Technical Certificate of Credit
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in cooperation with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
The Cardiovascular Sonography program is a 12-month advanced certificate program providing specialty education for post-associate healthcare professionals and preparation for certification by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in the specialty categories of Echocardiography, Vascular Technology, and Physics. Classes are conducted two or three days every other week, with clinical experience obtained at approved clinic affiliates within the region.
A minimum grade of “C” is required in each course. Full-time status is required for those who have no previous experience in sonography. Applicants who have worked as diagnostic medical sonographers may qualify for part-time status, or those who have been working for a minimum of one year in the field may potentially qualify for non-traditional working status.
A class will be accepted each year for fall admission, rotating between the general sonography program offering and the cardiovascular program offering. Diagnostic Medical Sonography is also offered as a 12-month Technical Certificate located in the A.A.S. degrees and technical certificates section of this catalog.
Additional admission procedures are required for this program. Applicants must have a minimium of an Associate in Applied Science degree in a patient care field and be licensed in that field to qualify for this program. The deadline for priority consideration is March 15.Detailed admission requirements can be found on the Cardiovascular Sonography Website.