree program directly patient-care related (e.g. Registered Nurse (RN), Radiologic Technologist ARRT(R), Physical Therapist Assistant, Respiratory Therapist, or Surgical Technologist. Proof of employment is required.

Some students may qualify for an exemption for COLS 1000 due to prior learning. Information is available on Page 37 of the catalog. See your Academic Advisor for assistance.

Other Information
Supplemental courses that may be taken to improve a students application score include any completion of Certified Nurse Assistant, Medical Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse, Emergency Medical Technician or a minimum of one year of health training. Students may also improve their application score by successfully completing CMAP 1610, CMAP 1685, ECON 1200, HIST 1211, HIST 1221, HIST 1251, HLTK 2300, POLS 1000, or PSYC 1000.

Drug Screening and Criminal Background Checks

All allied health students are required to submit a pre-clinical urine drug screen according to the policy of the Allied Health Programs at LCCC. The drug screen is completed at the student's expense and must be paid for at the time of application.

At their discretion, clinical sites may also require a drug screening and/or a 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, LCCC and the 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 participation from clinical assignment.

In addition to drug screening, for the safety of patients and health care workers, allied health workers must also undergo a background check performed at the student's expense. The student's acceptance will not be final until LCCC has received background check information from the reporting agencies, and the background check is clear of disqualifying offenses. For more information, please see the complete Health Sciences and Wellness Division Policy (pdf) for allied health students. Certain criminal activities, 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 acceptance into and/or progression through the program and ultimately result in dismissal from the program.

NOTE: Applicants who have been convicted of a crime should contact www.ardms.org to determine if their conviction will prevent them from taking the certification boards and or the ability to obtain employment in a healthcare setting. Any student who cannot pass the background check and is not be eligible to attend clinicals will be dismissed from the program.