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Apply to the Program

 
Applications for the Summer 2015 class will be available at the beginning of the Fall semester.

Application Process

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Provide an official copy of all past college transcripts to the LCCC Admissions office. A photocopy of all past college transcripts must also be sent to the LCCC DMS program director.

Step 3

Complete pre-admission sonography observation. Sixteen hours of observation in a clinical facility are required. Take both observation forms with you (included in application PDF). Out-of-county and out-of-state applicants may make appointments and complete observations closer to home. We recommend that applicants review the application questions prior to completing their clinical observations. In addition, students are requested to dress appropriately (i.e., interview attire).
NOTE: Applicants planning to complete their observation at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, WY, must contact the LCCC sonography program prior to setting up an appointment.

Step 4

Complete the sonography program admission form and mail it with all necessary documentation. Applications will only be accepted after February 1 and must be received by March 1. Any forms received after March 1 will be ineligible for consideration.

Step 5

Obtain three completed Reference Forms. At least one must be from a former or current supervisor and/or instructor. No relatives may be used as references. These forms are to be returned to the LCCC DMS program director by the individual completing the form. (Please provide an addressed envelope for your references.)

Step 6

The top 16-20 applicants will be invited to an on campus interview. Admission interviews will be conducted during the first two weeks of April.

Step 7

Successful applicants will be notified of their conditional acceptance by mail by approximately April 15. Note: As applications for financial aid are due April 1, it is suggested that eligible applicants for aid apply by April 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:
a. A completed physical examination form including verification of current vaccinations and titers (Hepatitis B, Rubella, Rubeola, PPD, Diphtheria-Tetanus, Varicella).
b. A copy of current certification in “CPR for the Health Care Worker” when classes begin in the fall.
c. 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 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 participating in the clinical assignment. 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. 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.