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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.


The Vascular DMS Program at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences has a site visit scheduled for pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org). This step in the process is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.


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
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
Summer Session IICredits
DMS 111Introduction to Sonography1
VAS 112Vascular Procedures I3
VAS 113Vascular Lab I1
Total Combined Credits33

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

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

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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)

Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Vascular Clinical Coordinator

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Tara Dianna

Tara Dianna MS, RDMS, RVT, RT(R)

Program Director, DMS and VAS programs

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