Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography Associate Degree Program
Stautzenberger College offers a comprehensive, hands-on program to help you develop the skills to work as a cardiovascular medical sonographer using ultrasound imaging equipment to “see” inside the body non-invasively.
The Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT) and CAAHEP’s Board of Directors.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350
Program length – 21 months
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The program includes a blend of academic and clinical classes to help you understand the art and science of sonography. You’ll study cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, cardiovascular pathology, EKG interpretation, patient care, and common protocols for cardiovascular exams. The program includes an externship component, which includes a progressive supervised clinical training experience in a clinical environment.
This comprehensive program also includes course work in general education to meet the requirements of an associate degree.
Also known as cardiac ultrasound technicians, diagnostic cardiovascular sonography is one of the most dynamic and fascinating careers available in medical imaging. The cardiovascular sonographer operates highly technical equipment using high frequency sound waves, commonly known as ultrasound, to produce accurate and appropriate anatomic and physiologic images that aid the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions associated with the cardiovascular system. Sonographers may work in different environments, including hospitals, cardiovascular clinics and independent cardiac testing centers.
Demand for diagnostic medical sonographers is expected to grow by 14% with 27,500 new job openings through 2024.1
1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16