Cardiac Sonography Option
|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|College Writing I||ENG111||3||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Anatomy/Physiology I/Lab||BIO203||4||BIO105 or BIO108 or BIO195|
|College Algebra for STEM||MAT194||4||MAT099 or placement|
|Imaging Technology I or General Physics/Lab||MIG111-see note* or PHY201-see note*||3 or 4||MAT197|
|Patient Care in Medical Imaging||MIG109||Fall||4||co-req MIG101|
|Intro to Ultrasound||MIG101||Fall||2||acceptance into Cardiac Sonography Program.|
|Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation||MIG105||Fall||3||acceptance into Cardiac Sonography Program.|
|Vascular Ultrasound||MIG205||Summer I||3||MIG119|
|Echo II||MIG119||Summer I||3||MIG112|
|College Writing II||ENG112||Summer I||3||ENG111|
|Principles of Sociology||SOC101||Summer II||3||ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Interpretation II||MIG203||Summer II||3||MIG115|
|Related Pharmacology||MIG121||Summer II||2||MIG115|
|Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation for the Cardiac Sonographer||MIG207||Fall||2||MIG105 and MIG119|
|Cardiac Sonography Clinical I||MIG211||Fall||3||MIG119; co-req MIG201|
|Cardiac Sonography Clinical II||MIG213||Spring||4||MIG211; co-req MIG215|
|Advanced Interpretation Seminar||MIG216||Spring||2||MIG211 and MIG203; co-req MIG215|
|Applications/Concepts||CIT110||Spring||3||ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Cardiac Sonography Clinical III||MIG217||Summer||4||MIG213|
*Note: Imaging Technology I (MIG111 web-based) or General Physics I/Lab (PHY201) must be completed, with a grade of C or better, in the summer prior to the start of the program.
This option prepares students in the imaging of the human heart with sound waves. Students are prepared to use the equipment that produces sound waves, obtains an image, and provides the physician with diagnostic information for treatment.
Criminal Offender Record Information and Sex Offender Registry Information Checks
As a prerequisite for a clinical placement in the Cardiac Sonography Option, all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. These checks are required due to potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly during a clinical experience. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible for clinical placement. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth’s Department of Criminal Justice Information Services, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178B, to access CORI records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P.
For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193.
Graduates of this option qualify for employment in hospitals, HMOs, clinics, doctors’ offices, mobile units, community health agencies, equipment/film companies, and/or as application specialist sales representatives.
Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate general knowledge and technical skills required to perform cardiac echo examinations as an entry-level cardiac sonographer.
- Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of cardiac sonography to pursue registry status through The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
- Understand the importance of lifelong continuing education in the field of Cardiac Sonography.