Cardiovascular Sonography Program

The Cardiovascular Program is offered to train students who are interested in majoring in cardiac ultrasound with a minor in vascular ultrasound. Today’s cardiologists also perform some vascular studies; therefore, being able to perform the basic vascular exams makes you more attractive to cardiology groups and clinics.

The first year of the program focuses on patient care, medical terminology, and cardiac training. The last two quarters are devoted to vascular didactic, scan lab training, clinical externship, and preparing for the certification exams, the registry. The student is required to take the registry with ARDMS in cardiac in the 4th quarter of the cardiac program. Upon completion of cardiovascular program the student will be eligible to apply to take the vascular registry if he or she is registered with ARDMS in cardiac.

Program Length: 18 months (36 hours per week for 72 weeks).  Total clock hours: 2592

Course Number Course Titles Quarter Total Clock Hours
ECHO 101 Adult Echo Principles and Technology 1st 132
ECHO 102 Adult Echo Scan Lab 1st 264
EKG 101 Basic EKG 1st 24
MED 101 Medical Terminology 1st 18
PC 101 Patient Care 1st 18
ECHO 201 Adult Echo Clinical Application 2nd 432
ECHO 301 Adult Echo Advanced Studies 3rd 186
ECHO 302 Adult Echo Advanced Scan Lab 3rd 174
PHY 101 Ultrasound Physics 3rd 48
ECHO 202 Adult Echo Clinical Application 4th 432
VAS 101 Vascular Principles and Technology 5th 102
VAS 102 Vascular Scan Lab 5th 294
EV 302 Echo or Vascular Registry Review 5th 36
VAS 201 Vascular Clinical Application 6th 432
EV 302 Echo or Vascular Registry Review 5th 36
TOTAL 2592