Vascular Sonography - Certificate
The technological advancement of diagnostic sonography has been incredibly beneficial for the medical field. Vascular Sonographers use sound waves at high frequencies to produce high-resolution images for physicians to clearly assess the circulatory system, providing more accuracy when determining a patient's condition and course of treatment. Students completing the program are eligible to take the vascular sonography registry exam through the ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography). See the program mission statement.
For more information about Health Science Admissions visit: www.hgtc.edu/healthscience.
Hospitals are the primary employers for sonographers, although there are opportunities
in private physician's offices. Sonographers can earn certifications in specialty
areas such as breast, abdomen, cardiac, and vascular sonography. Certification as
a sonographer can also open new career options for current members of the healthcare
community, such as nurses, respiratory therapists, and other imaging specialists.
For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Career Services for more employment, career, and professional development resources.
Employers of HGTC Alumni Include:
- Grand Strand Regional Medical Center
- Waccamaw Community Hospital
- Georgetown Hospital System
- Conway Medical Center
- McLeod Regional Medical Center
- MUSC Marion
- MUSC Florence
- McLeod Seacoast
- McLeod Loris
Specific Admission Requirements for Program
Course Sequence and Progression Requirements
Students must pass a criminal background check and urine drug screening 30 days prior
to starting clinical each semester.
|First Semester||Course Title||Semester
|DMS 115||Vascular Anatomy & Physiology||1|
|DMS 136||Introduction to Vascular Ultrasound||1|
|DMS 137||Vascular Applications||4|
|DMS 200||Seminars in Sonography||2|
Total Credit Hours