Associate of Applied Science Degree Program in Cardiovascular Sonography

The Cardiovascular Sonography program is designed to prepare competent entry-level cardiovascular technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains for adult echocardiography. This program at Sanford-Brown is designed to prepare the students to perform echocardiographic examinations under the direction of a physician / cardiologist. Students gain both didactic knowledge and practical experience in cardiovascular science, EKG, holter monitoring, telemetry, and echocardiography.

Students will have the opportunity to study the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the organ systems, recognize the EKG patterns of infarction, arrhythmia recognition, appreciate emergency protocols, and perform echocardiography. The core curriculum is structured to include an on-campus lecture component, an on-campus imaging laboratory component, and an off-campus integrated clinical component.

The final externship portion of the curriculum is structured to include supervised experiences in the clinical environment that require competencies, logs, and evaluations completed by the student. At the conclusion of the program, graduates who have diligently attended class and their externship, studied, and practiced their skills should have the skills to seek entry-level employment as [non-invasive] cardiovascular technologists.

What career opportunities can you pursue upon successful completion of this program?

  • Cardiovascular Technician
  • Echocardiography Technician
  • Hospitals & Emergency Room Technician
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Clinic Technician

What are some of the topics you will study in this program?

  • EKG Patterns
  • Arrhythmia Recognition
  • Emergency Protocols
  • Echocardiography
  • Holter Monitoring

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  Program Disclosure Information for: SBC - San Antonio - Associate of Applied Science Degree Program in Cardiovascular Sonography

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Program Costs

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How much will this program cost me?
A:

  • $37,775.00Tuition & Fees
  • $0.00Books & Supplies
  • $0.00Room & Board

 

 

Tuition pricing is subject to change and can vary by location and program structure.

 

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Program Costs

The US Department of Education categorizes educational programs offered at an institution by CIP code (Classification of Instructional Program codes as defined by the Department of Education) and degree level (Associates, Bachelors, etc…). For that reason, all educational programs with the same CIP Code and degree level are combined to calculate program costs. While these combined programs are similar, variations in tuition and fees can exist due to differences in location and/or program structure.

The costs shown are calculated using the average costs of all programs offered by the campus within the same CIP Code and degree type, for students that complete the program within the normal period of time.

Room and Board information represents the average cost of optional institutional housing where offered.

This Campus is part of a larger institution that contains the following additional campuses:

  • SB - Online
  • SBC - Tampa
  • SBC - Orlando
  • Le Cordon Bleu in Orlando
  • SBC - Las Vegas
  • SBC - Seattle
  • IADT - Sacramento
  • SBC - San Antonio
  • SBC - Portland

The costs of similar programs calculated as an average across all campuses for this Institution are as follows:

  • $33,613.00Tuition & Fees
  • $1,080.00Books & Supplies
  • $0.00Room & Board

 

Financing

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What are my financing options to pay for this program?
A:

In addition to any grant or scholarship aid for which students might be eligible, students may use loans to finance their education. The median loan debt for graduates of this program is as follows:

  • NAFederal
  • NAPrivate
  • NAInstitutional

 

 

The Institution recently began instructional activity for this program and therefore does not have students who fall into the cohort (established by the U.S. Department of Education) used to calculate median loan debt. For this reason, Median Debt information is not available at this time.

 

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Financing

The US Department of Education categorizes educational programs offered at an Institution by CIP code (Classification of Instructional Program codes as defined by the Department of Education) and degree level (Associates, Bachelors, etc…). For that reason, all similar educational programs for the given Institution1, with the same CIP Code and degree level are combined to calculate Loan Debt. While these combined programs are similar in nature, variations in program costs may exist due to differences in location and/or program structure. Accordingly, the debt amount shown may exceed the specific program's tuition and fees.

The Financing amounts represent the median debt from federal Title IV loans, private educational loans and institutional2 payment plans incurred by all graduates of the given Institution, CIP Code and Degree level.

1  The current Institution includes all of the following campus locations:

  • SB - Online
  • SBC - Tampa
  • SBC - Orlando
  • Le Cordon Bleu in Orlando
  • SBC - Las Vegas
  • SBC - Seattle
  • IADT - Sacramento
  • SBC - San Antonio
  • SBC - Portland

2  Institutional debt is the amount owed by the students directly to the institution within 30 days after graduation related to the educational program.

 

Success

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How long will it take me to complete this program?
A:

This program could take as little as 21.25 instructional months to complete when continuously enrolled.

The institution recently began instructional activity for this program and therefore does not have students who fall into the cohort (established by the U.S. Department of Education) used to calculate the on-time completion rates. For this reason, data is not available at this time.

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What job opportunities exist for students in this area of study?
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The occupation(s) listed here are derived from the Occupational Information Network (O*Net), which is developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor / Employment and Training Administration.

The specific program does not necessarily prepare students for, and graduates do not typically find employment in, all listed occupations. We cannot guarantee employment or salary.

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Program Completion

The US Department of Education categorizes educational programs offered at an Institution by CIP code (Classification of Instructional Program codes as defined by the Department of Education) and degree level (Associates, Bachelors, etc…). For that reason, all similar educational programs for the given Institution1, with the same CIP Code and degree level are combined when determining On Time Completion Rates.

On-Time Completion Rates are calculated using the gainful employment formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements.  The statistics track all students who graduated from their program between 7/1/2012 and 6/30/2013 and have reached completion within the program’s designed timeframe.  For example, for a two-year program, the on-time completion rate would include all graduated students who started two years prior.   

Academic Calendar breaks that occur during continuous enrollment are considered when determining if a student graduated within the designed timeframe; however, summer breaks typically incorporated into the normal timeframe for more traditional schools are not included in this determination.  The instructional months displayed represent the highest amount of all versions of the program found at the institution; therefore, depending on the specific program version or campus location, the instructional months may be a shorter amount of time.  Each student is measured against the designed timeframe of their specific program version when determining if they graduated “on-time” or not; as a result, this determination may not be made against the displayed instructional months should a shorter or discontinued timeframe be applicable to a student’s specific program version.  One instructional month represents four instructional weeks.

1  The current Institution includes all of the following campus locations:

  • SB - Online
  • SBC - Tampa
  • SBC - Orlando
  • Le Cordon Bleu in Orlando
  • SBC - Las Vegas
  • SBC - Seattle
  • IADT - Sacramento
  • SBC - San Antonio
  • SBC - Portland

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SBC - San Antonio - Graduation Rate

The campus began providing instruction after the date range used for the graduation rate calculation. The graduation rate is calculated AFTER there are graduates from the longest program at the school based on a formula required by the U.S. Department of Education. For this reason, data is not available at this time.

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/