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Grand Opening for Cardiovascular Sonography Program at Concorde-Aurora

Concorde Staff

Concorde Staff

Updated March 31, 2022. The information contained in this blog is current and accurate as of this date.

Concorde Career Colleges hosted the grand opening for the Cardiovascular Sonography (CVS) Program at its Aurora campus, 111 N. Havana Street, on March 11, 2022. During a tour of the newly constructed lab and classroom spaces, visitors learned what it’s like to use imaging equipment, which helps physicians diagnose heart problems in patients, and saw a glimpse into the hands-on training offered at Concorde-Aurora. 

The accelerated Cardiovascular Sonography Program will help address the growing occupational need for diagnostic medical sonographers. CVS faculty answered questions about the program, including requirements and sonography material, to help students understand the critical role of a cardiovascular sonographer.

“Most people, unless they have a personal experience in cardiology, don’t know what an echocardiogram is or the importance of vascular ultrasound,” said Karie Anderson, Cardiovascular Sonography Program Director at Concorde-Aurora. “Educating people on what cardiovascular sonography is can help bring more attention to a very important piece of healthcare that the average person may not even know exists.”

According to the U.S. Bureau Labor of Statistics, an average of about 12,000 openings for medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians are projected each year, as a result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force.

“Getting new sonographers out in the field working will help ease the strain on clinics that may feel understaffed,” said Anderson. 

The program began in November 2021, with two terms, consisting of 9 weeks and 3 days each, of online education studies. These students will practice hands-on training in April 2022 while a new group begins online coursework for the 8-term program.

If you would like to learn more about programs offered at Concorde’s Aurora location, call 720-808-0455 or visit

**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for cardiovascular sonographers 2020-2030,

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  1. Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.

  2. Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.

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