Cardiac Sonography

Cardiac Sonography Associate Degree

Cardiac sonography is an in-demand diagnostic imaging specialty. Using ultrasound equipment, cardiac sonographers conduct echocardiograms to obtain images of the heart’s structure and function. While many echocardiograms are performed on adult patients at rest or after exercise, cardiac sonographers also conduct cardiac sonograms on pediatric patients and during surgical procedures.

The Cardiac Sonography program at PA College is one of three ultrasound programs we offer, including Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Vascular Sonography. Learners who already hold an associate or bachelor’s degree, or who will met the degree requirements upon certificate completion, can earn an Academic Certificate in one year. The program prepares students to sit for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography Cardiac Sonographer exam. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the exam after completion of the program and one year of cardiac sonography employment.

Academic certificates are available in all three ultrasound specialties at PA College, offering learners the opportunity to become sought-after practitioners with multiple skill sets.

The Joint Review Commission of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC DMS) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAHHEP) do not grant accreditation at the onset of a program. The program will be applying for accreditation through the JRC DMS and the CAHHEP sometime within the first two years of the program. At the completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the national registry through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).


PA College cannot guarantee clinical rotations for students who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine.


Year One: Fall

CourseNumberTitleCredit Hours
BIO175Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
ENG100English Composition3
MAT160College Algebra3
PSY100General Psychology3
CSS101College Seminar3

Year One: Spring

CourseNumberTitleCredit Hours
BIO176Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
SOC100 or 200Intro to Soc or Cultural Diversity3
HSC101Methods of Patient Care1
HSC100Medical Terminology1

Year One: Summer I

CourseNumberTitleCredit Hours
DMS111Intro to Sonography1
HSC160Rhythm and 12 Lead ECG Analysis3
CAS113Echo Lab 11

Year Two: Fall

CourseNumberTitleCredit Hours
DMS221Ultrasound Physics3
CVT206Cardiac Anatomy & Physiology3
CASTBDEcho Hemodynamics1
CASTBDCardiac Pathophysiology I 3
CASTBDEcho Clinical I4

Year Two: Spring

CourseNumberTitleCredit Hours
PHI210Ethical and Legal Dimensions in the Health Sciences1
CASTBDCardiac Pathophysiology II3
CASTBDEcho Clinical II4
CASTBDIntro to Pediatric Echo2
CASTBDEcho Pharmacology and Therapeutic Techniques3

Year Two: Summer I

CourseNumberTitleCredit Hours
CASTBDEcho Clinical III4
Total Program Credits66

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