The Cardiovascular Sonography program prepares individuals to function in the professional medical community as clinically competent, entry-level sonographers. Knowledge and skills 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
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE EACH ACADEMIC YEAR
The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs .
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.
Attrition, Job Placement, and Credential Success Rate
Class of 2019
- 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 InformationCardiovascular Sonography Diploma (D45160)
Cardiovascular Sonography, A.A.S. (A45160)