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Associate of Applied Science | Learning Competencies

All Pass or Satisfactory grades earned in Spring 2020 (using a Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade scale) will still be considered for admission to the program. Each course affected will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and will still be subject to Laramie County Community College's Transfer Grade policies. If you have questions, please contact the program Director or Advisor for the program.

Associate of Applied Science

Program Prerequisites

  Course Title Credits
  ZOO 2015*^ -OR- Human Anatomy 4
  ZOO 2010*^ Anatomy and Physiology I 4
GenEd: QR  MATH 1400+ OR HIGHER College Algebra  3
GenEd: CW ENGL 1010*+ English I: Composition  3
      Semester Credits 10
  Course Title Credits
  ZOO 2025*^ -OR- Human Physiology 4
  ZOO 2020*^ Anatomy and Physiology II 4
  PHYS 1050* Concepts of Physics 4
  HLTK 1200 Medical Terminology 2
GenEd: CW CO/M 2010*  Public Speaking 3
      Semester Credits 13

First Year

  Course Title Credits
  IMAG 1505 Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography 3
  IMAG 1500 Cross-Sectional Anatomy  3
GenEd: CS COLS 1000^ Introduction to College Success: First-year Seminar 3
      Semester Credits 9
  Course Title Credits
  IMAG 1510* Ultrasound Physics I 2
  IMAG 1520* OB/GYN Sonography I 2
  IMAG 1521* OB/GYN Sonography I Lab 1
  IMAG 1525* Abdominal Sonography I 2
  IMAG 1526* Abdominal Sonography I Lab 1
  IMAG 1530* Vascular Sonography I 1
  IMAG 1531* Vascular Sonography I Lab 0.5
GenEd: WY   Choose from approved U.S./Wyoming Constitution courses 3
      Semester Credits 12.5
  Course Title Credits
  IMAG 1515* Ultrasound Physics II 3
  IMAG 1540* OB/GYN Sonography II 2
  IMAG 1541* OB/GYN Sonography II Lab 1
  IMAG 1545* Abdominal Sonography II/Small Parts 2
  IMAG 1546* Abdominal Sonography II/Small Parts Lab 1
  IMAG 1550* Vascular Sonography II 2
  IMAG 1551* Vascular Sonography II Lab 1
      Semester Credits 12

Second Year

  Course Title Credits
  IMAG 2500* Sonography Clinical Experience I  6
      Semester Credits 6
  Course Title Credits
  IMAG 2515* Sonography Clinical Experience II 11
  IMAG 2530* Registry Review I  1
      Semester Credits 12
  Course Title Credits
  IMAG 2520* Sonography Clinical Experience III 13
  IMAG 2535* Registry Review II 1
  IMAG 2540* Vascular Sonography Registry Review 1
      Semester Credits 15

Total Program Credit Hours: 89.5

* 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.

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, 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 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.

Program Competencies


  1. Students will obtain, review and integrate pertinent patient data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results.
  2. Students will select appropriate technical factors when scanning patients.
  3. Students will perform sonographic procedures appropriately and accurately recording all anatomic and physiologic information for interpretation by a physician.
  4. Students will document and present complete and accurate sonographic findings to the interpreting physician in order to facilitate patient diagnosis.
  5. Students will maintain optimal function of the sonographic equipment.
  6. Students will assist physician during invasive ultrasound guided procedures.


  1. Students will manipulate technical variables to obtain optimal diagnostic images.
  2. Students will evaluate images for diagnostic quality, identifying appropriate solutions for poor image quality.


  1. Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills with patients and all members of the health care team.
  2. Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.


  1. Students will provide customer relations skills in patient care and education to promote overall well-being.
  2. Students will adapt exam positioning and protocols due to patient condition.
  3. Students will employ a safe work environment.


  1. Students will act in a professional manner within recognized ethical and legal standards.
  2. Students will demonstrate a respect for diversity and the ability to work with others and special patient populations.


  1. Students will demonstrate workplace behavior conducive to professional advancement.
  2. Students will differentiate between the ARDMS and ARRT exam(s), and additional certification opportunities.
  3. Students will demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning.


  1. Students will pass the ARDMS SPI on the first attempt.
  2. Students will pass the ARDMS AB and/or OB on the first attempt.
  3. Of those pursuing employment, students will be gainfully employed within six months post-graduation.
  4. Students will complete the program.
  5. Students will express satisfaction with their education.
  6. Employers will express satisfaction with LCCC graduate performance.