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  • GPA Requirements:
    • Must have a 2.5 or higher overall GPA.
    • D’s, F’s, and Withdrawals in the relevant courses will be considered in application review.
    • Students with less than 12 college credits, will have their high school GPA evaluated.
    • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in Anatomy & Physiology I and II.
    • Anatomy and Physiology I and II cannot be more than five years old, Physics, no more than ten years old.
  • TEAS Requirments – 60% is required in both Reading & Math.
  • Challenge exams are offered for biology courses through Union County College.
  • One may transfer up to 36 comparable credits (40 for those with a bachelor’s degree), into the program. No grade lower than C is considered for transfer.
  • Applicants may check on the transferability of previously completed college courses by visiting
  • Transfer of successfully completed Sonography courses is considered for accepted students. Sonography course outlines and syllabi must be submitted.
  • Students who have not completed algebra, biology and chemistry in high school, must take the high school equivalent courses at Union County College.

High School Biology……………… BIO 102
High School Chemistry…………… CHEM 101
High School Algebra……………… MAT 017, MAT 019/021 sequence

  • The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides a method of earning college credits by taking examinations in various subject areas. Students may apply for CLEP through Union County College recognizes CLEP scores and will apply credit in areas if CLEP scores meet the college requirements. Credit will not be given where there is evidence of previous academic work.
  • Applicants attending Union County College prior to becoming Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Muhlenberg Snyder students are not considered transfer students.
  • Admission to the School of Sonography is processed through the Admissions Office at Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Muhlenberg Snyder Schools. It is not necessary to apply separately to Union County College.
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography applicants should select only one program track. Acceptance into the track will be based on the School’s criteria.
  • Individuals apply during the Open Application dates.
    – The School accepts applications for the Fall (September) and Spring (January) semester.

NOTE: Application requirements – It is the applicant responsibility to provide the following information, verification and/or credentials to the HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH JFK MUHLENBERG SNYDER SCHOOLS ADMISSION OFFICE.

  • Official High School transcript or GED test scores
  • Foreign transcripts will require an evaluation from a current member of NACES (the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services),
  • Official transcripts from vocational schools, schools of practical nursing, radiography, etc.
  • One complete reference
  • Entrance Exam – ATI TEAS
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, Naturalized Citizen, or have a Permanent Resident Card (green card)
  • Essay
  • Personal Statement - If applicable, see Applicant checklist for instructions
  • Consumer Information Sheet

For details on each item listed above, refer to the Application Checklist which also can be found on the Application.

If you feel that your application needs additional explanation (i.e., academic history), please feel free to include a statement to this effect.

  • Admission is selective and competitive.
  • The Admissions Committee may request that the applicant clarify information presented to the Schools before an admissions decision is made.
  • Applicants will receive a notification by mail with the Admissions Committee's decision. Individuals who are accepted into a program will receive a follow up email with instructions on the next steps and will be required to submit a non-refundable acceptance fee.
  • Applicants who are declined admissions into one program and apply to another program, must complete a new application, write an essay and submit another application fee. It is also necessary to submit a new reference.
  • Students who wish to transfer from one program to another program within the Schools must complete a new application form, write an essay, submit an official updated Union County College transcript and include a reference from the first Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School program that they attended.
  • Any student who has a documented learning disability will be given reasonable accommodations throughout the program of study. For further information, see the Student Handbook for Medical Imaging. Student Handbook for Medical Imaging.
  • Students are expected to be able to access and use a computer and printer. Course material, certain exams, review material and hospital technology require the use of computer and printers.
  • Placement in any of the School’s courses is on a seat-available basis.


