Diagnostic Medical Sonography | WKCTC

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Applying for the Program

Each applicant must submit the following credentials by March 15 in order to be considered by the committee for fall semester of the same year. A college, due to unusual circumstances, may extend these dates.

1. Attend a pre-admission conference.

All DMS pre-admission conferences will be held in the WKCTC Barbara M. Veazey Health Sciences Building in Room E105 at 4:00 p.m.  The dates listed below are for the Fall 2025 class only. There are no more conferences for the Fall 2024 class.

For Fall 2025 Admission:

  • Thursday, March 7, 2024
  • Thursday, August 8, 2024* (Room E108)
  • Thursday, October 10, 2024
  • Thursday, January 9, 2025

2. Apply for admission to West Kentucky Community & Technical College if not currently enrolled.

3. Submit an official transcript of all previous college work.

4. Submit ACT reading score.

Additional Requirements for Students Conditionally Admitted:

Applicants admitted into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program must have completed the following prior to beginning the first Diagnostic Medical Sonography course:

1. A program approved CPR requirement that must be kept current throughout the program;

2. A mandatory new student orientation;

3. All general education and supportive courses with a grade of "C" or better. Admittance is contingent upon successful completion of all general education and supportive courses with a grade of "C" or better prior to enrolling in the first DMS course.

Admission is based upon a point system. The admissions point scale is designed to objectively evaluate applicants. Applicants with the highest total points will be admitted to the program.

Selective Admissions Points


Technical Standards

All applicants should possess sufficient:

  1. Visual acuity for the observation necessary for patient assessment and care.
  2. Auditory perception to receive verbal communication from patients and members of the health team and to assess health needs of patients through the use of monitoring devices (e.g., cardiac monitors, biomedical equipment, fire alarms, etc.)
  3. Gross and fine motor coordination to respond promptly and to implement the skills, including the manipulation of equipment, positioning and lifting patients required in meeting health needs related to diagnostic medical sonography.
  4. Verbal and non-verbal communication skills (speech, reading, and writing), to interact with patients and professional personnel.
  5. Intellectual and emotional functions to plan and implement care for individuals.