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  Jul 24, 2017
 
2013-2014 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Vascular Ultrasound Technology, AAS


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Vascular Technologists perform various diagnostic medical procedures through the use of high frequency sound waves to produce dynamic visual images of organs, tissues, or blood flow inside the body that are used by physicians to make a medical diagnosis. Evaluation and analysis of the hemodynamics (blood flow) of peripheral and abdominal blood vessels will be evaluated through the use of high-tech, non-imaging and imaging instrumentation. The Vascular Technologist must be able to obtain accurate patient history, perform high-tech diagnostic procedures, analyze technical information and summarize technical findings to the physician, provide quality patient care and collaborating with physicians and other members of the health team.

Clinical Affiliation: Students will be placed in a clinical affiliation for 7 months in medical centers throughout the United States. If a student does not complete specialty cardiovascular classes in three consecutive semesters, faculty and administration will determine whether courses must be repeated before enrolling in clinical internship.

Background check and drug screenings are required for this program.

  • Southeast Tech Laptop Required

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Vascular Ultrasound Technology, a student will be able to:

Science & Technology

  • Recognize and understand cardiovascular anatomy.
  • Operate and understand vascular equipment to obtain diagnostic data.
  • Measure and calculate data obtained from various diagnostic modalities.
  • Apply principles of ultrasound physics to each scan.
  • Apply vascular hemodynamic principles when gathering Doppler information.

 Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

  • Understand and recognize cardiovascular pathophysiologies using various imaging modalities.
  • Understand appropriate diagnostic and interventional studies for various cardiovascular disease states.
  • Safely operate and troubleshoot equipment problems appropriately.
  • Interpret various vascular studies.

 Professionalism

  • Exhibit strong work ethic, self-esteem, integrity, honesty, sociability and interpersonal skills.
  • Exhibit an awareness and respect for cultural diversity.
  • Network with coworkers, support staff and physicians.
  • Encourage involvement on committees through student organizations.
  • Show compassion for patients.
  • Provide quality and friendly service.
  • Treat patients with dignity and respect. 
  • Work with clients in diverse situations, exhibit flexibility, and adaptability.
  • Plan for advancement and professional development by setting goals, by continuing training, exploring new technology, conduct research and learning of opportunities for career.

 Communication

  • Communicate in a professional manner.
  • Follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Communicate appropriate information to patients and family in an empathetic and confidential manner.
  • Be accurate and coherent in written documentation.
  • Deliver group presentations on cardiovascular topics within the classroom environment.

Program Curriculum - Total Credits: 99


Prerequisites to Vascular Ultrasound


Summer Semester


Additional Information


Requirements: Achievement of a grade of “C” or higher for Prerequisites to Prerequisites to Vascular Ultrasound (CHEM, PHYS and MATH) SSS, HC, CV and CVP courses.

Clinical placement by Program Chair.

Registry Requirement: In order to maintain CAAHEP accreditation, all Cardiovascular graduates must take a registry examination at the earliest possible date after completion of the Cardiovascular program.

Students entering a program in any semester other than outlined may not graduate in the expected amount of time.

Estimated total program fees


Tuition $10,296
Fees $8,811
Books and Supplies $2,500
Laptop $ 840
Moving & Travel $ 3,000
Physical and Immunizations $ 100
Background Check/Drug Screen $ 120
Other $ 355
TOTAL $26,022

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