Top 70 Accredited Cardiac Sonography Programs in 2015

The Cardiac Sonographer concentrates on using sophisticated ultrasound imaging equipment to perform cardiac and vascular exams on patients of all ages. The following interactive table displays accredited cardiac sonography programs in 2015, which can be sorted by state, city, degree and school name. Each training program has detailed contact information such as contact emails and phones. The data is updated on 16 January 2015.

How to Become a Cardiac Sonographer?

It is important to choose CAAHEP accredited cardiac sonography programs if the career goal is to become one of the best Cardiac Sonographers.

Students can choose to complete a degree program with a cardiac concentration or complete a certificate training program which normally has prerequisites, such as having previously earned a Bachelor’s degree or Allied Health degree or being able to claim the minimum job experience in an Allied Health profession.

What to Learn in a Cardiac Sonography Program?

what to learn in cardiac sonography programsCurriculum for cardiac sonography students include courses on cardiac anatomy, ultrasound physics, congenital heart disease, instrumentation, and courses that concentrate on adult, pediatric and/or fetal echocardiography imaging and diagnostic procedures. This is in addition to clinical practicums.

You can contact schools for a more detailed list of courses in cardiac sonography programs

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Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS)

Students graduating from cardiac sonography schools are immediately ready to take the ARDMS exams to become a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS). However, there are three specialty exams available, and they are adult echocardiography (AE), pediatric echocardiography (FE) and fetal echocardiography (FE). To earn the RDCS credential, students must pass the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) exam and at least one of the specialty exams.

