Major: Diagnostic Med Sonography / Echocardiography at Northern Virginia Community College

The Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Med Sonography / Echocardiography is part of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician program at Northern Virginia Community College

The curriculum prepares students to produce diagnostic images of the heart structures and motion to diagnose cardiovascular changes. The echocardiographer uses special equipment to direct high frequency sound waves into areas of the patient?s body. The echocardiographer is a central member of the health care team and assists the radiologist in body image interpretation. Upon successful completion of degree requirements, the student will be eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography examinations leading to credentials as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS?).

Sign up with your college navigator

VCCS Plan Code:1091
CIP Code:51.0910

This Major is offered as