This is the mandatory information session for the Medical Sonography program at Wake Tech CC. Once you are done with the information session, you will need to complete the test. You will need to score 100% on the test to be given credit for completing the session.
Purpose of Info Session
To provide information pertaining to the
admissions process for the Medical
By completing this session and passing the
test, you are acknowledging that you’ve
been informed about and understand the
minimum admissions requirements, the
competitive admissions procedures, and
are aware of the deadlines for the clinical
Medical Sonography application
Career at a Glance
The program prepares the student for a career as a
medical sonographer, a skilled health care professional
who uses high-frequency sound waves that produce
images of internal structures of the body.
A person in this career…
Sonographers, also called ultrasound technicians and
diagnostic medical sonographers, use ultrasound high
frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body
tissues. This helps doctors diagnose and monitor a variety of
conditions such as heart disease, pregnancy and cancer.
As a sonographer, you’ll work directly with patients. Most of
your work is done at diagnostic imaging machines in dimly lit
rooms, but you may also perform procedures at patients’
bedsides. Because imaging is sometimes needed in
emergencies, sonographers sometimes work evenings,
weekends or overnight.
Wake Tech’s Associate Degree in Medical
The program is accredited by Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
Upon entry of first cohort of students, the program
will seek accreditation through Commission on
Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
Eligibility for Licensure
Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to
take examinations in ultrasound physics and
instrumentation and specialty examinations
administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic
Medical Sonographers and find employment in clinics,
physician's offices, mobile services, hospitals and
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attendance through the VA Certifying Official in Financial Aid. Veterans should notify the VA
Certifying Official immediately anytime their status changes or their schedules are modified.
Office hours are 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday.
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accommodations to access college activities should request such services in advance by calling
Disability Support Services at 919-866-5670 or Sorenson Video Phone for Deaf 919-324-1508.
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need to develop as successful, independent learners. They offer professional tutoring without
charge to Wake Tech students at six campus locations and online.
Career Lens - Available to Wake Tech prospective/enrolled students and alumni. Career
Counselors provide guidance in defining goals, exploring career pathways, and using career and
employment tools and resources. To learn more, contact Laura Bethea at
email@example.com or 919-866-5424.
Important considerations before
applying to the AAS Medical
Drug Testing and Criminal Background
Checks are required for Clinical Courses
• Results of these tests could impact your ability to complete
sonography clinical courses and therefore your ability to meet
sonography program requirements or completion
• Many health care employers now require negative results from drug
testing and criminal background checks before employment
• Clinical affiliate institutions require a criminal background check and
drug screening of our students just as they do for their employees
before participation in patient care. The student is responsible for
correction of errors on any drug screen or criminal background
Health Records for Sonography Students
• The following are required for participation in clinical course activities:
– Students admitted to the sonography program must be physically and mentally
capable of performing the Sonography Technical Performance Standards
– Students will be required to provide documentation of a physical exam, TB testing,
and immunization records prior to the start of classes.
– Students will need to obtain and maintain health insurance cover during the
clinical component of their program of study. Students who are accepted into the
clinical portion of their program will be given more information and instructions
about this requirement at program orientation sessions
– Annual Flu vaccinations are required when they become available
– Students SHOULD NOT submit any health forms until after they are formally
admitted to the Nursing program
Time Commitment/Course load
• College places more emphasis on you as an independent learner supported by a
professor knowledgeable in the course material. As a result, you will spend 2-4
hours a day in class and be expected to spend as long as it takes outside of class to
master the content of the course. Therefore, to help determine the course load
most appropriate for you, use the formula:
– 3 credit hours = 3 hours in class/week = 6-9 hours study time/week
– 12 credit hours = 12 hours in class/week = 24-36 hours study time/week
• It is important to remember that there are only 24 hours in each day and only 168
hours in each week. Make your choices with all possible variables being
considered. A Medical Sonography student’s classes are an important commitment
and an investment in the future.
Total time in
SON 110 1 3 3 7 21
SON 130 2 3 0 5 15
SON 271 1 3 0 4 12
How do I get started?
• There are 2 phases when applying for Medical
– Phase 1
• Becoming a pre-Sonography student to take general
– Phase 2
• Applying to the Medical Sonography program to take
Getting Started at Wake Tech
You must complete the following steps to be admitted to Wake Tech as a
1. Complete the NC Residency Determination (RDS) Interview (prior to completing an
online admission application).
