Sonography - Diagnostic Cardiac

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree


We give you a great path to build on your career. In just two years, gain the knowledge and skills to be a cardiac sonographer. Iowa's Last-Dollar Scholarship may even cover your tuition.

What You Learn in Cardiac Sonography

Our program is in-depth and hands-on. Learn how to operate the equipment, recognize normal anatomy and pathological processes, and offer patient care and instructions. Complete four clinical rotations and advance your scanning techniques. Graduate, then take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers certification exam.

What Can I Do as a Cardiac Sonographer? 

You are an essential member of the healthcare team and your work makes an impact on the lives and health of patients. You explain the procedure and answer questions. You obtain and review diagnostic images and provide a summary to physicians. Work in hospitals, clinics, imaging centers, medical, and diagnostic labs. Everyday will be different and you will continue to learn and advance your skills throughout your career.

A Solid Foundation

Prin & Instrumentation


Prin & Instrumentation

Learn the basic physical principals governing medical ultrasound equipment.

Sectional Anatomy


Sectional Anatomy

Study commonly imaged planes of the human body.

Cardiac Sonography IV


Cardiac Sonography IV

Clinical applications in fetal and pediatric exams and diagnosis of congenital heart disease.

Interpretation and Critique

Case studies

Interpretation and Critique

Discuss concepts essential to patient care and sonographic exams.

Ready to apply?

If this is the career for you, don't wait. Our two-year, full-time program admits a limited number of students each year. Classroom instruction is coupled with supervised clinical rotations at local hospitals and clinics. Here's more details: 

You must hold an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in a health-related field involving direct patient care and a 12-month clinical component, or bachelor’s degree or higher in any field, to apply.

EICC's Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care, and Nursing programs are examples that fit these requirements.

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Iowa's Last-Dollar Scholarship

You may be eligible to earn a degree in this high-demand field for zero tuition costs! You file for financial aid, and if your Expected Family Contribution is at or below $20,000, the state covers the remaining balance beyond the aid for which you are eligible. More than two dozen career programs qualify, including this one. File your FAFSA by July 15.

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Your Degree = Success

Complete your education in two years. Qualify for better jobs. Earn a higher salary. Enjoy a better quality of life. The benefits of an associate's degree are impressive and wide-ranging.

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Sonography - Diagnostic Cardiac : Locations

Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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