The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Student Handbook Supplement contains the policies of the program. By accepting admission into the Sonography program, each student agrees to abide by the regulations as outlined.
All students must present:
- Yearly verification of tuberculosis screening. If the test is positive, refer to the Communicable Disease Policy in the Student Handbook for more information.
- Updated immunization records including hepatitis B, MMR and tetanus-diphtheria
- Verification of varicella vaccination or show immunity (titer)
- Evidence of a physical examination within three months prior to beginning the program
- Verification of current certification in professional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from the American Heart Association including infant, child, and adult CPR.
- Evidence of a successfully completed FIT test prior to the professional program deadline.
A background check is required for admission into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers requires disclosure of any crime or misdemeanor directly related to public health and safety and the provision of diagnostic medical sonography. The results of this background check may affect eligibility for certification and should be determined before the student begins the program.
Students must comply with drug testing requirements.
A professional program fee will be charged to cover the additional costs of the sonography education (see the Fee Schedule in the Financial Information section).
A student in the Associate degree program must purchase a laptop computer that meets the College specifications or purchase a laptop computer from the FHCHS Bookstore.