Adult Cardiac Sonography Advanced Technical Certificate
Next Program Start: Fall 2021
Deadline to Apply: June 15, 2021
The Adult Cardiac Sonography program allows registered Sonography professionals to expand their skills and leads to an Advanced Technical Certificate from Eastern Florida State College. As the adult population ages, the need for doctors to diagnose and treat heart-related issues is increasing, leading to a rising demand for cardiac sonographers.
Classroom and hands-on clinical experience are both key parts of the program, with local hospitals, diagnostic centers and clinics serving as clinical education settings for the certificate. Job opportunities include working in hospitals, emergency clinics, medical clinics and physician’s offices.
Adult Cardiac Sonography is a limited access program with a specialized application process. The program includes courses during two terms each year held on the Melbourne Campus and local clincal settings. Training is delivered through a cohort method with a class size of 12 - 14 students. The certificate curriculum can also be part of a Bachelor of Applied Health Science - Medical Imaging Specialization program.
Diagnostic cardiac sonographers (also known as echocardiography technologists) use non-invasive ultrasound machines, laptops and transducers to create images of the inside of patients’ hearts, which physicians use to make a medical diagnosis — often without expensive, invasive methods. Cardiac sonographers also maintain the specialized cardiac imaging equipment.
Each EFSC program includes multiple learning outcomes that clearly express the anticipated skills, knowledge and competencies students are expected to develop throughout their program of study. View the Adult Cardiac Sonography learning outcomes.
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1519 Clearlake Rd, Bldg 11, Rm 206
Cocoa, FL 32922
3865 N Wickham Road, Bldg 15, Rm 101
Melbourne, FL 32935
Dr. Harry Holdorf, Program Manager