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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. *Program length can vary by Location, see specific Campus Catalog for program length
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Cardiovascular Sonography
(Associate of Applied Science)

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Curriculum

Program Overview

The Cardiovascular sonography (Associate of Applied Science) helps teach students how to 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 (Assocaite of Applied Science) 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.

Accreditation and Licensure

Accreditation

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FAQ

How Long Is The Cardiovascular Sonography (Associate of Applied Science) Program at Concorde?

The Cardiovascular sonography associate program at Concorde can be completed in as little as 21 months (about 8 terms).

When Does Concorde’s Cardiovascular Sonography (Associate of Applied Science) Program Start?

Contact us to find out when the Cardiovascular Sonography program starts at a Concorde campus location near you.

What is the Cardiovascular Sonography (Associate of Applied Science) career outlook?

According to BLS.gov, the Cardiovascular sonography job field is estimated to grow by 12 percent through 2029. As the large baby-boom population ages, the need to diagnose medical conditions, such as blood clots and heart disease, will increase and imaging technology is a tool used in making these diagnoses.

Why should I become a Cardiovascualr Sonography (Associate of Applied Science)?

If you are looking for an employment opportunity experiencing growth, cardiovascular sonography is one to consider. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) there is an estimated 12% growth in employment over the next few years. As a sonographer, you will aid in the diagnosis process and help patients on the road to recovery.

Does Concorde offer Cardiovascular Sonography (Associate of Applied Science) externships?

Concorde incorporates real-world training and off-site clinical experiences in our programs.

How much is tuition for Concorde’s Cardiovascular Sonography (Associate of Applied Science) program?

For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.

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