Cardiac Sonography Accepted Students

Please note: This program is adding pediatric coursework to become the Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Sonography ATC program, with a start date of Fall Term 2023. Check back for updated information soon about when students can apply for the new version of this program.

Students will be notified by mail of their acceptance into the EFSC Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Sonography Program.  Once accepted, students will be required to complete the steps outlined below.

For Accepted Students Only

Mandatory Orientation

Students will be required to attend a mandatory orientation session.  Information about this meeting will be sent with the letter of acceptance.

FDLE Background Check and Drug Screening

Criminal History Information Request - Florida Department of Law Enforcement

(Even if you’ve recently completed the Sonography program at EFSC, you must complete a new background check and drug screening.)

Immunizations

Students will be placed at clinical sites and are required to have the same immunizations that the State of Florida requires for high school students:

DTaP
IPV
MMR
Hepatitis B series
Varicella
Flu shot

Visit the Florida Department of Health web page for more informaiton on School Immunization Requirements.

Clinical Resources

Our maximum student enrollment is in proportion with the volume and variety of sonographic procedures, equipment, and personnel available for educational purposes. The number of students assigned to a clinical affiliate/clinical education center will be determined by the following:

• Student/clinical staff ratio not greater than one-to-one
• Student/work station ratio of not greater than one-to-one

Eastern Florida State College will provide students with a variety of care settings in which sonographic and or other diagnostic procedures are performed on in-patients and outpatients. These settings will include the following:
• Ambulatory care facilities
• Emergency/trauma
• Intensive/critical/coronary care
• Surgery
• Angiography/cardiac catheterization

Each Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Sonography affiliate or clinical education center shall perform approximately 1,500 completed patient examinations, including production of permanent records and reports, per year, per student equivalent.

Accident and Liability Insurance

All accepted students are covered by Allied Health Liability Insurance and also the Education/Training Student Accident Insurance through EFSC. The cost of this insurance coverage is included in course lab fees and it is charged once every twelve months.