PREPARE FOR A NEW CAREER SOONER THAN YOU THINK
Are you interested in technology and want to help people? Cardiovascular Sonographers use imaging technology to help physicians diagnose a patient's heart problems. The details give cardiologists a detailed look inside heart, allowing them to diagnose and develop treatment plans.
As a Cardiovascular Sonographer (CVS), also known as an Echocardiographer, Cardiac Sonographer, or a Cardiovascular Ultrasound Technologist, you're trained to use imaging technology to help physicians diagnose heart problems in patients. Cardiac Sonographers capture images of the heart's chambers, valves and blood vessels to aid a cardiologist to diagnose and prepare treatment plans for patients with heart conditions, heart disease or congenital defects.
Concorde Career College's new Cardiovascular Sonography Associate Degree program provides you with both the key technical and soft skills that healthcare providers demand. Heart health and treatment begin with awareness. In less than two years, you could be ready to pursue a rewarding career in diagnostic medicine with your Cardiovascular Sonography degree from our school.
*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.
**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for cardiovascular sonographers 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.
†Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.
ᶛ Externships are a non-paid in-person learning experience, who's length and location may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee externship placement, graduation, post-externship employment or salary outcomes.
ᶛᶛClinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes.
‡Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
National Employment Demand (2021-2031)
Cardiovascular sonographers use special imaging equipment that directs sound waves into a patient’s body (in a procedure commonly known as an ultrasound, sonogram, or echocardiogram) to assess and diagnose various medical conditions.
The Cardiovascular Sonography curriculum integrates didactic and clinical instruction with increasing expectations at each level. Clinical sites utilized by the program are geographically dispersed. Students may have to travel outside of the local area for clinical placements.
To prepare competent entry-level cardiac sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
Graduates of this program will develop skills to:
- Be clinically competent to perform appropriate procedures and record anatomic, pathologic, and/or physiologic data;
- Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to exercise discretion and judgment in performance of diagnostic sonography;
- Demonstrate appropriate communication skills; and
- Demonstrate professionalism and growth in the profession
As our population grows, the need to diagnose medical conditions - such as blood clots and heart disease - will likely increase. In the health care settings where there is a need for an alternative for imaging techniques besides radiation, cardiovascular sonographers, will prove to be valuable because imaging technology is a tool used to help make diagnoses.
Cardiovascular Sonography Program FAQ
Frequently asked questions and answers.