A.A.S. Program Course List

Allied Health

Cardiovascular Sonography

A.A.S. Degree (W)

Sonography is the art and science of employing high frequency sound waves to image organs, vessels, masses, and fluid accumulations within the body. The Cardiovascular Sonography program at the Wilmington Campus provides comprehensive educational experiences that enable qualified students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to be eligible for licensure and employment as entry level diagnostic cardiac sonographers and vascular technologists. The cardiovascular program focuses on procedures that help to diagnose abnormalities related to heart and vascular diseases. The cardiovascular program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS) 6021 University Blvd., Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043, (443) 973-3251 of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 1361 Part Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727)210-2350. Graduates may take the national certification in cardiac and vascular sonography. Courses are offered on campus and a variety of clinical affiliates. Academically ready students can apply to the program following the guidelines of the Allied Health competitive admission process. Interested applicants should review the information provided here and contact their program advisor for application requirements.

CORE COURSES

Courses Credits
ENG 101 Crit Thinking & Acad Writing 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
SOC 213 Ethical Issues in Health Care 3
MAT 153 College Math and Statistics 4
or
MAT 181 Algebra and Trigonometry I 4

PROGRAM/MAJOR COURSES

Courses Credits
CVS 109 Intro to Clin Internship II 1
CVS 201 Clinical Internship I 3
CVS 202 Clinical Internship II 7
CVS 203 Clinical Internship III 7
CVS 210 Scanning Applications 1
DMS 106 Intro-Patient Care/Sonography 3
DMS 108 Intro to Clin Internship I 1
DMS 110 Acoustical Physics 3
DMS 230 Special Topics 2
ECH 111 Echocardiography Techniques I 3
ECH 112 Echocardiography Techniques II 3
ECH 213 Echocardiography Technique III 3
HLH 215 Cardiovascular Monitoring 2
VAS 111 Vascular Techniques I 3
VAS 112 Vascular Techniques II 3
VAS 213 Vascular Techniques III 3

PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES

Courses Credits
BIO 100 Medical Terminology 3
BIO 120 Anatomy and Physiology I 5
BIO 121 Anatomy and Physiology II 5
BIO 130 Disease Proc/Pathophysiology 3
CHM 110 General Chemistry 4
PHY 111 Conceptual Physics 4