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Cardiovascular Sonography Program

Valley Health’s Cardiovascular Sonography Program is a one-year program granting an advanced certificate in sonography (cardiac or vascular). If you’re looking for a meaningful career in the healthcare field, consider training to become a sonographer specializing in imaging of the heart or blood vessels.

The program’s academic coursework is 100% online in collaboration with Washburn University’s accredited sonography curriculum. All clinical instruction and training are based at Valley Health Winchester Medical Center. The program is three semesters in length, starting in the fall, and includes 24 hours per week of onsite clinical instruction.

Upon graduation, students earn an advanced certificate in their chosen track of cardiac or vascular sonography and are eligible to sit for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) board examinations. Students can continue with some additional courses to receive an Associate’s Degree, with an option to continue their education further to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in medical imaging.

The successful student in the Cardiovascular Sonography Program will be a dedicated learner with good interpersonal and communication skills, eye-hand coordination, and physical strength.

Prerequisites

Program applicants must have completed one course in the following categories at the post-secondary/college level with a grade of C or higher:

  • Communication (English, Composition or Speech)
  • Human Anatomy (if combined with Human Physiology, Human A&P I and II must be taken)
  • Mathematics (Intermediate Algebra, Algebra, Statistics or Trigonometry)
  • Physics (General Physics, no lab required, or Radiographic Physics, if enrolled in or a graduate of a Radiologic Technology program)
  • Medical Terminology

Application Process

Applications are accepted until March 1 for consideration in the upcoming Fall program. Candidates will be notified by April 1.

The application form is available via this link.

Completed applications may be submitted electronically. Click here to email a completed application.

If not sent electronically, completed applications may be mailed to:

Valley Health Heart & Vascular Administration
Attn: CV Sonography Program
1840 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601

Program Dates

The next three-semester program will begin in mid-August 2024 and conclude in July 2025.

Contact Us

For additional information, call (540) 536-2575 or send us an email.

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