2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    May 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cardiac Sonography, AAS

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Echocardiography is an imaging technology that plays an important role in the diagnosis of all forms of heart disease.  The cardiac sonographer obtains structural, functional, and hemodynamic information about the cardiovascular system for interpretation by a cardiologist.  Our program provides hands-on scanning with an academic curriculum in echocardiographic principles, technology, ultrasound physics and instrumentation. 

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 checks 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: 88 or 89

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Additional Information

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

Clinical placement by Program Chair.

It is a requirement of our CAAHEP accreditation that Cardiac 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 Adult Echocardiography exam (part two) may be taken 2 months prior to graduation.  The designation of Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer 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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