2. Complete a Wake Tech application for admission online.
3. Complete FAFSA online if applicable.
4. Complete a mandatory Medical Sonography information session.
5. Submit official copies of High School transcripts and all previously attended
a. Once received, your file will be reviewed for admissions and course placement.
b. If needed, register and take the placement test. For registration and list of
exemptions, visit testingcenter.waketech.edu
NC Residency Determination
What is the NC Residency Determination Service (RDS)?
• RDS provides residency determinations in accordance with North Carolina
residency laws and applicable federal statutes for the purposes of:
– In-state tuition
– State financial aid
• RDS provides a process to claim and document NC residency.
• RDS allows the use of one residency determination for admissions
applications to multiple NC colleges and universities and to demonstrate
residency eligibility for state grant purposes.
• Once completed, you will be provided with a residency certification
Applying to Wake Tech
• After completing the residency determination and receiving
your RCN, visit apply.waketech.edu and fill out the Wake Tech
application through CFNC
– You will select Medical Sonography as your intended major
• Current or Special/Visiting Students
– Contact a Health Sciences Admission and Academic
Advisor after the information session to have your major
• All transcripts (high school and college) must be original
and come directly from the school. Wake Tech does
accept electronic transcripts.
• Transcripts will be reviewed by a Health Sciences
Admission and Academic Advisor to see if a prospective
student meets minimum admission requirements to
waive the college placement test.
• College transcripts are only reviewed after a student has been accepted to the college.
• Official transcripts from accredited institutions will be reviewed against established standard
equivalencies, and transfer equivalency will be recommended by the appropriate dean (or a
– Advisors do NOT award transfer credits. The registrar is responsible for transcript
– If you have questions/concerns about transfer credits, please
• All decisions about transfer equivalency are discretionary on the part of the college. The
college will apply principles recommended by accredited higher education organizations that
set standards for transfer credit. A transcript review can take 6 – 8 weeks to process.
• Students may be required to submit a course syllabus if additional information is needed.
Where can I see my transfer credits?
• Log in to WebAdvisor
• Go to Current Curriculum Students
• Plan and Register
• My Progress
• Any courses with grades starting with “T” are courses that
transferred to Wake Tech.
• If you don’t see a transfer credit you believe you should have
received, you can submit a transcript evaluation appeal
through Student Forms or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phase 1 completion
Review of Phase 1
o Complete NC Residency determination
o Complete Wake Tech college Application
o Complete Info Session and pass test
o Submit all Official Transcripts (high school and any college)
o Take placement test, if needed
Once you have completed all requirements for Phase 1, make sure your
application has been processed, and you have been accepted as a Pre-Medical
You can contact us via email at email@example.com or
You can sign in to our queue at
Once you have completed the Phase 1 requirements and checked with a
Health Sciences Admission and Academic Advisor, you can be accepted to
Wake Tech as a Pre-Sonography student!
• Pre-Son students may begin taking Pre-Curriculum and General
• If this is your first time attending college, you must complete the New
Student Orientation (orientation.waketech.edu)
• All students must complete the eLearning intro assessment at
You can NOT register/take SON classes (Clinical courses)
• Competitive admission to take SON classes
• New Student Orientation is recommended for all students – even those
transferring from other colleges. Find out about registering for classes, financial
aid, email, parking, and more, and get valuable tips from current students!
• New Student orientation is mandatory for anyone who has never attended college.
• You can make a reservation for the New Student Orientation at
• If you are new to Wake Tech or have not successfully completed an online
course (with a grade of A, B, or C) at Wake Tech in the past five years, you must
complete eLearning Intro before you can register for an online course.
• eLearning Intro is a FREE orientation available in Blackboard. You can take it at any
time! It provides a series of quizzes to assess your knowledge and learning
modules to assist you with:
– Online Learning Expectations: persistence and time management skills for success online
– Using the Computer: for completing assignments and assessments online
– Blackboard Bootcamp: how to navigate, communicate, and collaborate on Blackboard
• Each module takes between 20 minutes and 3 hours to complete; most students
complete all three modules in 1 to 5 hours. You must score 90 or higher on each
module to move on to the next one. After you’ve completed all three, you’ll be
able to register for an online course in approximately 2 to 3 hours.
Paying for classes
• If you need to apply for Financial Aid before taking classes, make sure to
complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at
• Wake Tech’s school code is 004844
• Financial Aid email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you plan to enroll: Complete the FAFSA by: Submit paperwork by:
Fall Semester May 1 June 1
Spring Semester October 1 November 1
Summer Term March 15 April 15
Financial Aid Checklist
• Activate and monitor your Wake Tech email and My Financial Aid account in Web Advisor
– You may be selected for verification by Wake Tech. If so, you will receive a list of required
documents by email; submit them to the Financial Aid Office promptly and allow 2-6 weeks for
– You may be selected for verification by the School Servicing Center (SSC). If so, log in to
www.sscwp.org to learn about the paperwork required. Submit documents promptly to SSC
• View your list of documents in My Financial Aid under Required Documents.
• ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL AID TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
• Remember eligibility guidelines:
– You must be accepted into an eligible program to receive financial aid. See a list of eligible
programs on our website under Resources.
– Financial aid covers only classes required for your eligible program.
– To receive a loan, you must be enrolled in at least six credit hours of coursework at the time of
– For students enrolled in a mini-mester (8-week) course, funds are not disbursed until classes
begin and enrollment is verified.
– Emails from the Financial Aid Office may require immediate action; monitor your email carefully.
• Wake Tech offers a tuition payment plan through a service called Nelnet.
This is not a loan program. You incur no debt. There are no interest or
finance charges assessed, and there is no credit check. The cost to enroll
in the payment plan is $25 (per semester) that will be added to your first
payment only; it is a nonrefundable fee for the Nelnet account enrollment.
Once enrolled, you will receive an email from Nelnet with agreement
details and payment confirmation.
• Online Enrollment
– Enroll in the Tuition Payment Plan online by logging into Self-Service.
– Select Student Finance
– Select Pay With Payment Plan
– Click on the Proceed to Payment Plan link, and be sure to have the following information
• The name, address, and e-mail address of the person responsible for making the
• If paying by credit or debit card: The card number and expiration date.
Registering for classes
• You will be eligible to register for the next semester classes based on your
priority registration date and time.
– Registration is conducted online via Self-Service. You may view a
registration guide on how to register at my.waketech.edu.
– Registration dates are listed on the priority dates calendar; prior to
your registration, you can view your registration date and time when
you log in Self-Service.
• See a Health Sciences Admission and Academic Advisor each semester to
discuss your academic plan.
• Do NOT wait. Classes fill up very fast
• Can’t guarantee full-time schedule.
• Based on placement test scores or transfer credit, you may or
may not need to take Pre-curriculum classes. If placed into
them, you would need to complete them before being able to
take College-level courses.
• Below are some courses that have the Precurriculum courses
as a pre-requisite:
MAT-003 and ENG-002 CHM 090
Chemistry BIO 163
ENG-002 ENG 111, PSY 150, HUM elec.
MAT 003 is a precurriculum class which some students may be required to take if :
• Their high school unweighted GPA is below 2.2 or
• They had to take the college placement test for admission purposes, and their
score places them into MAT 003.
*MAT 052 and MAT 071 are considered corequisite classes. These courses are designed to
support students in the development of skills necessary for success in MAT 152 and MAT 171 by
complementing, supporting, and reinforcing Student Learning Outcomes.
RISE Placement Test and Scores Register for:
If you score above a 75% on Tier 3 of the placement test OR
You pass/complete Tier 3 of MAT 003
If you score above a 75% on Tier 2 of the placement test OR
You pass/complete Tier 2 of MAT 003
MAT 171 and MAT 071*
If you score above a 75% on Tier 1 of the placement test OR You pass/complete Tier 1 of MAT
003 OR you have a high school gpa of 2.2 to 2.8
MAT 152 and MAT 052*
If you score less than 75% on TIER 1 of the placement test or have below a 2.2 high school
gpa, you will begin with the transition course.
ENG 002 is a precurriculum class which some students may be required to take if they
had to take the RISE placement test for admission purposes, and their score places them
into ENG 002 or if their unweighted high school gpa is below 2.2.
RISE Placement Test and Scores Register for:
If you score above a 75% on Tier 2 of the placement test OR You
pass/complete Tier 2 of ENG 002
If you score above a 75% on Tier 1 of the placement test OR You
pass/complete Tier 1 of ENG 002
ENG 111 and ENG 011*
If you score less than 75% on TIER 1 of the placement test, you will
begin with the transition course.
*ENG 011 is considered a corequisite class. This course is designed to support students in the
development of skills necessary for success in ENG 111 by complementing, supporting, and
reinforcing ENG 111 Student Learning Outcomes.
If you are accepted based on your unweighted high school
GPA from high school, your course placement is based on
– Below a 2.2 – register for MAT 003, ENG 002, and ACA 090.
– Between a 2.2 and 2.8 – You can register for ENG 111/ENG 011
and MAT 152/MAT 052 OR MAT 171/071. These classes will
have a “G”.
