We look forward to meeting you as a member of the Valencia

We look forward to meeting you as a member of the Valencia College Fall 2015 Diagnostic Sonography Program.
This letter provides information regarding your mandatory orientation and other requirements you must complete by
the established deadlines. You will also find several documents that will assist you in completing the requirements.
Please check your Atlas e-mail regularly for information, as Atlas e-mail is the official form of communication
between you and your Valencia faculty and fellow students.
In order to reserve your place in the August 2015 Diagnostic Sonography Program, you must complete the tasks
described in this letter.
 Date: Friday, July 17, 2015
 Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
 Location: AHS Room #246
 Parking: Parking lots A and C (white lines only)
 Professional dress is required (no shorts, jeans, etc.)
From 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., there will be several services/vendors. Bring cash, checkbook, and credit/debit
cards. The attached Disclosure of Costs for your program will help you know how to plan. The
services/vendors may include:
 Uniform information specific to the your program
 Immunizations/titers: Centra Care will available in HSB 225 for your convenience; a student pricing
list is attached
 FIT testing for your respirator mask will be provided during orientation in HSB 228 beginning at
10:00 a.m.
o Please do NOT chew gum, drink or eat for at least 30 minutes prior to your FIT test. If you
must have something to drink, you may have ONLY WATER
o Men should be clean shaven
o Men and women with long or braided hair must be prepared to tie back
Order your background check, fingerprinting, and drug testing
On this website, please locate the Certified Background Instructions to order your background check,
fingerprinting, drug testing.
The Immunization/ Document Manager will identify the requirements you must meet prior to the
compliance deadline on August 1, 2015. The following fee is payable at the time the order is placed:
$190.75. For a small processing fee, you are offered the opportunity to make this payment in three
You must complete the background check, fingerprinting and drug testing through
CertifiedBackground.com regardless of any other background check, fingerprinting or drug testing you
have completed previously.
It is MANDATORY that you have a Sonography clinical uniform” and a Sonography campus uniform. The
clinical uniform will be worn to the clinical sites and on other occasions. The campus uniform, to be worn to
all Sonography classes, consists of a red polo shirt embroidered with the program name and black slacks.
At Orientation, you will be measured for a clinical uniform(s) and you will pay that day. Each uniform is
about $45, depending upon the style and size, and you may want to order two.
For your campus uniform, you will order at least one polo shirt at Orientation. The shirts cost between $25
and $30, depending upon the size, and you will need to pay at Orientation with cash or a check payable to
Valencia. You will purchase the black slacks wherever you choose.
There are three mandatory classes that all Sonography students must attend before starting clinical education
in Fall Session, the end of August. The prices listed below are for Valencia degree students only.
AIDS 104 (4 hours)
Domestic Violence: Health Professionals (2 hours)
Prevention of Medical Errors
(2 hours)
To register and pay for these classes go to:
Look for “Course section is for Valencia degree students only.”
It is essential to familiarize yourself with the information and attachments in this letter so you are ready for the
mandatory orientation on July 17, 2015. Please know that the Valencia faculty is looking forward to meeting you and
helping you achieve success in the program you have selected.
Penny Conners,
Dean, Division of Allied Health