Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound): (B) Cardiac (554.6)

Students selecting the Cardiac Ultrasound field of study (B) will perform examinations on the adult heart which includes evaluation of the heart valves, the heart chambers and the heart muscle. Students selecting the Cardiac Ultrasound field of study will be eligible to sit for the adult cardiac specialty boards. Cardiac sonographers work in hospital cardiology departments, doctor's offices and clinics or mobile services. The objective of the Cardiac Ultrasound field of study (B) is to prepare competent entry-level Cardiac sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.

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Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 74

Program Pre-Requisite Courses

Course #

Course Name

Credits

ALH-140  
BIO-123
Medical Terminology or
Medical Biology & Terminology

3
3

BIO-161Anatomy & Physiology 1

4

BIO-162Anatomy & Physiology 2 

4

ENG-101English Composition 1

3

MAT-108

Intermediate Algebra

4

PHY-100

Basic Physics  

4

 

Total Credits

22

First Semester

DMS-102

Introduction to Clinical Experience:
Patient Care & Ethical/Legal Issues

2

DMS-105

Cross-sectional Anatomy for Ultrasonography

4

ENG-102

English Composition 2

3

 

Humanities Elective

3

                     

 Total Credits

12

Second Semester

DMS-104

Cardiac Ultrasound

4

DMS-114

Ultrasound Clinical 1/Cardiac

2

PHY-127

Physics for Health Science/Ultrasonography

3

PSY-101

Introduction to Psychology

3

                    

Total Credits

12

Summer

DMS-116

Ultrasound Clinical 2/Cardiac

4

                    

Total Credits

4

Third Semester

DMS-204

Advanced Cardiac Ultrasound

5

DMS-210

Ultrasound Instrumentation & Quality Control             

3

DMS-224

Ultrasound Clinical 3/Cardiac

6

                    

Total Credits

14

Fourth Semester

DMS-226

Ultrasound Clinical 4/Cardiac

6

DMS-228

Doppler Vascular Sonography

4

 Recommended Elective(s)

 

                    

Total Credits

10

   
Recommended Electives 

DMS-245

Cardiovascular Phlebotomy

1

DMS-246

Cardiovascular EKG

1

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