Cardiac Sonography

Cardiac Sonography

Use ultrasound to image the heart’s structure and function.

Program Details

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.

Job Growth
8%
Faster Than Average Expected Job Growth
19%
Median Salary
$75,920
Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

All program applicants must meet general admission requirements.

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Tuition

Tuition & Fees

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Course Delivery

Course Delivery

This course is offered both
online and in-person.

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Curriculum

Year One
Year Two

Accreditation

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).

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Meet the Faculty

Veronica Eubanks, BSBA, RDCS

Veronica Eubanks, BSBS, RDCS

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