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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 prepares individuals to function in the professional medical community as clinically competent, entry-level sonographers. This knowledge and skill are obtained through in-depth instruction in the classroom, as well as hands-on experience in 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

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs .

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park St.
Clearwater, FL 33756

Quick information

Application Period
November 11, 2019 – March 20, 2020
Information Sessions
Information sessions are held in room U-387. No appointment is needed. These sessions are for the Cardiovascular Sonography AAS and Diploma programs.

Wed Sept 26, 2019 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Wed Sept 26, 2019 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mon Mar 5, 2020 12:00 – 1:00 pm

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.

Student Success
  • 3 out of 3 students completed the program.
  • 3 out of 3 students have full-time employment.
  • 100% of the students successfully passed their exams.

Curriculum Information

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