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
|BIO 175||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|ENG 100||English Composition||3|
|MAT 160||College Algebra||3|
|PSY 100||General Psychology||3|
|BIO 176||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|HSC 100||Medical Terminology||1|
|HSC 101||Methods of Patient Care||1|
|SOC 100 or SOC 200||Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Diversity||3|
|Summer Session II||Credits|
|DMS 111||Introduction to Sonography||1|
|VAS 112||Vascular Procedures I||3|
|VAS 113||Vascular Lab I||1|
|Total Combined Credits||33|
Second Year: Associate in Applied Science Degree Total Credits: 33
|CIS 221||Cadiac A&P||3|
|DMS 221||Ultrasound Physics||3|
|PHI 210||Ethical and Legal Dimensions in the Health Sciences||1|
|VAS 227||Vascular Procedures II||3|
|VAS 225||Vascular Lab II||1|
|VAS 224||Vascular Clinical I||4|
|DMS 227||Vascular Procedures III||1|
|VAS 228||Vascular Clinical II||4|
|VAS 229||Vascular Lab III||1|
|VAS 230||Vascular Advanced Topics||3|
|VAS 231||Vascular Review||3|
|Summer Session I & II Combined||Credits|
|VAS 232||Vascular Clinical III||6|
|Total Combined Credits||66|
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Meet Your Faculty
Kathryn E. Zale, MS, BA, RDMS, RVT
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/ Vascular Sonography InstructorView Bio
Maryglo Stroik, MHA, RVT, RDMS, RT(R)
Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Vascular Clinical CoordinatorView Bio
Tara Dianna MS, RDMS, RVT, RT(R)
Program Director, DMS and VAS programsView Bio
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