Cardiovascular Sonography Associate of Applied Science Degree

CHCP Cardiac Technician Associates Degree

Designed Program Length:  96 Weeks

The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as an Echocardiographer via online and residential classroom and clinical hands-on training, as well as through professional development. This Blended Program integrates classroom theory and laboratory with the practical clinical experience necessary to prepare you for the Cardiovascular Credentialing Exam. 

Professional Skills you’ll Learn:

  • Work Closely with Doctors and Create Cardiac Images
  • Interact Compassionately and Effectively with Patients
  • Obtain and Record Accurate Patient History
  • Perform Cardiac Ultrasounds
  • Provide Oral and/or Written Summaries of Technical Findings to Physicians for Medical Diagnosis 

How will I afford my Cardiovascular Sonography Associates of Applied Science Degree?

  • Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Our friendly and helpful financial aid staff will help you determine what financial assistance you are eligible to receive, and will guide you through the process of applying. Visit Financial Aid for more information.

How will I find an Echo Technician or Cardiovascular Sonographer job once I graduate?

  • CHCP career services offers job placement assistance as well as interview and resume writing tips and more. Check out our career services page!

CARDIOVASCULAR SONOGRAPHY COURSES

SEMESTER I

COURSE NAME

Lecture Hours

Lab

Extern Hours

Total Hours

 Credits

MATH 1314  College Algebra* 48 0 0 48 3
ENGL 101 English Composition* 48 0 0 48 3
HPRS 101 Medical Terminology* 48 0 0 48 3
PHYS 100 General Physics* 48 0 0 48 3
APS 101 Anatomy & Physiology* 48 32 0 80 4
LES 100 Law and Ethics in Allied Health 30 0 0 30 2

SEMESTER II

COURSE NAME

Lecture Hours

Lab

Extern Hours

Total Hours

 Credits

DBS 201 Patient Care and Professionalism 30 15 0 45 2.5
CVS 200 Cardiovascular Principles 30 0 0 30 2
CVS 210 Cardiovascular Pharmacology 30 0 0 30 2
CVS 220 Cardiovascular Pathology 45 0 0 45 3
CVS 230 Electrocardiography 30 30 0 60 3

SEMESTER III

COURSE NAME

Lecture Hours

Lab

Extern Hours

Total Hours

Semster Credits

PSYT 101  Introduction to Psychology* 48 0 0 48 3
CVS 340 Introduction to Echocardiography 45 60 0 105 5
DBS 290 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation  90 15 0 105 6.5

SEMESTER IV

COURSE NAME

Lecture Hours

Lab

Extern Hours

Total Hours

 Credits

CVS 450  Echocardiography I 45 60 0 105 5
CVSC 1 Echocardiography Clinical Practicum I 0 0 240 240 5
DBS560 Introduction to Vascular Sonography 45 45 0 90 4.5

SEMESTER V

COURSE NAME

Lecture Hours

Lab

Extern Hours

Total Hours

 Credits

CVS 560 Echocardiography II 45 60 0 105 5
CVSC 2 Echocardiography Clinical Practicum II 0 0 360 360 8
DBS390 Ultrasound Physics Prep 15 0 0 15 1

SEMESTER VI

COURSE NAME

Lecture Hours

Lab

Extern Hours

Total Hours

 Credits

CVS 670 Echocardiography III 15 30 0 45 2
CVSC 3 Echocardiography Clinical Practicum III 0 0 360 360 8
CVS 600 Echocardiography Registry Review  30 0 0 30 2
Program Total
 
813
347
960
2120
85.5
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