Cardiovascular Sonography

Achieve an Associate Degree in as few as 19 months*

Being a Cardiovascular Sonographer (CVS) or Cardiovascular Ultrasound Technologist, image a patient’s heart. CVS Techs capture images of the heart’s chambers, valves and blood vessels to aid a cardiologist diagnose and prepare treatment plans for patients with heart conditions, heart disease or congenital defects. 

The new Cardiovascular Sonography Associate Degree program provides you with both the key technical and soft skills that health care 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.

*Program length can vary by Location, see specific Campus Catalog for program length

Cardiovascular Sonography

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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

Do you have an Associate's degree in health care field, which is a pre-requisite for this program?