Sonography Program Curriculum

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MAT119 Algebra 4
ENG101 English Composition I 3
ENG102 English Composition II 3
BIO105 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
Course Limit: 5 years    
BIO106 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
Course Limit: 5 years    
PHY125** or PHY101** Elements of Physics or General Physics 4
Course Limit: 10 years    
MAT 143* or MAT127* Elementary Mathematical Analysis I or Elementary Statistics 4
ALH201 Pathophysiology 3
PSY101* Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC101* Principal of Sociology 3
CST100* or CST101* Introduction to Computer Applications OR Introduction to Information Systems 3
HUM ELEC* Humanities Elective 3
  TOTAL 19
All of the courses above must be successfully completed prior to graduation eligibility. *Suggested as a pre-requisite, but may be completed as a co-requisite. **PHY 125 or PHY 101 must be completed pre-requisite, if PHY 101 is chosen MAT 143 must be taken pre-requisite. MAT143 will substitute for either MAT119 or MAT 127  
RNTM101 Medical Terminology 1
(Online course for accepted students only, this is a Professional Course and may be taken prior to Spring if accepted as a Sonography student)  
DMSM101 Patient Care 2
RNTM101 Medical Terminology 1
(Online course for accepted students only, this is a Professional Course.)  
DMSM100 Intro to Sonography 2
DMSM102 Cross-Sectional Anatomy 2
DMSM103 Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation I 3
CLPS901 Clinical Sonography I -
RNTM102 Healthcare Today 2
DMSM105 Ultrasound of the Abdomen I 3
DMSM109 Obstetrical Sonography I 3
DMSM104 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation II 3
CLPS902 Clinical Sonography II -
DMSM106 Ultrasound of the Abdomen II 3
DMSM117 Obstetrical Sonography II 3
CLPS903 Clinical Sonography III 0
DMSM111 Ultrasound of Superficial Structure I 3
DMSM107 Ultrasound of the Female Pelvis 3
CLPS104 Clinical Sonography IV 0
DMSM116 Registry Review 3
DMSM118 Superficial Structures II 3
CLPS905 Clinical Sonography V 0


Class Schedule: Professional Courses are Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm. (Schedule subject to change each semester).

Clinical Sites – Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The program Clinical Coordinator or designee assigns students to specific clinical areas. These assignments provide students with the volume and variety of clinical experiences to progress successfully through the program. The clinical education assignments are equally distributed among enrolled students. The clinical education settings of the program include:

Bayshore Community Hospital
727 North Beers Street
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Riverview Medical Center
1 River Plaza
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Centra State Healthcare System
901 West Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
RWJUH at Hamilton
1 Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, NJ 08690
Clara Maass Medical Center
1 Clara Maass Drive
Belleville, NJ 07109
RWJUH at Rahway
865 Stone Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
Jersey Shore Medical Center
1945 Route 33
Neptune, NJ 07753
St. Joe’s Medical Center
703 Main Street
Paterson, NJ 07503
Jersey Shore Medical Center – MFM
1945 Route 33
Neptune, NJ 07753
Somerset Medical Center
110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
JFK Medical Center
65 James Street
Edison, NJ 08820
Somerset Medical Center
Steeple Chase Cancer Center
30 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
Morristown Memorial Hospital
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
JFK Medical Center
Vascular Lab
65 James Street
Edison, NJ 08820
Mountainside Hospital
1 Bay Avenue
Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
Trinitas Regional Medical Center
225 Williamson Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
Ocean Medical Center
425 Jack Martin Boulevard
Brick, NJ 08724
Trinitas Regional Medical Center – Vascular
225 Williamson Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
Palisades Medical Center-MFM
7600 River Road
North Bergen, NJ 07047
River Medical Center – MFM
1 River Plaza
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Perinatal Institute of NJ
2201 Park Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
UMCPP Breast Health
300 B Princeton-Hightstown Road
East Windsor Medical Commons 2
East Windsor, NJ 08520
Clinical sites subject to change each semester.

The usual clinical education assignment hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adequate supervision will be provided for all clinical assignments. Total clinical and classroom hours do not exceed 40 hours per week. Assignments on any one-day are not scheduled to exceed 9.0 hours, but no student will be permitted to leave a patient during the course of an examination. The student is required to complete any examination s/he begins, which includes getting images checked for necessary repeats or additional images and seeing that the patient is dismissed from the department.

Fees for clinical will be included each semester in your tuition.

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Revised May 22, 2021



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