Dec 03, 2021  
Course/Program Inventory 
    
Course/Program Inventory

Cardiovascular Sonography


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Program Description:

The CAAHEP-accredited cardiovascular sonography program provides a full-time advanced technical certificate to prepare competent entry-level sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) domains toward quality sonographic imaging and patient care in diagnostic imaging services. Those accepted into this program have met published academic admission criteria. Successful graduates will have demonstrated fulfillment of all necessary clinical and academic competencies required for eligibility to sit for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) certification (or other sonography-specific) examinations within the specialized area(s) of study.

Program Outcomes:

  1. PSLO1. Obtain, review, and integrate pertinent patient history and supporting clinical data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results. 
  2. PSLO2. Perform appropriate procedures and record anatomic, pathologic, and/or physiologic data for interpretation by a physician. 
  3. PSLO3. Record, analyze, and process diagnostic data and other pertinent observations made during the procedure for presentation to the interpreting physician. 
  4. PSLO4. Exercise discretion and judgment in the performance of sonographic and/or other diagnostic services. 
  5. PSLO5. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills with patients and colleagues. 
  6. PSLO6. Act in a professional and ethical manner. 
  7. PSLO7. Provide patient education related to medical ultrasound and/or other diagnostic vascular techniques, and promote principles of good health. 

Concentrations:

Concentrations are optional but if applicable please list name of the program and concentration description. 

Technical Certificates:

Cardiovascular Sonography

CIP Code:   31.51.0910.00

Professional Accrediting Body: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), through recommendation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS).

State Agency/Entity Oversight: Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS)

Applicable Certification/License or Industry-recognized Certificates to Be Awarded: N/A

(Specify whether the credential is awarded as a component of the degree/certificate or if it is optional, meaning that the student is prepared and eligible to take the test for the credential.)

Though students become eligible to sit for certain certification examinations, the institutional certificate that is awarded is not associated with any of these certifying bodies.

Articulation with Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT): N/A

Concentration(s) within the A.A.S. in _________________________ N/A

Concentration Description:

N/A

  • Course 1:
  • Course 2:
  • Course 3:

(Note:  A concentration description with a minimum of 9 SCH is required for EACH concentration recommended by the Statewide Curriculum Committee.)

General Education Requirements*


*These are JRC-DMS accrediting body pre-requisite requirements.

Course      17-21 SCH
College Level Math Course: 3 3
MATH 1130 - College Algebra   3
OR  
MATH 1710  Pre-Calculus Algebra    3
OR  
MATH 1530 - Introductory Statistics    3
(or substitution of a higher level math course)  
BIOL 2010 -Anatomy & Physiology I   (w/ lab oratory)  4
BIOL 2020 - Anatomy and Physiology II   (w/ laboratory)  4
College Level Physics Course:  3-4
PHYS 1030 - Survey of Physics   4
OR  
RADT 1380 - Principles of Radiation Physics   3
Communication Course:  3-6
ENGL 1010 - English Composition I   3
AND/OR  
COMM 2025 - Fundamentals of Communication   3
(or substitution of another communication course with both written and oral components)  
*These are JRC-DMS accrediting body pre-requisite requirements.  
*All General Education Courses must be chosen from a campus-pproved list  

Professional Core Course Requirements (Major Field Core)


Course  48 SCH
These core courses are offered within Volunteer State’s General Sonography program, but Chattanooga State’s Cardiovascular Sonography program:
SONO 2000 - Introduction to Sonography and Patient CareSONO 2000   2
SONO 2001 - Physics & Instrumentation 1   2
SONO 2004 - Vascular 1   4
SONO 2010 - Professional Research Inquiry   2
SONO 2011 - Physics & Instrumentation 2   2
SONO 2014 - Vascular 2   4
SONO 2020 - Sonography Seminar   2
SONO 2021 - Physics & Instrumentation 3   2

These core courses are solely within the Chattanooga State Cardiovascular Sonography program:

SONO 2007 - Adult Echocardiography 1                                                                                           1                
SONO 2008 - Vascular Clinic 1   1
SONO 2009 - Adult Echocardiography Clinic 1   1
SONO 2017 - Adult Echocardiography 2   2
SONO 2018 - Vascular Clinic 2   2
SONO 2019 - Adult Echocardiography Clinic 2   2
SONO 2024 - Vascular 3   3
SONO 2027 - Adult Echocardiography 3   3
SONO 2028 - Vascular Clinic 3   3
SONO 2028 - Vascular Clinic 3   3

 

Common Course Library


Semester I 
Fall

Credit

Hours

SONO 2000 - Introduction to Sonography and Patient Care   2

SONO 2001 - Physics & Instrumentation 1  

(with 0 credit hours for Chatt. State lab; Vol State does not have lab)

 2/0

SONO 2004 - Vascular 1  

(with Vol State lab designated as SONO 2004L)

4/0
SONO 2007 - Adult Echocardiography 1   4/0
SONO 2008 - Vascular Clinic 1   2
SONO 2009 - Adult Echocardiography Clinic 1   2
Total Fall 16

 

Semester 2
Spring

Credit

Hours

SONO 2010 - Professional Research Inquiry   2          

SONO 2011 - Physics & Instrumentation 2  

(with 0 credit hours for Chatt. State lab; Vol State does not have lab)

2/0

SONO 2014 - Vascular 2  

(with Vol State lab designated as SONO 2014L)

4/0
SONO 2017 - Adult Echocardiography 2   4/0
SONO 2018 - Vascular Clinic 2   2
SONO 2019 - Adult Echocardiography Clinic 2   2
Total Spring 16

 

Semester 3
Summer

Credit

Hours

SONO 2020 - Sonography Seminar   2          

SONO 2021 - Physics & Instrumentation 3  

(with 0 credit hours for Chatt. State lab; Vol State does not have lab)

2/0
SONO 2024 - Vascular 3   4/0
SONO 2027 - Adult Echocardiography 3   4/0
SONO 2028 - Vascular Clinic 3   2
SONO 2029 - Adult Echocardiography Clinic 3   2
Total Summer 16

Total Certificate Semesters & Credit Hours

Semesters Credit Hours
3 48

 

Special Topics Addition Credit Hours
SONO 2099 - Sonography Special Topics   1-4

 

 

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