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2023 - 2024 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography, AAS

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Campus: Scott Community College

Sonography is a program that prepares individuals who under the supervision of physicians utilize medical ultrasound techniques to gather sonographic data used to diagnose a variety of conditions and diseases. The program includes instruction in obtaining, reviewing, and integrating patient histories and data; patient instruction and care; anatomic, physiologic, and pathologic data recording; sonographic data processing; sonography equipment operation; and professional standards and ethics.

This AAS program prepares students to enter the field of cardiac sonography. Students who have completed the program can sit for certification examinations by the (national) American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).

For admission to the Sonography program, students are required to have previously earned an Associate degree in a health-related field or a Bachelor’s degree in any field. Information about the application process and admission requirements for the Sonography program can be found at www.eicc.edu/sonography.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography program, students will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively, showing respect to practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion, both verbally and in writing.
  2. Employ diagnostic sonographic technique according to national sonography accrediting body standards and individual department protocol.  
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking skills, professional decision-making, and/or psychomotor skills necessary for safe and competent practice. 
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of ultrasound physical principles and instrumentation.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of cross-sectional human anatomy, human physiology, pathology and pathophysiology as it relates to normal and abnormal sonographic imaging. 
  6. Provide quality patient care and comfort to a diverse patient population using ethical and professional standards abiding by HIPAA guidelines.
  7. Successfully complete the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) credentialing examinations. 
  8. Adhere to the Code of Ethics and Scope of Practice ascribed to by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
  9. Recognize and use resources to enhance self-development and professional growth.

Plan of Study

Complete a Physics Requirement

Term Total: 19.00 Credits

Term Total: 18.00 Credits

Term Total: 9.00 Credits

Term Total: 16.50 Credits

Term Total: 15.00 Credits

Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography, AAS Total: 77.50 Credits

Non-discrimination Statement / Equal Educational Opportunities

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).


If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact EICC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, equity@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

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