– ENG 011, MAT 052, and MAT 071 are considered corequisite
classes and are designed to support students in the
development of skills necessary for success in ENG 111, MAT
152, and MAT 171.
– Above a 2.8 – You can register for ENG 111 and MAT. Do not
register for a class with a “G”.
Clinical Sonography: Competitive
• Sonography is a limited enrollment program with a
selective admission process based on a point system
• We do not have a wait list!
• Entry into the clinical SON classes is a competitive
process. There is NO GUARANTEE that you will be
accepted into the SON classes even if you complete all
of the general education classes.
Associate Degree in Sonography
General Education courses Clinical Sonography Courses
• ENG 111: Writing and Inquiry
• ENG 112: Writing/Research in the Disc -OR-
• COM 110, 120, -OR- 231
• PSY 150: General Psychology
• Hum. Elective ART, DRA, HUM, MUS, PHI, REL
• PHY 110 AND PHY 110A
• *BIO 163: Basic Anatomy and Physiology
• *MAT 152: Statistical Methods -OR-
• *MAT-171: Pre-Calculus Algebra
*BIO-163 must be completed within 5 years of
clinical Sonography program entry (first SON
*MAT 152 or MAT 171 must be completed within
10 years of clinical Sonography program entry
(first SON class)
SON 110 Intro to Sonography
SON 130 Abdominal Sonography I
SON 271 Doppler Sonography Topics
SON 111 Sonography Physics
SON 131 Abdominal Sonography II
SON 120 SON Clinical Ed I
SON 140 Gynecological Sonography
SON 241 Obstetrical Sonography I
SON 242 Obstetrical Sonography II
SON 250 Vascular Sonography
SON 220 Son Clinical Ed III
SON 221 SON Clinical Ed IV
SON 289 Sonographic Topics
SON 225 Case Studies
General Education courses
• ENG 111
• ENG 112 -OR- COM 110, 120, OR 231 (one course)
• PSY 150
• MAT 152 -OR- MAT 171 (one course)
• HUM elective- HUM, ART, MUS, DRA, REL, PHI (one course)
• PHY 110 AND PHY 110A
• BIO 163 – Anatomy and Physiology
– To be considered for transfer credit MUST have a concurrent laboratory
component and must have been completed within five years of the date
of the first SON class to which you are seeking admission.
– BIO 168 and BIO 169 are acceptable. Both classesmust have labs. The five
year window is based on the date the BIO 169 was completed.
What about the SON
The Clinical classes – the SON classes
– You can NOT register for SON classes until you are accepted
into the program
• This is Step 2 of the Admissions Process
– These classes are taught at the PHSC only
– Expect a Full-time day schedule
• We recommend that you don’t work or else have a very flexible
schedule since SON class schedules can change during the
– Schedule is set and must be followed
– Must maintain a “C” in all classes to progress
Phase 2: Apply to Clinical SON
Program specific requirements
To apply to be able to take the clinical SON courses, you
will need to meet additional requirements as set-forth by
the Medical Sonography program.
1. Meet chemistry proficiency
2. Complete prerequisite classes:
a. ENG-111, MAT-152 OR 171, BIO-163, PHY-110/110A, and
ENG/COM elective all with grade “C” or better
3. Be a Certified Nurse Aide I (active and listed on registry)
4. Complete ATI TEAS exam
5. Submit clinical course application before deadline
Meet Chemistry Proficiency
Chemistry proficiency may be met by one of the following
– Completion of a college chemistry class with a grade of “C”
– Completion of a high school chemistry class (one full unit)
with a grade of “C” or better
– CHM 090, CHM 092, CHM 094 with a grade of “C” or
– Completion of Wake Tech’s chemistry tutorial, CheMOOC
NA 1 Certification
You must be listed on the NC Nurse Aide Registry (ncnar.org) by the Medical Sonography application
deadline and keep your NA I credential current through the 1st day of your first SON class. (No
Exceptions) The only credential that will replace this requirement will be a NA 2.
Wake Tech’s Workforce Continuing Education Division offers a Nurse Aide class. The registration
process is done online at http://nurseaide.waketech.edu/. Please note the registration cost will not
be covered by financial aid.
Please note that it may take 2-3 weeks between the last day of your Nurse Aide class and the time
you can take the Nurse Aide I exam. Make sure to plan accordingly and have your Nurse Aide I exam
completed and passed prior to the date you want to submit your Sonography clinical application.
ATI TEAS– Test of Essential Academic
The TEAS must be taken within 3 years of the clinical sonography application
• ATI TEAS is a timed exam developed to measure essential skills in the academic areas of reading,
mathematics, science and English.
