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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.

Update for Fall 2023

The PSB company ceased to offer its test products effective August 31, 2022. Therefore, the CFCC health science/nursing faculty and Student Services units rolled out new testing guidelines for health science and nursing applicants. The TEAS test (by ATI; versions 6 and 7) will be used in place of the PSB.

Summary of the changes for 2023
  • Students must have the TEAS test(s) completed and meet the cut-off score and all other minimum requirements prior to filing an Intent (specific for each program).
  • The 9-digit TEAS student number and test date will be required on the Intent form. An official score report must be on file at (or accessible to) CFCC before filing the Intent AND before the end of the application period.
  • Applicants may test numerous times (no limits) and should use the highest test as part of their Intent (the form has been changed to require this information; only one set of scores should be submitted)
  • There is only one TEAS test that will be used by the nursing and health science majors.
  • See application deadlines below.
  • Students may test in various ways as this test is not “by invitation only”. They may visit the CFCC Testing Services website and schedule a test to be taken at CFCC ($85.00), test remotely ($115.00), use a PSI testing site ($115.00), or test at another college or university (costs vary).
  • Information packets and Point Count Sheets for 2023 are forthcoming.

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 12, 2023 – March 31, 2023
Information Sessions
Information sessions are being held virtually. No appointment is needed. These sessions are for the Cardiovascular Sonography AAS and Diploma programs.

Thu Oct. 6, 2022 12 p.m. Access the Info Session
Thu March 2, 2023 12:00 p.m. Access the Info 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.

Program Outcomes

Attrition, Job Placement, and Credential Success Rate

Class of 2022

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

Curriculum Information

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