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Cardiovascular Sonography Associate 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.*

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.

*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 2021-2031 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

ᵊCredit hours are defined by graduation requirements and differ between the diploma and associate of science degree programs. Credit hours may be subject to change, please refer to current course catalog for more information.

‡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.

20* Mo

Months*

10%**

National Employment Demand (2021-2031)

85.5ᵊ

Credit Hours

360

Lab Hours

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Curriculum

Our associate degree program equips you to pursue a career as a cardiovascular sonographer in as few as 20 months*. When you graduate, you’ll be able to pursue career opportunities in hospitals, clinics, cardiology offices and many other care settings.†ᶛᶛ

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

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

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  2021-2031**

 

 

Note: Concorde does not guarantee employment or subsequent salary.

**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for cardiovascular sonographers 2021-2031 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

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

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