• The exam is approximately 3 ½ hours long.
• Consists of 4 sections
• Reading: Key Ideas & Details, Craft & Structure
• Math: Numbers & Algebra, Measurement & Data Interpretation
• Science: Human Anatomy & Physiology, Life & Physical sciences, Scientific Reasoning
• English & Language Usage: Conventions of Standard English, Vocabulary Acquisition
• May only test twice per calendar year with 30 days in between tests.
• Version: ATI TEAS. We accept TEAS V scores as long as they are within 3 years of deadline.
• The price of the exam is subject to change without notice. The exam is currently $77.00.
ATI TEAS– Test of Essential
• Based on the composite score, students can earn points to add to their overall ranking
– 0-62 composite score = 0 points
– 63–70 composite score = 3 points
– 71-80 composite score = 6pts
– 81-90 composite score = 12pts
– 91+ composite score = 20 pts
• The composite score is an average of the 4 sections of the exam.
• Currently students who do not receive TEAS points can still apply to the Sonography
Program. There is no minimum score required.
• If taken at another school, you must request official scores be sent to Perry Health
• We will review all Medical Sonography clinical applications to make sure that all
requirements have been met.
• Once the clinical application has been verified, we will review all educational
transcripts that have been submitted.
• We will award points based on the grades you made in the program specific
general education classes you have completed.
• If you want to review your points, we recommend to meet with a Health
Sciences Admission and Academic advisor after we have had the
opportunity to review your application and transcripts.
• Points are awarded for courses taken at Wake Tech or any US regionally
accredited institution that meets the transfer criteria established by the
Associate Degree Imaging Department.
• Letter grades are not given to students who earned credit through AP, CLEP or
DANTES. Points will be awarded equivalent to a grade of “B”
Clinical Application Deadlines
Clinical Sonography Program entry Clinical Application Deadline
Fall January 31st. Points will be awarded for
classes completed through fall semester of
Spring July 31st. Points will be awarded for classes
completed through summer semester of the
All of the following documents and information are required in order to apply for admission to the
clinical Associate Degree Medical Sonography Program:
• Complete a mandatory Medical Sonography Information Session
• If you leave Wake Tech for more than a year, you need a new information session.
• Meet the Wake Tech admission requirements and be accepted as a pre-Sonography student.
• Start taking the General education classes required by the Sonography program to earn points
toward the competitive admission process.
• Complete Sonography program specific requirements:
• Be listed on the NC Nurse Aide registry as a NA I
• Take the ATI TEAS exam
• Have a minimum Wake Tech GPA of at least 2.0 (if any courses completed at Wake Tech).
• Complete prerequisites with a “C” or better – ENG 111, ENG 112 or COM elect., BIO 163,
MAT 152 OR MAT 171, and PHY 110/110A
• Submit the Medical Sonography clinical application by the deadline.
• Jan 31 for Fall (August) SON entry; July 31 for Spring (January) SON entry
You are responsible for fully completing the minimum admission requirements before submitting your clinical
Medical Sonography program application.
Community College Student
• The Community College Student Insurance (CCSI)
health plan offers medical, dental, and vision care
options, and you may choose any or all of these options.
The plan includes maternity benefits and coverage for
PSA (prostate-specific antigen) testing, surveillance
testing for women at risk for ovarian cancer, cervical
cancer screening, colorectal cancer screening, and an
annual wellness checkup, among other benefits.
• For more information, visit www.studentccsi.com or call
• Clinical classes start both in the Fall and Spring Semester
– Fall starts in August
– Spring starts January
• When looking at time, look at both the class, lab, AND clinical
• Students must abide by Dress Codes required by the Clinical Sites.
Policies may vary by facilities regarding Visible Tattoos or Piercings.
• If accepted into clinical courses, student must maintain a 78 average
(a “C”) to stay in program
Facts to Remember!
• You will first be admitted as a “Pre-Son” student so you can complete the general
• If you have transcripts from other colleges that need to be evaluated, it can take up to 8
weeks to process. Remember to check your Self-Service to see if you have received the
proper credit. If not, you need to contact the transcript evaluation department at
• You will only be accepted to the clinical Sonography program if you have:
– Met all Minimum Admission Requirements
– Completed NA 1 Certification
– Taken the TEAS
– Submitted a clinical application & have enough points to be competitive for
admission into the clinical Sonography Program
• Please be aware that a Criminal Background Check will be required once you are
accepted for Sonography. If you are not cleared by the clinical sites, you will not be
allowed to continue in the program.
– For more information about clinical requirements, please visit their web page at