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.
PA College cannot guarantee clinical rotations for students who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Year One: Fall
|BIO||175||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
Year One: Spring
|BIO||176||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|SOC||100 or 200||Intro to Soc or Cultural Diversity||3|
|HSC||101||Methods of Patient Care||1|
Year One: Summer I
|DMS||111||Intro to Sonography||1|
|HSC||160||Rhythm and 12 Lead ECG Analysis||3|
|CAS||113||Echo Lab 1||1|
Year Two: Fall
|CVT||206||Cardiac Anatomy & Physiology||3|
|CAS||TBD||Cardiac Pathophysiology I||3|
|CAS||TBD||Echo Lab II||1|
|CAS||TBD||Echo Clinical I||4|
Year Two: Spring
|PHI||210||Ethical and Legal Dimensions in the Health Sciences||1|
|CAS||TBD||Cardiac Pathophysiology II||3|
|CAS||TBD||Echo Lab III||1|
|CAS||TBD||Echo Clinical II||4|
|CAS||TBD||Intro to Pediatric Echo||2|
|CAS||TBD||Echo Pharmacology and Therapeutic Techniques||3|
Year Two: Summer I
|CAS||TBD||Echo Clinical III||4|
|Total Program Credits||66|
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Veronica Eubanks, BSBA, RDCS
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