Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography (AASDCS) Program

Start Your Journey in Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography (Ultrasound) at California Career Institute.

Discover a rewarding career in the high-demand field of Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography, often referred to as Ultrasound Technology. Enroll in our flexible course structure which offers a combination of online classes and in-person hands on training, preparing you for a rewarding career in Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography.


What is Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography (Cardiovascular Ultrasound)?

Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography (DCS), is a dynamic medical imaging technique that uses sound waves to produce detailed images of the heart and other internal cardiac structures.  This essential technology is often the first step in diagnosing various medical conditions.


Career Opportunities in Ultrasound Technology

Our graduates find diverse career paths in fields like:

  • Cardiovascular Sonography
  • Echocardiography Technologist
  • Vascular Technology
  • Cardiac Sonographery
  • Research Sonographer

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Why Choose CCI's Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography Program?

  • Flexible Hybrid Learning: Balance your education with your personal life through our flexible hybrid learning model. The hybrid learning model combines online coursework with in-person hands on training at CCI’s campus.
  • Financial Aid: Financial barriers shouldn’t prevent you from pursuing your education. We offer financial aid to qualified students.
  • Quality Externships: Gain hands-on experience through high-quality externships that prepare you for real-world medical scenarios.
  • Career Support: We provide job placement assistance to ensure your career starts strong.
  • Certification Prep: Our curriculum includes preparation for the American Registry for Radiological Technologist (ARRT) certification.

The Advantages of a Career in Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography?

  • Growing Demand: With an expected 10% job growth rate from 2022 to 2032, Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonographers are in high demand (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • Diverse Work Environments: Work in various healthcare settings, from hospitals to private clinics, enjoying a dynamic and impactful career.
  • Professional Growth: Specialize further and increase your professional standing in the healthcare community.
  • Competitive Salary and Benefits: Benefit from a rewarding career that acknowledges your specialized skills and dedication.

What will I learn in the Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography program?

  • Master key anatomical knowledge and ultrasound techniques.
  • Learn to operate modern ultrasound devices
  • Engage in 480 hours of combined theoretical and practical training.
  • Complete 960 hours of clinical externship to gain real-world experience.

How long does it take to complete the Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography program?

Students can achieve their Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography in just 2 years.

How do I apply to the Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography program?

To apply to the Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography program, fill out the form on this page with your information. After you submit your info, an admissions representative will contact you to help with the next steps or provide answers to your questions.

Is financial aid available for the Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography program?

Yes, federal and state financial aid options are available for those who qualify.

Will I get hands-on training during the program?

Yes, hands-on training is included in the program. Graduates of the DCS program complete 480 Lab Hours and 960 Externship hours.

What is the difference between a sonographer and a radiologic technologist?

A sonographer, also known as an ultrasound technician, uses ultrasound machines to create images inside the body. On the other hand, a radiologic technologist uses different types of machines like X-rays, MRI, and CT scans to get pictures of the inside of the body. Each job has its own special training and certifications for the equipment they use.

Kickstart your journey to success—apply today to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at CCI and transform your career! Fill out our contact form to learn more about the application process and the next program start date.

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