Apply to the Sonography Program

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography online application will be available beginning Jan. 15, 2023.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Online Application  

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.

COVID-19 Statement:

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases and for the safety of healthcare students and employees, many medical facilities, along with federal policies, are mandating the COVID-19 vaccination, with limited exemptions available for students and employees. Because all clinical hours and/or clinical competencies must be completed to meet program requirements, this means you may be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved exemption on file to enter and/or progress in the Sonography program. For additional information regarding these requirements, please see the Health Sciences and Wellness COVID-19 Policy, page 6.

Application Process (Application Checklist)

Apply to Laramie County Community College prior to applying to the Sonography program.  All applicants must apply to LCCC for admission to access the Sonography application. The LCCC admissions process will take about 5 minutes and is free. This must be completed prior to the application; you will need to use your LCCC student ID to complete the application. 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 uploaded at the time of application.

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. All applicants must have a prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or higher to be eligible for the program. If a student has a late start course, they may be ineligible and must contact the Program Director.

Program Prerequisites:

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

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

MATH 1400 College Algebra (3-4 credits)

ENGL 1010 English I: Composition (3 credits)

PHYS 1050 Concepts of Physics (4 credits)

COMM 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.

Supplemental Courses: Supplemental courses 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:

US/Wyoming Constitution Course

HLTK 2300 Healthcare Ethics

HLTK 2510 Pathophysiology

PSYC 1000 General Psychology

To assist the applicant in preparation for applying to the sonography program, a student is encouraged to observe in a department of Sonography/Echocardiography for a four-hour period.

We feel the prospective student will have a better understanding of the type of work that a sonographer does by attending this optional observation period.

Following the observation, please have the observed sonographer complete the online Sonography/Echocardiography Optional Observation Form:

PERSONAL STATEMENT: Each applicant is required to write a 1-2-page statement indicating their interest and knowledge of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Upload your statement with your application. The personal statement should describe the following: (Use a separate sheet of paper for this personal statement). Returning applicants are encouraged to upload new statements or are subject to receiving a zero for their 2023 personal statement.

  • People often pursue the medical field because they want to help people and sonography is no exception. Beyond the desire to help people, describe why you are interested specifically in the field of sonography.
  • Identify your personal goal(s) that you would like to see yourself accomplishing in the Sonography program.
  • If you have observed someone performing an ultrasound, what did you see that interests you? This might include a personal experience; a family member being scanned or even veterinary sonography.
  • Describe in depth life experiences, achievements, or honors that you feel enhance your character as a strong candidate for the LCCC Sonography program.
  • Identify personal qualities which you feel will help you be successful as a student and graduate of the LCCC Sonography Program.

Personal Statement Rubric

The following forms need to be completed and attached at the time of online application, Jan. 15 through Feb.15. The forms will be active and accessible beginning Jan. 15.

Example application and forms.

Apply to Laramie County Community College prior to applying to the Sonography program. It takes about 5 minutes and is free. This must be completed prior to the application; you will need to use your LCCC student ID to complete the application.

Online applications will not save - please have all forms and the Personal Statement ready when you apply. The Diagnostic Medical Sonography online application will be available beginning Jan. 15, 2023. Please include all the required forms and the Personal Statement to be considered.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Online Application  

The top 25-30 applicants will be invited for an interview.  Interviews will be conducted on the LCCC Campus on Mar. 2 - 3, 2023.

Successful applicants will be notified of their conditional acceptance by late March via email. Note: As applications for financial aid are due Apr. 1, eligible applicants for aid should apply by Apr. 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. Failure to meet all requirements may result in forfeiting your seat:

  • A completed physical examination form including verification of current vaccinations and titers (Hepatitis B, Rubella, Rubeola, PPD, Diphtheria-Tetanus, Varicella). To help expedite your terms for acceptance, complete the physical examination and verification of vaccinations and titers ASAP. Medical Screening with Vaccination Requirements.
  • 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 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 or acceptance to the Sonography program. 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 or acceptance to the Sonography Program. 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.

DMS Application Score Sheet

DMS Interview Rubric