Apply to the Sonography Program
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography online application for Summer 2024 start will be available in Spring 2024.
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.
Application Process (Application Checklist)
Apply to Laramie County Community College prior to applying to the Sonography program. The LCCC admissions process will take about 5 minutes and is free. This must be completed prior to the application. Students must provide an official copy of all past college transcripts to the LCCC Admissions office. An official transcript must be provided with the Sonography application.
Transfer students are required to contact a Student Success Coach as part of the admission process. To make an appointment, use the Navigate app in myLCCC.
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.
ZOO 2015 Human Anatomy* or ZOO 2010 Anatomy and Physiology I* (4 credits)
ZOO 2025 Human Physiology* or 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
STRT 1000 Stragegies for Success
To assist the applicant in preparation for applying to the sonography program, a student must observe in a department of Sonography for a total of 8 - 16 hours.
*If applying to both Sonography and Echocardiography, student must complete 8 -16 hours of observation in each area.
We feel the prospective student will have a better understanding of the type of work that a sonographer does by completing these required observation hours.
Following the observation, please have the observed sonographer complete the online Sonography Optional Observation Form:
- Send the Observation Form link to the observed sonographer: https://forms.office.com/r/bfCdcBXuNd
- Or have the observed sonographer scan QR Code for the Observation Form link:
All prerequisites must be a 'C' or above. Completion of prerequisites with the minimum 'C' requirement will not be enough to qualify for a 3.0 prerequisite GPA, or be competetive for consideration into the Sonography program. Most applicants accepted into the Sonography program have completed the majority of the prerequisites with an average grade of 'B' or higher.
Applications will be reviewed by the Application Committee after the submission deadline. The Sonography Department will conduct a final evaulation of your coursework by comparing the course worksheet to your official transcripts. Applications that are incomplete, not submitted online through the application portal on the Sonography websire, or submitted past the deadline will not be considered.
Acceptance is based on points. Score sheet will be available at the end of April.
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.