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Vascular Sonography Associate Degree

Vascular Ultrasound Technologists use their unique expertise to examine the veins and arteries of patients, making sure their blood is flowing as it should.

In the region’s only vascular sonography program, you’ll learn the specialized skills to conduct ultrasounds on veins and arteries throughout the body. Our hands-on vascular ultrasound courses include clinical rotations through a variety of health care facilities, as well as experiential learning through vascular scanning in our on-campus ultrasound suite.

With vascular sonographer training, you’ll use your expertise to monitor circulation, check for blood clots or narrowing vessels, support surgeons during stent or graft placement procedures, and more.

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

Accreditation

The General VAS Program at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).

CAAHEP
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
727-210-2350

JRC-DMS
6021 University Blvd., Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043
443-973-3251

Curriculum

First Year: Associate in Applied Science Degree Total Credits: 33

Fall SemesterCredits
BIO 175Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
ENG 100English Composition3
MAT 160College Algebra3
PSY 100General Psychology3
Elective3
Total16
Spring SemesterCredits
BIO 176Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
HSC 100Medical Terminology1
HSC 101Methods of Patient Care1
PHY 150Physics3
SOC 100 or SOC 200Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Diversity3
Total12
Summer Session IICredits
DMS 111Introduction to Sonography1
VAS 112Vascular Procedures I3
VAS 113Vascular Lab I1
Total5
Total Combined Credits33

Second Year: Associate in Applied Science Degree Total Credits: 33

Fall SemesterCredits
CIS 221Cadiac A&P3
DMS 221Ultrasound Physics3
DMS 227Common Vascular Procedures1
PHI 210Ethical and Legal Dimensions in the Health Sciences1
VAS 227Vascular Procedures II3
VAS 225Vascular Lab II1
VAS 224Vascular Clinical I4
Total16
Spring SemesterCredits
VAS 228Vascular Clinical II4
VAS 229Vascular Lab III1
VAS 230Vascular Advanced Topics3
VAS 231Vascular Review3
Total11
Summer Session I & II CombinedCredits
VAS 232Vascular Clinical III6
Total6
Total Combined Credits66

NEW - First Year: Associate in Applied Science Degree* Total Credits: 34

Starting Fall 2022

Fall SemesterCredits
BIO 175Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
CSS 101College Studies Seminar3
ENG 100English Composition3
MAT 160College Algebra3
PSY 100General Psychology3
Total16
Spring SemesterCredits
BIO 176Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
HSC 100Medical Terminology1
HSC 101Methods of Patient Care1
PHY 150Physics3
SOC 100 or SOC 200Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Diversity3
PHI 210Ethical and Legal Dimensions in the Health Sciences1
Total13
Summer Session IICredits
DMS 111Introduction to Sonography1
VAS 112Vascular Procedures I3
VAS 113Vascular Lab I1
Total5
Total Combined Credits34

NEW - Second Year: Associate in Applied Science Degree* Total Credits: 32

Starting Fall 2022

Fall SemesterCredits
CVT 206Cadiac A&P3
DMS 221Ultrasound Physics3
DMS 227Common Vascular Procedures1
VAS 224Vascular Sonography Clinical I4
VAS 225Vascular Sonography Lab II1
VAS 227Vascular Sonography Procedures II3
Total15
Spring SemesterCredits
VAS 228Vascular Sonography Clinical II6
VAS 229Vascular Sonography Lab III1
VAS 230Vascular Sonography Advanced Topics3
VAS 231Vascular Sonography Review3
Total13
Summer Session I Credits
VAS 232Vascular Sonography Clinical III4
Total4
Total Combined Credits66

* Students starting the VAS program prior to August 2022 (Academic Year 2022/2023), please refer to curriculum in the College Catalog for the year you were admitted.

Meet Your Faculty

Kathryn Zale

Kathryn E. Zale, MS, BA, RDMS, RVT

Diagnostic Medical Sonography/ Vascular Sonography Instructor

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Mary Stroik

Maryglo Stroik, MHA, RVT, RDMS, RT(R)

Program Director - Vascular Sonography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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Tawni Welsh, BS, RDMS, RVT

Tawni Welsh, BS, RDMS, RVT

Clinical Coordinator - Vascular Sonography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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