Pre-Application Requirements


In addition to pre-requisite course work, applicants need to be mindful of the requirements listed on this page and allow adequate time to complete these requirements before the application deadline.

All necessary application forms and instructions will be provided at program orientation meetings. 

Program Orientation

Attendance at the orientation to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program is required for persons seeking to apply to the sonography program at DACC. Refer to the orientation schedule link for scheduling information.


Applicants for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program are required to take the TEAS exam. Note: the program uses the most current version of the exam.

Applicants should be aware that the program allows only one attempt per application period and that applicants must achieve a an overall score of at least 60% to remain a viable candidate. Applicants must schedule this exam with the DACC testing office (575)527-7569 to arrange a testing date and time. TESTING TIMES ARE LIMITED and should be scheduled well in advance of the application deadline of April 1st if possible.

Print this receipt and follow the instructions provided on the receipt.

Health Data/Physical Exam

Applicants must have a program Health Profile Form completed by a licensed practitioner. The form will be available at the scheduled orientation meetings.

Immunizations and Tests Required by State Law & Clinical Facilities

Prior to attending the clinical sites, students are required to have up-to-date vaccinations or antibody testing that includes: rubella, varicella, TDAP, TB, and Hepatitis B.  The vaccination record must be verified by a physician or approved licensed health professional.

Students accepted into the program will be required to have CPR certification through the American Heart Association (AHA) and pass background and drug testing prior to visiting clinical sites.