About the Major

The first semester is an intensive on-campus experience. Students will spend 30 to 40 hours a week in the classroom and laboratory. In addition to scanning in the laboratories, students will have the opportunity to use the University’s cadaver lab. Upon completion of the academic semester, students will attend clinical education for 40 hours per week at one of the University’s designated Clinical Education Centers. Clinical education is 35 weeks in length and totals 1,400 hours. This impressive amount of clinical education ensures that our graduates have attributes that employers are looking for. Along with the unique, three-semester design of the programs, students will complete their degree faster and begin their professional careers sooner! 

Students enrolled in the Echocardiography program will spend 16 weeks in the classroom and laboratory settings learning normal and pathological conditions as they relate to the study of the adult heart. Students will experience a unique curriculum design that offers the opportunity to learn in the classroom a setting and then immediately apply this knowledge in the lab using state-of-the-art equipment.

Upon completion of the 16-week didactic portion, students will spend 35 weeks in a patient care clinical setting applying the real-life skill sets learned on campus. 

Please note: The Echocardiography Program only admits students for a fall start date.

Course & Curriculum

In addition to the Echocardiography Program, we offer a certificate and associate's degree. To view all course information and curriculum for each offering in our online catalog, please visit the links below:​

Clinical Selection Process




Susan Watt​ers

Director of the Diagnostic Medical
Sonography Programs

Sarah Niese

Clinical Coordinator for the
Echocardiography Program ​

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