Overview

This specialty certificate trains students to identify image-standard views, monitor flow patterns, evaluate heart valves, learn the cardiac cycle, and determine the pathology of the heart.

Cardiovascular Sonographer is a skilled member of the diagnostic health care team. The sonographer must possess in-depth knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and pathology to apply to image and physiological procedures. As there are several specialties within the realm of ultrasound, a sonographer’s specific specialty area(s) will be determined by personal interests, background, and training. The sonographer comes into close contact with patients, which necessitates excellent interpersonal skills.

Procedures are performed with real-time B-mode, M-mode, and Doppler instrumentation, utilizing a transducer assembly against the anatomical part of the interest and recording the images with ancillary devices, such as laser disks, video recorders, and color printers. Noninvasive peripheral vascular studies also utilize blood pressure cuffs and other devices for assessing hemodynamic properties.

All courses in the curriculum must be passed with a grade of “C” or higher in order to proceed to the next course in the sequence.

Admissions Requirements

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How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

Tuition Assistance
Training Resources

Questions?
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
2.60 26

Echocardiography I

The first in a 3-part series, this class covers the basic protocols for performing echocardiograms and normal sonographic anatomy & physiology pertaining to echocardiography.

Classroom

ID: CECVS-527

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
2.60 26

Vascular Sonography I

This course explains the basic protocols for performing vascular sonography, testing examinations, indications, history, and physical examinations will be covered.

Classroom

ID: CECVS-528

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Sonography Physics I

This is a continuation of pulse-echo instrumentation including harmonics, image artifacts and color flow imaging with Doppler instrumentation, bioeffects and safety in ultrasound imaging, and quality management applied to Sonography. NULL

Classroom

ID: CECVS-533

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$0.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Cardiovascular Sonographer

The cardiovascular sonographer works to produce ultrasonic recordings of the heart and vessels for use by physicians. The sonographer works in a hospital or clinic setting and interacts with patients directly to obtain a variety of these high-quality images.

Average Annual Salary

$58,681

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Hospitals
  • Medical Clinics

What’s next after I complete this program?

Enter The Workforce

Cardiovascular Sonographers may be employed in hospitals, clinics, private offices, and industry. There is also a need for suitably qualified educators, researchers, and administrators. The demand for registered Sonographers/Technologists continues to exceed the supply.