Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Degree Program

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

A Sonography School in Texas

The 65 SCH Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program prepares individuals for a career as a Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (Echocardiographer). A registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer is able to perform echocardiography in the hospital, clinic and office setting, under the supervision of a physician.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostics Medical Sonography

6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043


The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

9355 - 113th Street N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
(727) 210-2350

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What Will I Learn?

Through classroom study and supervised clinical experience, the cardiac sonographer learns to perform cardiovascular examinations to produce pictures of the heart and great vessels, using high frequency sound waves.  These examination are used to diagnose congenital heart disease, valvular disease, pericardial disease, cardiomyophthy and other cardiovascular disease.  Types of examinations include 2D and 3D Echo, M-Mode, color flow and spectral Doppler, as well as Transesophageal and stress echoes.  The Cardiac Sonographer may work in hospitals, clinics and physicians’ offices.

What can I do with this Degree

The registered cardiac sonographer is able to work in hospitals, clinic and physician’s offices, performing echocardiograms, transesophageal and stress echoes.

Degree Requirements

A minimum grade of 'C' must be earned in all courses required for graduation. In addition, a grade point average of 2.5 must be maintained while enrolled in the program. Students successfully completing the program will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography.
Program Credits: 65
Lecture Hours: 49
Lab Hours: 91
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