Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements


It is your responsibility to provide the program with the proper paperwork at the proper time! Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to a sonography program, and enrollment is limited.

The following information will assist you in applying for the Echocardiography Program. Please follow the instructions.

  • You must be eligible and applied for admission to Del Mar College.
  • You must supply the Registrar's Office with official copies of college transcripts.
  • You must supply the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program office with official copies of college transcripts.
  • You must have completed a Echocardiography Program Application.
  • You must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • If applicable, supply copies of degrees, certificates, or registries in the health care field.
  • You must complete all prerequisites by the end of the Del Mar College Fall semester.
  • You must have completed a CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) certificate program and obtain state certification or show proof of one of the following exemptions:
    • CNA certification is NOT required if you have completed one or more of the following direct patient care programs: EMT-Basic, Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), Paramedic, Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), Radiologic Technologist (RT-R), Registered Nurse (RN), Respiratory Therapist, and Surgical Technologist.
    • Active status CNA certification is NOT required.
  • You should schedule an advising appointment with the program director within the first semester of your prerequisites. For information call (361) 698-2832 (Echocardiography).
  • You will be selected on an individual basis by an Admissions Committee.
  • The deadline for accepting applications is December 1 of each year.
  • You will receive written notification upon acceptance to the program by April 1.
  • Students are required to provide their own transportation to clinical sites and navy blue scrubs.
  • Students are expected to travel to out of area clinical sites all of which are within 60 mile radius of the college.

If admitted into the program, a background check and drug testing is required as mandated by our accrediting agency and clinical affiliates. A physical exam with shot record and current CPR card must be submitted prior to the first day of class.

**Only completed files will be considered for selection.**

Page last updated April 22, 2019.