Forms & FAQs


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2021 DMS Observation Instructions
2021 DMS Observation Form
2021 DMS Application Checklist
DMS Student Handbook​​​​​​​​​​

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the observation requirements are waived for the May 2021 application. ​

What is the deadline to apply to the program?

Deadlines are typically May 15 for acceptance into the program to start the following autumn semester.

If accepted, when does the program begin?

New students begin our program in the autumn semester of each year. Our program is a lock-step program, so students can only start during the autumn of each year.

Are classes available in the evening?

No. Classes are during the day and the program is a full-time, daytime program. Students are either in the classroom or in the clinical facilities five days per week.

Where are clinical rotations available?

COTC has clinical affiliate agreements with major hospitals and outpatient facilities in the central Ohio area and surrounding counties.

How much time is spent in clinical rotations throughout the program?

Students are in the clinical setting either two or three days per week depending on the semester. Students complete five clinical rotations at different facilities.

Am I able to work while attending college as a sonography student?

Yes. Many students have attended the sonography program and continued to work. Bu, be aware that the time available for work is primarily nights and weekends. Students compare the time commitment necessary for success in this program as more than a full-time job.

How are students chosen for admittance into the program?

Selection is made based on a compilation of information and application requirements. This information along with grade point averages are all considered in student selections. The entire process is anonymous.

How many students are selected into the program?

We currently accept 10 to 14 students in each concentration. But the amount of students selected can vary based on clinical availability.

What are some important elements to student success within the sonography program?

Critical thinking is a large part of both the sonography program and profession. Being able to take many components of information (patient history, image analysis and textbook information) and evaluate them is essential.

To obtain an application for the sonography program, please contact the Gateway or speak to an academic advisor.