Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography

In WCUI’s Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography program, students learn to perform cardiac and vascular ultrasounds, using high-frequency sound waves to assist doctors in diagnosing heart health. The bachelor’s degree provides a more in-depth journey into vascular sonography, structural heart disease, and congenital heart disease (CHD) along with other protocols for cardiovascular sonographers. Advanced vascular and CHD courses will give students a stronger knowledge in these topics and set them apart from other sonographers once they enter the field. With a WCUI Cardiovascular Sonography degree, students will take part in assessing vital heart health, essential to preventative medicine. You can complete the program in as few as 36 months and will become eligible for relevant CCI and ARDMS registries upon graduation.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

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

  • Advanced vascular sonography
  • Diseases of the heart including structural heart disease and adult congenital heart disease
  • Preventive and screening protocols
  • Electrocardiography (EKG)
  • Diagnostic evaluation of adult congenital heart defects
  • The role of cardiovascular sonographers in special cardiac imaging procedures
  • Ethics and professionalism
  • How to solve mathematical and computational problems
  • How to relate anatomy and physiology to the field of diagnostic cardiovascular sonography

PREPARE FOR YOUR CAREER IN CVS (ECHO)

Our Cardiovascular Sonography Bachelor of Science Degree program will prepare you for entry-level careers as a cardiovascular sonographer. 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 Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography program 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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