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Cardiovascular Sonography (Associate of Applied Science)

Achieve an Associate Degree in as few as 21 months*

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.

Serving The Greater Memphis Health Care Community

Concorde's new Cardiovascular Sonography (Associate of Applied Science) 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 (Associate of Applied Science) degree from our school.

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Curriculum

Program Overview

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.

Program Objectives

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

Career Outlook

Career Overview

Employment of Cardiovascular sonographers is projected to grow 12 percent* from 2019 to 2029, which is faster than the average for all occupations. Find out more about what a career as a CVS looks like.

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.

*Source: BLS- Occupational outlook handbook for Cardiovascular Technologists 2019-2029

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.

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