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2022-2023 Catalog

Cardiovascular Sonography, AS


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Program Code: 3308

Cardiovascular Sonography, the technologist works independently to use ultrasound technology to create diagnostic images of the cardiovascular system. The cardiac ultrasound or echocardiogram can identify anatomical structures, both normal and abnormal, and display cardiac function. Associated cardiac tests include exercise stress testing, 3D echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography. Noninvasive testing of the peripheral vascular system is often the first step in diagnosis of vascular disease. Aortic aneurysms, peripheral arterial disease, carotid artery stenosis and deep vein thrombosis are only a few of the pathologies than can be detected by a vascular technologist. 

The Cardiovascular Sonography Program is five semesters of classroom, laboratory, and clinical instruction. The final two semesters are spent in clinical specialization rotations in cardiovascular laboratories. Students who complete the program are awarded an Associate in Science degree of Cardiovascular Sonography. Excellent career opportunities await graduates.

This program is one of the oldest and most established programs of its type in the United States. It is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology and the Florida Department of Health. Program instruction is consistent with curriculum frameworks as administered by the Florida Department of Education. Graduates are eligible to take national certification examinations offered by ARDMS and CCI.

General Education Requirements


Communications (3 Credit Hours)


Mathematics (3 Credit Hours)


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Humanities (3 Credit Hours)


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Natural Sciences (8 Credit Hours)


Social Sciences (3 Credit Hours)


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Total General Education Hours: 20


Total Professional Core Hours: 57


Total Program Hours: 77


Note: All General Education requirements are prerequisite to entry into the program. 

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