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 to the Academic Certificate program must have earned an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution, have completed an accredited two (2)-year post-secondary Allied Health program or will have met the associate or baccalaureate requirements from the primary educational institution upon completion of the Academic Certificate program. Prior to entering the Academic Certificate program, candidates must complete the following college-level courses with a grade of “C” (74%) or better:
- College Algebra
- English Composition
- Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II
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|
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.
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