Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Degree Program
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
A Sonography School in TexasThe 65SCH Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program prepares individuals for a career as a Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (Echocardiographer). A registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer is able to perform echocardiography in the hospital, clinic and office setting, under the supervision of a physician.
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What Will I Learn?Through classroom study and supervised clinical experience, the cardiac sonographer learns to perform cardiovascular examinations to produce pictures of the heart and great vessels, using high frequency sound waves. These examination are used to diagnose congenital heart disease, valvular disease, pericardial disease, cardiomyophthy and other cardiovascular disease. Types of examinations include 2D and 3D Echo, M-Mode, color flow and spectral Doppler, as well as Transesophageal and stress echoes. The Cardiac Sonographer may work in hospitals, clinics and physicians’ offices.
What Can I Do With This Degree?The registered cardiac sonographer is able to work in hospitals, clinic and physician’s offices, performing echocardiograms, transesophageal and stress echoes.
Degree RequirementsA minimum grade of 'C' must be earned in all courses required for graduation. In addition, a grade point average of 2.5 must be maintained while enrolled in the program. Students successfully completing the program will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography.
Application deadline is April 1st of each year. Your completed packet must be turned in to the sonography department, including official transcripts, current CPR card, 24 hours observation, and background check.