Status: AWARD PLAN PUBLISHED
DIAGNOSTIC CARDIAC SONOGRAPHY (ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY)
Associate of Applied Science Degree
This degree plan is designed to prepare individuals for a career as a diagnostic cardiac sonographer (echocardiographer) through classroom study and a supervised clinical experience. Upon completion of the prescribed curriculum, the student is eligible to apply to take examinations for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) certification in Adult Echocardiography. This program is nationally accredited through the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756; PHONE (727) 210-2350. ADMISSION TO THE COLLEGE DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM. ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED. The minimum of Nurse Aid Certification course is required of all applicants.
Applicants must provide documentation of immunizations at time of application. Students accepted into the program are required to have a physical examination and verify annual tuberculosis status.
In order to meet requirements of clinical agencies, criminal background checks and drug screenings for all Health Sciences students are now required as part of the admissions process.
All prerequisites must be completed prior to applying for admission to a Sonography Program. All college credit courses in the degree plan must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. MATH 1314 College Algebra, BIOL 2304/2102 Human Anatomy Lecture/Lab, and PHYS 1401 General College Physics must be completed within five years of application to a Sonography Program.
Program changes may not be reflected in the current ACC Catalog publication. Please access the most up-to-date information on the program's web page at www.austincc.edu/health/ or by contacting the Health Sciences Admissions Offices at Eastview Campus, Room 8356 or Round Rock Campus, Room 3105.