StateCityInstitute
Website
CAAHEP or ARRTDegreeTelephoneContact NameContact Email
ArkansasLittle RockUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences-Little Rock
www.uams.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Baccalaureate (501)686-5948 Anthony Baker [email protected]
CaliforniaFresno Community Regional Medical Center
www.communitymedical.org
CAAHEP Accredited Certificate (559)459-2731 Joy Guthrie [email protected]
CaliforniaRichmondKaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Sciences
www.kpsahs.org
CAAHEP Accreditedand ARRT Recognized Certificate, Baccalaureate (510)231-5083 Dorsey Ballow [email protected]
CaliforniaLoma LindaLoma Linda University
www.llu.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Certificate (909)558-4416 Marie DeLange [email protected]
ConnecticutNew Haven Yale-New Haven Hospital
www.ynhh.org
CAAHEP Accredited Certificate (203)688-8227 Carolyn J. DeLeo [email protected]
DelawareWilmingtonDelaware Technical and Community College-Wilmington
www.dtcc.edu
CAAHEP Accreditedand ARRT Recognized Associate (302)765-4588 Lily O. Lee [email protected]
FloridaOrlandoAmerican College for Medical Careers-Orlando
acmc.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Associate, Baccalaureate (407)738-4488 Jesse Frauenhofer [email protected]
FloridaCoconut CreekBroward College
www.broward.edu
CAAHEP Accreditedand ARRT Recognized Associate (954)201-2089 Karen Hoban [email protected]
FloridaDelray BeachCambridge Institute of Allied Health
www.cambridgehealth.edu
CAAHEP Accreditedand ARRT Recognized Associate (561)381-4990 Cynthia Abromitis [email protected]
FloridaMiamiMiami Dade College
www.mdc.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Associate (305)237-4245 Dahlia Sanchez-Suarez [email protected]
FloridaOrlandoAdventist University of Health Sciences
www.adu.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Associate (407)303-5733 Charlotte G Henningsen [email protected]
GeorgiaRomeGeorgia Northwestern Technical College-Rome
www.gntc.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Associate, Diploma (706)802-5860 Nee Barnor [email protected]
GeorgiaStatesboroOgeechee Technical College
www.ogeecheetech.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Diploma (912)688-6019 Tina Welch [email protected]
IllinoisPalatineHarper College
www.harpercollege.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Associate (847)925-6991 Kelly Hamontree [email protected]
IllinoisCartervilleJohn A. Logan College
www.jalc.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Certificate, Associate (618)985-2828 x 8622 Valerie Newberry [email protected]
IndianaCrown PointFranciscan Saint Anthony Health Crown Point
www.franciscanalliance.org
CAAHEP Accredited Associate (219)757-6132 Lori Hult [email protected]
IndianaEvansvilleUniversity of Southern Indiana
www.usi.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Baccalaureate (812)464-1994 Claudine Fairchild [email protected]
IowaDes MoinesMercy College of Health Sciences
www.mchs.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Associate (515)643-6610 Adrienne St. Clair [email protected]
IowaIowa CityUniversity of Iowa Health Care
www.healthcare.uiowa.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Baccalaureate (319)356-4871 Stephanie Ellingson [email protected]
KansasKansas CityUniversity of Kansas Medical Center-University of Kansas School of Health Professions
www.kumc.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Certificate (913)588-6802 Candace Spalding [email protected]
KansasTopekaWashburn University
www.washburn.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Program(Online) Certificate (785)670-2293 Keith Farwell [email protected]
KentuckySt. CatharineSt. Catharine College
www.sccky.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Associate (859)336-5082 x 1332 Saretta Craft [email protected]
MarylandBaltimoreJohns Hopkins Hospital
www.hopkinsmedicine.org
CAAHEP Accredited Certificate (443)287-9142 Lindsay Tyson [email protected]
MarylandTakoma ParkMontgomery College
www.montgomerycollege.edu/surgtech
CAAHEP Accredited Associate (240)567-5569 Linda Zanin [email protected]
MarylandBaltimoreUniversity of Maryland Baltimore County
www.umbc.edu
CAAHEP Accreditedand ARRT Recognized Certificate (443)543-5412 Corinne Giannullo [email protected]
MassachusettsBostonBunker Hill Community College
www.bhcc.mass.edu
CAAHEP Accreditedand ARRT Recognized Associate (617)228-3243 Christine Seibert [email protected]
MichiganAuburn HillsBaker College of Auburn Hills
www.baker.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Associate (248)276-8291 Rita Atikian [email protected]
MichiganJacksonJackson College
www.jccmi.edu
CAAHEP AccreditedProgramand ARRT Recognized(Online) Associate (517)796-8494 Stephen Geiersbach [email protected]
MinnesotaEaganArgosy University-Twin Cities Campus
www.argosy.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Associate (651)846-3362 Amy Whitby [email protected]
MinnesotaRochesterMayo Clinic
www.mayoclinic.org
CAAHEP Accredited Diploma, Baccalaureate (507)538-2948 Joshua Finstuen [email protected]
MissouriSpringfieldCox College
www.coxcollege.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Baccalaureate (417)269-3063 Michelle Masengill [email protected]
MissouriSt. LouisSt. Louis Community College-St. Louis
www.stlcc.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Certificate (314)644-9399 Beth Anderhub [email protected]
NebraskaOmahaNebraska Methodist College
www.methodistcollege.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Associate (402)354-7034 Rebecca Mathiasen [email protected]
NevadaLas VegasCollege of Southern Nevada
www.csn.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Associate (702)651-5925 Tracy Lopez [email protected]
New JerseyParamusBergen Community College
www.bergen.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Associate (201)493-5030 Christine Henkel [email protected]
New JerseyNewarkRutgers, The State Universityof New Jersey
