2014-2015 Catalog & Handbook 
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2014-2015 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cardiac Ultrasound Technology, 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.

·     Students who have not completed the pre-requisites listed below are required to take Health Pre-program Preparatory Coursework . Please see Admissions for additional information.

Beginning in 2015-2016, students will be required to be a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or complete STI’s HC 106 Certified Nursing Assistant course prior to beginning program-specific coursework. These students, however, will not be required to take HC 121 and HC 121L Patient Care Techniques I (course and lab). For more details, please see admissions.

  • Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL ) (You can either purchase a laptop on your own or purchase one from the STI Support Center.)


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.

It is a requirement of our CAAHEP accreditation that Cardiac Ultrasound 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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