Vascular Sonography Academic Certificate
Vascular Sonographers 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 curriculum includes clinical rotations through a variety of health care facilities, as well as experiential learning through vascular scanning in our on-campus ultrasound suite.
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.
Applicants must have completed a two-year, post-secondary allied health program, or have earned an associate degree or higher.
Certificate candidates must complete the following college-level courses with a grade of “C” or better:
- English Composition
- Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II
- Medical Terminology
- Methods of Patient Care
Academic Certificate Program
Students already holding an associate or baccalaureate degree, or who will have met the baccalaureate requirements from their primary educational program upon completion of the certificate program, may apply for the 13-month academic certificate program on a space available basis.
|Summer Session II||Credits|
|DMS 111||Introduction to Sonography||1|
|VAS 112||Vascular Procedures I||3|
|VAS 113||Vascular Lab I||1|
|CVT 206||Cardiac A&P||3|
|DMS 221||Ultrasound Physics||3|
|HSC 100||Medical Terminology||1|
|HSC 101||Methods of Patient Care||1|
|PHI 210||Ethical and Legal Dimensions in the Health Sciences||1|
|VAS 224||Vascular Clinical I||4|
|VAS 225||Vascular Lab II||1|
|VAS 227||Vascular Procedures II||3|
|DMS 227||Common Vascular Procedures||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||40|
This program is pending accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. See more accreditation information.
Meet Your Faculty
Tara Dianna MS, RDMS, RVT, RT(R)
Program Director, DMS and VAS programsView Bio