www.shrp.rutgers.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Certificate, Baccalaureate (908)889-2521 Cynthia Silkowski [email protected]
New YorkTroyHudson Valley Community College
www.hvcc.edu
CAAHEP Accreditedand ARRT Recognized Certificate (518)629-7345 Sandra Gepfert [email protected]
New YorkLevittownHunter Business School
www.hunterbusinessschool.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Diploma (631)736-7360 Rosemarie P. Cann [email protected]
New YorkBrooklynLong Island University
www.liu.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Baccalaureate (718)780-6529 Kerry Weinberg [email protected]
New YorkBrooklynSUNY Downstate Medical Center
www.downstate.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Baccalaureate (718)270-7717 Yosefa Pessin [email protected]
New YorkNorthportWestern Suffolk BOCES
www.wsboces.org
CAAHEP Accreditedand ARRT Recognized Certificate (631)261-3730 John Thomas [email protected]
North CarolinaHudsonCaldwell Community College & Technical Institute
www.cccti.edu
CAAHEP Accreditedand ARRT Recognized Associate (828)726-2322 Karen Sue Halterman [email protected]
North CarolinaWinston-SalemForsyth Technical Community College
www.forsythtech.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Associate, Diploma (336)734-7430 John B. Cassell [email protected]
North CarolinaSmithfield Johnston Community College
www.johnstoncc.edu
CAAHEP Accreditedand ARRT Recognized Associate (919)209-2158 Cathy Godwin [email protected]
North CarolinaGreenvillePitt Community College
www.pittcc.edu
CAAHEP Accreditedand ARRT Recognized Certificate, Associate (252)493-7240 Heather Costanzo [email protected]
OhioNewarkCentral Ohio Technical College
www.cotc.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Associate (740)755-7713 Melinda Shoen [email protected]
OhioCincinnatiCincinnati State Technical Community College
www.cincinnatistate.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Certificate, Associate (513)569-1421 Jacqueline Turner [email protected]
OhioChesapeakeCollins Career Center-Chesapeake
www.collins-cc.edu
CAAHEP Accreditedand ARRT Recognized Certificate (740)867-6641 x 354 Tracie Runyon [email protected]
OhioClevelandCuyahoga Community College
www.tri-c.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Certificate, Associate (216)987-5564 Denise Kinches [email protected]
OhioKetteringKettering College
www.kc.edu
CAAHEP Accreditedand ARRT Recognized Baccalaureate (937)298-3399 x 55656 Susan McLaughlin Price [email protected]
OhioRio GrandeUniversity of Rio Grande / Rio Grande Community College
www.rio.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Associate, Diploma (740)245-7139 Stephanie Saunders [email protected]
OklahomaOklahoma City Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
www.osuokc.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Associate (405)945-3212 Scott Lovett [email protected]
OklahomaOklahoma CityUniversity of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
www.ouhsc.edu
CAAHEP Accreditedand ARRT Recognized Baccalaureate (405)271-8001x43402 Kari Boyce [email protected]
PennsylvaniaMonroevilleCommunity College of Allegheny County-Boyce Campus
www.ccac.edu
CAAHEP Accreditedand ARRT Recognized Associate (724)325-6731 Eugene (Geno) Anitori [email protected]
PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaThomas Jefferson University
www.jefferson.edu
CAAHEP Accreditedand ARRT Recognized Baccalaureate (215)503-8724 Nandkumar Rawool [email protected]
PennsylvaniaState CollegeSouth Hills School of Business and Technology
www.southhills.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Associate, Diploma (814)234-7755 Paul Wagner [email protected]
PennsylvaniaScrantonLackawanna College
www.lackawanna.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Associate (570)504-7920 Stephanie McDaniels [email protected]
Rhode IslandWarwickCommunity College of Rhode Island
www.ccri.edu
CAAHEP Accreditedand ARRT Recognized Associate (401)333-7440 Paula Cardillo [email protected]
TennesseeChattanoogaChattanooga State Community College
www.chattanoogastate.edu
CAAHEP Accreditedand ARRT Recognized Certificate (423)697-3341 Jody Hancock [email protected]
TexasAlvinAlvin Community College
www.alvincollege.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Certificate, Associate (281)756-5650 Jessica Murphy [email protected]
TexasAustinAustin Community College
www.austincc.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Certificate, Associate (512)223-5944 Regina Swearengin [email protected]
TexasBeaumontLamar Institute of Technology
www.lit.edu
CAAHEP Accreditedand ARRT Recognized Certificate, Associate (409)839-2924 Judy Tinsley [email protected]
TexasCorpus ChristiDel Mar College
www.delmar.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Associate (361)698-2833 Christin Walker [email protected]
TexasCypressLone Star College-Cy Fair
www.lonestar.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Certificate, Associate (832)482-1016 Jeremi Martin [email protected]
WashingtonBellevueBellevue College
www.bellevuecollege.edu
CAAHEP Accreditedand ARRT Recognized Associate (425)564-4193 Terry Hatcher [email protected]
WashingtonSeattleSeattle University
www.seattleu.edu
CAAHEP Accreditedand ARRT Recognized Baccalaureate (206)296-5957 Carolyn Coffin [email protected]
WisconsinMilwaukeeAurora St Luke's Medical Center
www.aurorahealthcare.org
CAAHEP Accredited Certificate (414)747-4352 Laura Sorenson [email protected]
WisconsinMadisonUniversity of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics
www.uwhealth.org
CAAHEP Accredited Certificate, Baccalaureate (608)263-7635 Bridgett Willey [email protected]
WisconsinMilwaukeeUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
www4.uwm.edu
CAAHEP Accredited Program(Online) Baccalaureate (414)229-6286 Amanda Smith [email protected]
WisconsinMilwaukeeWheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St. Francis Hospital
www.mywheaton.org/sonography
CAAHEP Accreditedand ARRT Recognized Certificate, Baccalaureate (414)647-5711 Marc Wojciechowski [email protected]

