The application for admission to the Sonography Program is available on the BRCC website once a year, during the fall semester. Detailed instructions for completing the admission application are included in the application packet. Completed and signed applications are due by the deadline indicated on the application. Late applications will not be accepted. A selective admissions process is used to select candidates for enrollment in the program. Students admitted to sonography will receive additional instructions regarding program requirements that include but are not limited to: submission of personal health history, a physical examination, a TB skin test, various immunizations/vaccinations, a urine drug screen, and CPR certification. A positive urine drug screen or any attempt to tamper with a specimen may disqualify an applicant and/or result in dismissal from the Sonography program. Costs for all requirements are incurred by the student.
THE SONOGRAPHY APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE ONLY IN THE FALL SEMESTER OF EACH YEAR.
The following courses are prerequisites for admission to the Sonography program. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all of prerequisite courses listed.
Prerequisite Courses Credit Hours:
ENGL 1013 English Composition
MATH 1113/1213 College Algebra
BIOL 2214 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2224 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
PHYS 1013 Concepts in Physics
PSYC 2013 Introduction to Psychology
HLSC 1103 Medical Terminology
PHIL 2253 Biomedical Ethics
SONO 1011 Foundation of Sonography
Humanities Elective - Any SACS accepted Gen-Ed. Humanities Courses
Notes about Prerequisites:
1. SONO 1011 (Foundations of Songraphy) is now a prerequisite; but students unable
to schedule the class before the fall 2019 application WILL BE ABLE TO APPLY.
2. The prerequisite for BIOl 2214 is completion of BIOL 1033 & BIOL 1031 (Biology I
for Science Majors, Lecture & Lab) or ACT composite score (no older than 5 years)
of 22 or higher. This is a STEM Division
In addition, to be eligible for entry into the Sonography program, students must:
Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
Achieve a composite score of 65 or better on the sonography admission exam.
It is important to note that admission to the Sonography program is competitive: meeting
the minimum requirements listed here does not guarantee admission.
Criminal Background Check
Applicants to the Sonography program must submit to a criminal background check, with all costs borne by the student. Applicants who have been charged with, pled guilty or nolo contendere to, been convicted of, or committed a criminal offense that involves a crime of violence or distribution of drugs may be denied the right to take national certification exams offered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).
For the academic year of 2017-18 ten students were admitted. Ten students graduated (100%), nine of ten graduates passed ARDMS registry examination (90%) and eight of ten graduates are employed as Fall 2018 (80%).
For the academic year of 2016-17 twelve students were admitted. Twelve students graduated (100%), nine of twelve graduates passed ARDMS registry examination (75%) and ten of twelve graduates are employed as of Fall 2017 (83%).
For the academic year of 2015-16 ten students were admitted. Nine students graduated
(90%), seven of nine graduates passed ARDMS registry examination (80%) and seven of
nine graduates are employed as of Fall 2016 (80%).
For the academic year 2014-15 ten students were admitted. Ten students graduated (100%), ten graduates passed ARDMS registry examination (100%) and ten students are employed as of Fall 2015 (100%).