Academic Associate of Science in Cardiovascular Sonography

In WCUI’s Academic Associate of Science in Cardiovascular Sonography program, students can begin gaining the skills and knowledge they need to pursue a career as a cardiovascular sonographer. Students will learn to use high frequency sound waves to create pictures of the heart and vascular systems in order to help physicians diagnose heart conditions. Heart conditions may involve heart muscles, heart valves, and/or blood flow abnormalities. With a Cardiovascular Sonography degree, students will take part in assessing vital heart health, essential to preventative medicine. 

Graduates from WCUI’s Academic Associate of Science in Cardiovascular Sonography program can train for entry-level positions as a cardiovascular sonographer. The program can be completed in as few as 21 months, and students become eligible for relevant CCI registry exams upon graduation.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Through classroom lectures and hands-on experience, including an externship, students in our Cardiovascular Sonography program will learn:

  • Vascular sonography
  • Diseases of the heart
  • Preventive and screening protocols
  • Electrocardiography (EKG)
  • Problem-solving techniques in the basic concepts and principles of physical science
  • Entry-level clinical knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the care of patients undergoing cardiac ultrasound procedures
  • Ethics and professionalism

PREPARE FOR YOUR CAREER IN CVS (ECHO)

Our Academic Associate of Science in Cardiovascular Sonography program will prepare you for entry-level careers. In addition, WCUI has many resources that will help you become eligible for relevant registries upon graduation. To learn more about the registries associated with the Academic Associate of Science in Cardiovascular Sonography, see our WCUI Pathway to Registry graphic.*

  • Cardiac Credentialing International – cci-online.org
  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography – ARDMS.org

* These registries are independent organizations and the prerequisites for eligibility can change at any time without WCUI’s knowledge or consent. This document is meant to be a guide only and all students should review the registry’s website for the most up-to-date information.

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