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Cardiovascular Sonography, AAS (A45160)


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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.

Total: 59 Credit Hours


General Education Courses


Total: 15 Credit Hours


Other Required Courses


Total: 1 Credit Hour


Total Credits for AAS Degree: 75


*Recommended Elective & General Education Options:


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Students making satisfactory progress should complete this program in five semesters. Additional time may be needed to complete general education requirements.

This program has special admissions requirements. These requirements are in addition to those completed for the College. Please visit www.pittcc.edu to review the requirements (click on Health Sciences > Admissions).

The Cardiovascular Sonography/Echocardiography program is accredited by the Commission of the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) by recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).

CAAHEP JRC-DMS
9355 113th St. N                                      6021 University Blvd
#7709 Suite 500
Seminole, FL 33775 Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: 727-210-2350 Phone: 443-973-3251
Fax: 727-210-2345 Fax: 866-738-3444
Email: mail@caahep.org Email: mail@jrcdms.org
Website: www.caahep.org Website: www.jrcdms.org

The medical advisor for this program is Michael K Smith, MD, FACC.

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