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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 Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350, http://www.caahep.org, upon recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS). 6021 University Blvd., Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043, (443) 973-3251. 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


CoursesCredits
ENG101Crit Thinking & Acad Writing3
ENG102Composition and Research3
PSY121General Psychology3
SOC213Ethical Issues in Health Care3
SSC100First Year Seminar1
MAT153College Math and Statistics4
or
MAT180College Algebra4

PROGRAM/MAJOR COURSES


CoursesCredits
CVS109Intro to Clin Internship II1
CVS201Clinical Internship I3
CVS202Clinical Internship II7
CVS203Clinical Internship III7
CVS210Scanning Applications1
DMS106Intro-Patient Care/Sonography3
DMS108Intro to Clin Internship I1
DMS110Acoustical Physics3
DMS230Special Topics2
ECH111Echocardiography Techniques I3
ECH112Echocardiography Techniques II3
ECH213Echocardiography Technique III3
VAS111Vascular Techniques I3
VAS112Vascular Techniques II3
VAS213Vascular Techniques III3

PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES


CoursesCredits
BIO100Medical Terminology3
BIO120Anatomy and Physiology I5
BIO121Anatomy and Physiology II5
BIO130Disease Proc/Pathophysiology3
CHM110General Chemistry4
HLH215Cardiovascular Monitoring2
PHY111Conceptual Physics4