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 so physicians can clearly asses the circulation system providng more accuracy when determining a patient's condition and course of treatment. Students completing the program are eligible to take the ARRT - American Registry of Radiologic Technologist certification exam in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and the ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography). See the program mission statement.
Note: Students with appropriate credits may graduate with a certificate in Vascular Sonography.
For more information about Health Science Admissions visit: www.hgtc.edu/healthscience.
Hospitals are the primary employers for vascular sonographers, although there are
opportunities in private physician's offices and medical laboratories. A sonographer
may earn additional certifications in specialty areas such as breast, abdomen, obstetrics,
cardiac, and vascular sonography. A certification as a sonographer can also open up
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 Horry-Georgetown Technical College's Office of 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
- Loris Community Hospital
- Carolinas Hospital System - Marion
- Brunswick Community Hospital
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.
|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