2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    May 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Vascular Sonography, AAS

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Vascular Sonographers 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 Sonographer 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.

Please see the Cardiovascular Policy Handbook  and the Academic Handbook for the Health & Human Services Programs  for additional/adjusted rules, regulations and policies regarding the Cardiac, Invasive and Vascular programs.

SSS 100 Student Success (This class will be required of students who are not transferring in 9 college credits from an accredited institution.)

Note: This degree is a Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) program, meaning you can purchase a laptop on your own or from the Southeast Tech Support Center. 

Program Curriculum - Total Credits: 89 or 90

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Additional Information

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

Clinical placement by Program Chair.

It is a requirement of our CAAHEP accreditation that Vascular Sonography students will sit for their ARDMS board exams. Students are eligible to complete the Sonography Principles and Technology exam following completion of CV 123  Ultrasound Physics.  The Vascular Technology exam (part two) may be taken 2 months prior to graduation.  The designation of Registered Vascular Technologist by the ARDMS will be granted upon graduation.

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

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