Note: Students must achieve a grade of C or better in all math, science and sonography courses taken as part of this program to meet program requirements satisfactorily.

In order to apply for this program, you must have:

  • An official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office
  • A program application on file (This must be on file by January 5 to be considered for program admission the following year)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 for college-level courses including transfer/transient work (excludes developmental education and more than two physical education courses)
  • Satisfactory completion with a grade of C or better of the pre-admission courses on the diagnostic medical sonography curriculum guide which includes the following college or post-secondary education coursework: PHYC 115, Physics for the Allied Health Sciences (or equivalent); BIOG 121, Anatomy and Physiology I (or equivalent); MTHM 168, Statistics (or equivalent); ENGL 161, College Composition I (or equivalent); ALHN 113, Introduction to Patient Care; ALHN 112, Introduction to Medical Terminology; and ALHN 107, Career Explorations in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Completion of HESI A2 test with a minimum composite score of 75 (vocabulary and general knowledge, reading comprehension, grammar, basic math, biology, anatomy and physiology, physics, critical thinking and the learning style inventory; can be taken after completion of BIOG 121, MTHM 168 and PHYC 115; may remediate and wait one month to repeat and must be completed within six months of initial test date; scores will be valid for a three year period, so a three-year wait is required prior to the third attempt; a composite score below 75 on the retest will disqualify the program application)

If you are interested in applying to this program, you must:

    1. Complete the LCCC Application for Admission.
    2. Complete the placement assessment.
    3. Complete all Allied Health and Nursing Program Pre-Admission Requirements as specified on the program check list. (The checklist provides you with information regarding the application requirements and admissions procedures for a particular Health and Wellness program. It can be obtained from an academic advisor.)
    4. Meet with an advisor to verify that all requirements have been fulfilled. Upon verification of requirements, you may then file a Program Application.

If you are transferring from another college or university, the Records office should receive all transcripts at least 12 weeks before you complete a program application. This ensures that the processing of non-LCCC transcripts is completed well in advance of specific Allied Health and Nursing program application deadlines.

 

Important Notes for Students in this Program:

  • Students applying to a program in the Health & Wellness Pathway must successfully complete all deficiencies shown during the placement assessment process with a grade of C or better prior to the submission of a program application.
  • Students are REQUIRED to attend lectures, college laboratories, and clinical sections.
  • Transportation to and from the agencies hosting clinical sections is the responsibility of students. Transportation is not provided.
  • Clinical sections may be held during the day, in the evening and on weekends. Clinical section assignments are subject to change depending upon enrollment, student needs and agency requirements.
  • Standardized examinations prepared by state and/or national organizations may be given. The cost of these examinations is the responsibility of the student.
  • Students are REQUIRED to have their own health insurance and may be REQUIRED to show evidence of insurance for specific clinical agency placement.
  • To assure compliance with specific state licensure or certification agency examination eligibility, students who have been previously convicted of a felony must schedule an appointment with the appropriate program coordinator (program director) and division dean prior to enrollment (entry or re-entry) into any Allied Health and Nursing program. Certain programs require students to be fingerprinted and/or drug tested prior to program entry.

 

Selection Process for Diagnostic Medical Sonography