What Does a Cardiac Sonographer Do?

The Cardiac Sonographer is also called a Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer, Cardiovascular Technician or Cardiovascular Technologist by some employers, depending on the job responsibilities.

The Cardiac Sonographer performs echocardiographic exams by using various types of ultrasound equipment to produce images of the heart and connecting arteries and blood vessels. The images are used for diagnostic purposes. The specialized Diagnostic Medical Sonographer evaluates the images for signs of abnormalities in the cardiac anatomy and function and assesses the related hemodynamics. Through evaluation of the heart structures and blood flow to and from the heart, Cardiac Sonographers provide critical physician support services in the detection of heart disease at various stages or of heart dysfunction. A Cardiac Sonographer will do patient imaging under various conditions that include echocardiograms, transesophageal echocardiograms, treadmill stress testing echocardiograms and so on. The specialized Diagnostic Medical Sonographer works directly with patients doing interviews, discussing medical histories, and explaining imaging procedures.

Salary and Job Outlook of Cardiac Sonographers

In most salary and occupation projections, Cardiac Sonographers are included in statistics for Cardiovascular Technicians and Technologists. The U.S. Department of Labor projects impressive job growth of 30 percent during the years 2012 to 2022. In 2014 there were 59,760 ultrasound specialists employed and that number is projected to grow by 15,700 positions by 2022. As the healthcare industry continues to expand across the nation to accommodate an aging population, Cardiac Sonographer job opportunities could easily exceed projections. | See job openings

The average cardiac sonographer salary as of May 2013 ranged from $27,830 to more than $80,790 annual. This represents an average hourly range of $13.38 to $38.84. The average annual salary for all Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians was $53,050 or $25.51. However, salaries of many Cardiac Sonographers are much more at an average annual salary of $70,000, according to independent salary surveys completed in late 2013 and early 2014. This is an excellent career choice for those who enjoy interacting with a variety of people and want to work in a healthcare setting.

The list of accredited cardiac sonographer schools is continually updated.

To find accredited online sonography schools or accredited training programs in general, vascular or pediatric cardiac sonography, simply visit accredited ultrasound technician school directory and use the interactive chart to search your specialized sonography program in 2015.

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