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Cardiovascular Sonography Degree

The Cardiovascular Sonography curriculum provides the individual with the knowledge and skills necessary to acquire, process, and evaluate the human heart and vascular structures. A cardiovascular sonographer uses high frequency sound waves to produce images of the heart and vascular structures.

Course work includes effective communication and patient care skills combined with a knowledge of physics, human anatomy, physiology, and pathology, all of which are essential to obtaining high quality sonographic images.

Graduates may be eligible to apply to the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers for examinations in physics, cardiovascular physics, vascular physics, and adult echocardiography. Graduates may find employment in hospitals, physicians? offices, mobile services, and educational institutions.


Pre-Requisite Courses

Course Credits
BIO-163 - Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5
COM-231 - Public Speaking 3
MAT-152 - Statistical Methods I 4
PHY-110 - Conceptual Physics 3
PHY-110A - Conceptual Physics Lab 1
Total Credit Hours 16

* Please note: BIO-163 OR BIO-168 AND BIO-169
MAT-152 OR College level Statistics OR College level Algebra
PHY-110A OR College level Physics
Pre-Requisite courses must be taken prior to program application deadline date

Fall Semester 1

Course Credits
CVS-160 - Cardiovascular Sonography Clinical Education I 5
CVS-163 - Echo I 4
MAT-143 - Quantitative Literacy 3
-OR- MAT-171 - Precalculus Algebra 4
SON-112 - Sonographic Terminology 1
SON-271 - Doppler Sonography Topics 2
Total Credit Hours 15/16

Spring Semester 1

Course Credits
CVS-161 - CVS Clinical Education II 8
CVS-164 - Echo II 4
SON-111 - Sonographic Physics 4
Total Credit Hours 16


Course Credits
CVS-162 - CVS Clinical Education III 5
Total Credit Hours 5

Fall Semester 2

Course Credits
CVS-260 - CVS Clinical Education IV 8
PHI-240 - Introduction to Ethics 3
SON-250 - Vascular Sonography 2
Total Credit Hours 13

Spring Semester 2

Course Credits
CVS-261 - CVS Clinical Education V 8
CVS-277 - Cardiovascular Topics 2
ENG-112 - Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3
SON-273 - Adv Vascular Sonography 3
Total Credit Hours 19