Certificate in Cardiovascular Sonography

This is a 21-month certificate program in which students spend 30 to 40 hours each week at clinical affiliates dividing time between didactic coursework and hands-on clinical applications.

Students in the program benefit from the wide variety of diagnostic examinations conducted at The University of Kansas Health System and affiliated clinical sites. The curriculum incorporates detailed, structured, and comprehensive course work and teaches the student to use independent judgment in the acquisition of diagnostic information.

The following concentration areas are available in this program:

  • Adult echocardiography and vascular technology

    • Become a credential Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) and Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) through American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or a Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) and a Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS) through cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).  

  • Adult and pediatric echocardiography 

    • Become a credentialed Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) with a specialty in pediatric echocardiography (PE) through ARDMS or a Registered Congenital Cardiac Sonographer (RCCS) through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). 

Program accreditation, outcomes, and gainful employment disclosure are available at cvt.kumc.edu.