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Application Process

The application for admission to the Sonography Program is available on the BRCC website once a year, ONLY during the fall semester.  The application can be found in the list of Red Links on the left of this page.

The selective admissions process is used to select candidates for enrollment in the program. Completing the prerequisites does not guarantee admission to the Sonography 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.

Admission Criteria

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                                           
MATH1113/1213  College Algebra
BIOL 2213/2211

Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture and Lab (Both Required)

Prerequisite:  BIOL 1033 (Biology I For Science Majors) with grade of C or better, OR ACT composite score of 22 or higher, & eligibility for MATH 1213 (College Algebra)

BIOL 2223/2221 

Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lecture and Lab (Both Required)

Prerequisite: Completion of BIOL 2213/2211
(Anatomy and Physiology I)

PHYS 1013 Introduction to Concepts in Physics
PSYC 2013 Introduction to Psychology
HLSC 1103 Medical Terminology
PHIL 2253 Biomedical Ethics
Humanities Any SACS accepted Humanities Course (See Page 6 of Advising Packet)
SONO 1011 Foundations of Sonography

         

Mandatory Criminal Background Check & Urine Drug Screen

Applicants to the Sonography program must submit to a criminal background check and 10 panel drug screen, 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). Contact the Sonography Program Manager at beaufordm@mybrcc.edu.  

Five Year Program Admission & Completion

For the academic year of 2020-21, Eleven students were admitted. Ten students graduated (91%), eight of ten graduates passed ARDMS Registry Examination (80%) and nine of ten graduates are employed as of Fall 2022 (90%).

For the academic year of 2019 -20, ten students were admitted. Ten students graduated (100%), eight of ten graduates passed ARDMS registry examination (80%) and seven of ten graduates are employed as of fall 2021 (70%).

For the academic year of 2018 -19, ten students were admitted. Ten students graduated (100%), nine of ten graduates passed ARDMS registry examination (90%) and nine of ten graduates are employed as of Spring 2020 (90%).

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%).