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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Below you can find placement rates and other information tailored to your chosen campus and program. Certain disclosures are published on this website to assist students in understanding the facts about their programs.

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

 
 

Employment Rates:

Given the fact that all of the rates reflected below are based on historical data and were subject to varying levels of audit and re-interpretation, students should not rely on them as an implicit or explicit representation or promise of future outcomes or employability following completion of a program of study. Indeed, there are numerous factors that affect a student’s ability to graduate and secure employment over which we have little or no control. Therefore, our school cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation, or employment for any student.

  • NA
    Campus Rate
  • 53.8%
    Program Rate
CAAHEP - Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT):

Reporting Period: 1/1/2015 through 12/31/2015

Date Submitted: 10/2015

The program rate shown is the 2015 calendar year positive placement rate. The three year average positive placement rate is 73.3%.

RATE CALCULATION 

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and American College of Cardiology, American College of Radiology, American Society of Echocardiography, Society for Vascular Ultrasound, and Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals, cooperate to establish, maintain and promote appropriate standards of quality for educational programs in Cardiovascular Technology, and to provide recognition for educational programs that meet or exceed the minimum standards outlined in the Standards and Guidelines.

Rate Calculation

The JRC-CVT threshold for Graduate Placement is 70%

Total Number of Graduates Placed1 Divided by/ Total Graduates = Placement Rate

1 Number of graduates employed in field or in a related field
Plus (+)
The number of graduates continuing their education
Plus (+)
The number of graduates active in the military

 
 

SBC - Atlanta - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
9/1/2012 and 8/31/2013 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 49%

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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/