The Echocardiography Technology program provides educational opportunities to individuals in didactic and clinical environments that will enable them to obtain skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to graduate and become a successful cardiac sonographer.
Echocardiography technology is a health imaging profession centered on the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiac diseases using sonographic imaging. An echocardiographer performs cardiac imaging at the request or under direct supervision/ assistance of a physician. They are proficient in the use of analytical equipment and provide a foundation of data from which a correct anatomic and physiologic diagnosis may be made. The profession requires critical thinking skills, judgment, and the ability to provide appropriate health care services. This program is only offered full-time, during the day. (Program Length: 4 Semesters plus required core prerequisites)
Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national board exam administered by CCI or ARDMS.
View the Echocardiography Technology AAS Program Fact Sheet for additional information.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, Florida 33763
1449 Hill Street
Whitinsville, MA 01588-1032
A variety of entry level positions are available in a wide range of health care settings such as hospitals, physican offices, outpatient imaging centers, and mobile imaging companies.
Length of time to complete prerequisites varies depending on applicants’ transfer credit and/or testing results. The time to complete prerequisites is not included in the total program length listed. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the admissions office once pre-requisites have been completed. File completion does not guarantee acceptance. In order to begin the clinical requirements, students accepted into the program must complete annual tuberculosis skin test, annual flu vaccine, supply proof of immunization, undergo a background check, and submit to a drug screen test. Program application, TEAS exam and prerequisites must be completed by published deadline. (BIOL 2113 and BIOL 2113L , BIOL 2114 and BIOL 2114L , MATH 1111 , ENGL 1101 , PHYS 1110 , PHYS 1110L , MATH 1127 , FYES 1000 ) The following courses can be taken either before or while in the Echocardiography Program: PSYC 1101 , HUMN 1101 or ARTS 1101 or ENGL 2130 or MUSC 1101 .
Students are required to take the TEAS exam and complete a program application prior to the published deadline. Please see the competitive health application at http://www.gwinnetttech.edu/enrollment/forms-documents/ for additional information.