2019-2020 College Catalog

Cardiovascular Sonography (A45160)

Associate Degree Program

Career Information

The Cardiovascular Sonography curriculum provides the individual with the knowledge and skills necessary to acquire, process, and evaluate the human heart and vascular structures. A cardiovascular sonographer uses high frequency sound waves to produce images of the heart and vascular structures. Course work includes effective communication and patient care skills combined with a knowledge of physics, human anatomy, physiology, and pathology, all of which are essential to obtaining high quality sonographic images. Graduates may be eligible to apply to the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers for examinations in physics, cardiovascular physics, vascular physics, and adult echocardiography. Graduates may find employment in hospitals, physicians’ offices, mobile services, and educational institutions.

The Medical Sonography and Cardiovascular Sonography programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (www.jrcdms.org).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) at 25400 US Hwy 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org

Special Admission Requirements

  • Application
  • High school transcript/Adult high school diploma/high school equivalency
  • College transcripts
  • Placement tests
  • View information session online
  • Hospital visit arranged by admissions counselor (degree program)
  • Interview with program director (degree program)
  • MAR (Minimum Admission Requirements) Review
  • Health form after acceptance (degree program)
  • Current Certification in CPR after acceptance (degree program)
  • Criminal background checks/drug screening after acceptance

The following courses are prerequisite courses and must be taken with a minimum grade of “C” prior to admission to the Cardiovascular Sonography Program:

ClassLabCredit
ACA 115Success & Study Skills02

1

or

ACA 122College Transfer Success02

1

BIO 163Basic Anatomy & Physiology42

5

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry30

3

MAT 121Algebra/Trigonometry I22

3

PHY 110Conceptual Physics30

3

PHY 110AConceptual Physics Lab02

1

Semester Total:12816

Fall Semester I

ClassLabCredit
COM 120Intro to Interpersonal Communication30

3

CVS 160Cardiovascular Sonography Clinical Education I013

5

CVS 163Echo I32

4

Semester Total:61512

Spring Semester I

ClassLabCredit
CVS 161CVS Clinical Education II024

8

CVS 164Echo II32

4

SON 111Sonographic Physics33

4

Semester Total:62916

Summer Semester I

ClassLabCredit
CIS 113Computer Basics02

1

CVS 162CVS Clinical Education III015

5

Semester Total:0176

Fall Semester II

ClassLabCredit
CVS 260CVS Clinical Education IV024

8

SON 250Vascular Sonography13

2

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3 ,0, 3)30

3

Semester Total:42713

Spring Semester II

ClassLabCredit
CVS 261CVS Clinical Education V024

8

CVS 277Cardiovascular Topics20

2

PSY 150General Psychology30

3

Semester Total:52413
Total Hours: 3312076