* A quarter is made up of 11 weeks and students may carry 8 to 16 credits per quarter.
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The Cardiovascular Sonography Program is a comprehensive entry-level program designed to prepare the student for a rewarding career in the field of diagnostic ultrasound.
Cardiovascular Sonography specializes in the assessment of cardiac and vascular disease and is one of the fastest growing professions in the allied health care field(1).
The program is designed to include practical didactic lectures integrated with hands-on laboratory in the Ultrasound Training Center. Here the students will learn the operation of an ultrasound machine and have the opportunity to practice scanning on fellow students in order to develop skills prior to the 900 hours of clinical training.
The dual-training tract of both cardiac and vascular sonography was developed to provide greater options to our graduates who can work in environments that demand skills in both specialties. Students will be required to complete 670 lecture hours, 200 lab hours and 900 hours of clinical training. The curriculum is comprised of 107 credits over 8 quarters.
City College’s Cardiovascular Sonography lab is equipped with brand new, state of the art equipment, providing students with practical skills that can smoothly transfer into the workplace.
Note: Applicants should read the Technical Standards and Performance Criteria before submitting an application.
1. Source www.bls.gov
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Core Courses Included
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Medical Law & Ethics
- Peripheral Arterial Study
- Ultrasound Physics