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Cardiovascular Sonography

Are you tech-savvy and fascinated by the human heart? If this sounds like you, a degree in cardiovascular sonography would prepare you for a career in multiple healthcare settings.

The Cardiovascular Sonography program’s goal is to prepare competent entry-level adult cardiac sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Knowledge and skills are obtained through in-depth instruction in the classroom, as well as hands-on experience in the lab and clinical settings. The program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Graduates of a CAAHEP accredited program are eligible to seek certification through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Selective Admission Process

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE EACH ACADEMIC YEAR

The program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354

Quick information

Application Period (AAS and Diploma)
January 11, 2022 – March 21, 2022
Information Sessions
Information sessions are being held virtually. No appointment is needed. These sessions are for the Cardiovascular Sonography AAS and Diploma programs.

Thu March 4, 2021 12:00 – 1:00 pm Access the Session

Related Information

The focus of this program is echocardiography (sonography of the heart) and includes some vascular sonography instruction. The curriculum provides the individual with the knowledge and skills necessary to acquire, process, and evaluate the human heart using high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the heart. Course work includes effective communication and patient care skills combined with knowledge of physics, human anatomy, physiology, and pathology all of which are essential to obtaining high-quality sonographic images.

Students will learn through classroom, lab, and clinical instruction.

Travel is required for clinical education sites.

Graduates may find employment in hospitals, physician’s offices, diagnostic outpatient centers, mobile services, and educational institutions.

Applicants no longer need to be Certified Nurse Assistants, but only need to demonstrate that the CNA course has been completed. Applicants don’t need to sit for the licensing exam or be certified to apply for the CVS Diploma or AAS programs for Fall 2018. See information packet for admission requirement details.

Program Outcomes

Attrition, Job Placement, and Credential Success Rate

Class of 2020

  • 4 out of 4 students completed the program.
  • 4 out of 4 students have full-time employment.
  • 75% of the students successfully passed their exams.

Curriculum Information

Cardiovascular Sonography Diploma (D45160)
Cardiovascular Sonography, A.A.S. (A45160)
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