2013-2014 Catalog & Handbook 
    Jul 09, 2020  
2013-2014 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cardiac Ultrasound Technology, AAS

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The Cardiac Sonographer uses ultrasound to evaluate heart function. Through the use of high frequency sound waves, the sonographer can assess the heart chambers, valves and great vessels. Hemodynamics or blood flow through the heart is measured with Doppler technology. Sonographers work closely with patients throughout the procedure. Sonographers archive pertinent data for review and interpretation by a physician. They may also assist physicians with other cardiac procedures.

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.

  • Southeast Tech Laptop Required

Learning Outcomes

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

Science & Technology

  • Recognize and make a distinction between normal cardiovascular anatomy and cardiovascular pathology.
  • Become proficient in the operation of cardiac ultrasound equipment.
  • Master scanning techniques for precise documentation and measurement of cardiac structures.
  • Apply pathology-appropriate echocardiography quantification.

Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

  • Choose and apply appropriate quantification techniques when faced with specific cardiovascular disease states.
  • Improve critical thinking skills by analyzing all facets of cardiac ultrasound applications. 


  • Communicate in a professional manner.
  • Follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Demonstrate accuracy in written documentation.
  • Demonstrate an ability to participate in group presentations.

Program Curriculum - Total Credits: 98

Prerequisites to Cardiovascular

Summer Semester

Additional Information

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

Clinical placement by Program Chair.

Registry Requirement: In order to maintain CAAHEP accreditation, all Cardio-vascular 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 $10,192
Fees $8,722
Books and Supplies $2,550
Laptop $ 840
Moving & Travel $ 3,000
Physical and Immunizations $ 100
Background Check/Drug Screen $ 120
Other $ 355
TOTAL $25,879


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