Echocardiography AS

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    Dale Mabry
AS.CARD.TECH (77 Credit Hours) | Part of the Health and Medical Subject

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Echocardiography is a diagnostic test which uses ultrasound waves to make images of the heart chambers, valves and surrounding structures. It can measure cardiac output and is a sensitive test for fluid around the heart (pericardial effusion). It can also be used to detect abnormal anatomy or infections of the heart valves. Graduates must pass national registry examinations to become certified echocardiography technologists.

Program Handbook

Echocardiography Information Session Dates
Attendance at one of the information sessions is mandatory. Your application will not be considered complete if you have not attended an information session.

  • Monday, July 15, 2024 at 11 a.m. on Microsoft Teams

  • Monthly Mandatory Information Session Opportunities for Fall 2024 will be posted in August.

Register for an Information Session Here

These information sessions will be held online using Microsoft Teams. Please register for the information session you would like to attend. You will receive an email with instructions and a link to join the session at least 48 hours prior to your selected information session.

AS.CARD.TECH (77 Credit Hours)

This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate.  It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements.  Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as cardiovascular technologists.

Prerequisite Courses Required for Admission

†BSC 2085 Human Anatomy and Physiology I - 3 cr.
†BSC 2085L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory - 1 cr.
†BSC 2086 Human Anatomy and Physiology II - 3 cr.
†BSC 2086L Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory - 1 cr.
†ENC 1101 English Composition I - 3 cr.
†MAC 1105 College Algebra or higher math course in pathway - 3 cr.
PHY 1025 Fundamentals of Physics - 3 cr.
PHY 1025L Fundamental of Physics Laboratory - 1 cr.

Program Required Courses

YEAR I – First Semester

CVT 1000 Introduction to Cardiovascular Technology and Patient Care - 3 cr.
CVT 1191 Introduction to Cardiovascular Practicum I - 3 cr.
CVT 1261 Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology - 3 cr.
CVT 2500 Cardiovascular ECG - 3 cr.

YEAR I – Second Semester

CVT 2320 Vascular Ultrasound I - 3 cr.
CVT 2320L Introduction to Cardiovascular Practicum II - 3 cr.
CVT 2620 Cardiac Ultrasound I - 3 cr.
SON 1210 Introduction to Sonography Physics and Instrumentation - 3 cr.

YEAR I – Third Semester

†AMH 2020 Modern American History or †POS 2041, American Government - 3 cr.
CVT 2321 Vascular Ultrasound II - 3 cr.
CVT 2840 Cardiovascular Practicum I - 3 cr.
Humanities General Education CORE - 3 cr.

YEAR II – First Semester

CVT 2621 Cardiac Ultrasound II - 3 cr.
CVT 2621L Cardiac Ultrasound II Laboratory - 3 cr.
CVT 2841 Cardiovascular Practicum II - 3 cr.
CVT 2930 Seminar in Vascular Ultrasound - 3 cr.

YEAR II – Second Semester

CVT 2842 Cardiovascular Practicum III - 4 cr.
CVT 2920 Seminar in Cardiac Ultrasound - 3 cr.
SON 2211 Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation - 3 cr.
SON 2211L Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation Laboratory - 1 cr.

†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online availability may vary by academic term.

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