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Cardiovascular Sonography Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

San Antonio, TX

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.


Help Diagnose and Treat Heart Problems Through Ultrasound Imaging

  • Gain skills to conduct ultrasound images of the heart and vascular system, including echocardiograms.
  • Learn how to evaluate test quality, record data and produce reports for physicians and other care team members.
  • Complete your degree in as few as 20-months of study.

San Antonio Cardiovascular Sonography Associate of Applied Science Degree Program Overview

Cardiovascular sonographers (CVS) help diagnose problems with the heart and vascular system (veins, arteries, etc.). They use ultrasound waves to create images and video of how the heart functions so physicians can identify and treat problems with their patients, such as clogged arteries, blood clots, deep vein thromboses, irregular heartbeats, and more.

The CVS degree at Concorde in San Antonio teaches you fundamental cardiovascular medicine concepts and practical techniques for taking heart sonograms, echocardiograms, vascular sonograms, and more. You’ll also learn how to record and evaluate data gathered during your tests.


Take the Next Step Now

Want a career with real heart? Get in touch with Concorde San Antonio today to find out if our CVS associate degree program is right for you.

20

Months

10%

National Employment Demand (2022-2032)

85.5

Credit Hours

360

Lab Hours

960

Clinical Hours

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Curriculum

Heart and Circulatory Diagnostic Sonography 

Concorde San Antonio's Cardiovascular Sonography Associate Degree program covers cardiac and vascular anatomy and physiology, techniques for performing ultrasound imaging of various body structures, and general education topics.

You can earn your associate degree in as few as 20-months.

  • Cardiac Sonography
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • General Vascular Sonography
  • Physics and Instrumentation
  • Registry Review
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology

360

Lab Hours

Hands-on On-Campus

Practice what you've learned on-campus through lab and patient simulations.

960

Clinical Hours

Real-World Application

Apply what you've learned in clinical settings working with real patients under the guidance of health care professionals .


Cardiovascular Sonography Associate of Applied Science Degree Program Delivery

The Cardiovascular Sonography program is delivered in a blended format. Courses are delivered entirely online, entirely on-ground or with an appropriate blend of both online and on-ground hours in the same course.

Online Coursework Hours 35.6%

Of the 2,175 program hours, a maximum of 775 course hours (35.6%) may be offered online (including general education courses).

San Antonio may opt to deliver general education courses either online or on-ground depending on local need and availability,

Online Success Coach Support

Students are not alone, you'll have access to many resources to help you throughout your program of study. Key to your success is your dedicated Online Success Coach, who will help you get comfortable with virtual learning, accessing resources and troubleshooting challenges. For some they are someone to turn to when things get hard and to cheer you on too.

 


San Antonio Campus Cardiovascular Sonography Degree Program Objectives

To prepare competent entry-level sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains for the following concentration it offers: Adult Cardiovascular Sonography

Cardiovascular Sonography Graduates 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

Demand for Cardiovascular Sonographers

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.

10%

Projected national job demand for sonographers from 2022-2032 

Where Cardiovascular Sonographers Work

  • Hospitals
  • Doctors' Offices
  • Medical Clinics
  • Diagnostic Imaging Centers

 

Note: Concorde does not guarantee employment or subsequent salary.

  1. **Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics- healthcare occupational outlook handbook, the national projected job demand between 2022-2032 for diagnostic medical sonographers, cardiovascular technologists and technicians, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm. Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

Address and Hours

San Antonio Campus

4803 NW Loop 410
Suite 200
San Antonio, Texas 78229

PH: (210) 598-8090
FX: (210) 428-2060

Campus Hours of Operation

Monday7:30 am - 7 pm
Tuesday7:30 am - 7 pm
Wednesday7:30 am - 7 pm
Thursday7:30 am - 7 pm
Friday8 am - 5 pm
SaturdayBy Appointment
SundayClosed

Note: The Concorde San Antonio campus is a  branch of the Kansas City, MO campus.

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.

Accreditation

Accreditation and licensure are an important part of an academic institution’s operation. Visit our Accreditations and Licensure page for more details about our accreditations and licensure.

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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.

  3. Financial aid is available to those who qualify but may not be available for all programs. Concorde does not guarantee financial aid or scholarship awards or amounts.

  4. Clinical 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.

  5. 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.