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Echocardiography and Vascular Ultrasound, Associate in Science Degree

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Banner Code: 1_AS_CTEV
Control Number: 04043

Completion of this associate degree will allow students to pursue career opportunities such as noninvasive cardiovascular technologists, echocardiographer/echocardiography technologists, and cerebrovascular ultrasound technologists.

Program Outcomes

  1. Be prepared for entry-level employment as a professional and competent Cardiovascular Technologist to meet the needs of the local health care community.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

  1. UNIT REQUIREMENT60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
  3. MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
  4. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.

Program Prerequisites

Course Title Units
ALH A010Health Occupations0.5
ALH A111Medical Terminology3
BIOL A221Anatomy-Physiology4
Total Units7.5

Required Prerequisites

Electrocardiography Technician Certificate of Achievement

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
ALH A115 Patient Care 2.5
CVT A100 Introduction to Electrocardiography 2
CVT A150 Advanced Electrocardiography 2
CVT A160 Cardiac Anatomy/Pathophysiology 3
ALH A120 Human Diseases 2
CVT A130 Introduction to Invasive Cardiology 3
CVT A170 ECG Clinical Experience 5
CVT A190 Introduction to Sonography and Imaging Physics 3
 Total Units22.5
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
CVT A200 Introduction to Echocardiography 3
CVT A205 Introduction to Echocardiography Lab 1
CVT A210 Echocardiography Clinical Lab 1 5
CVT A220 Ultrasound Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation 3.5
CVT A250 Advanced Echocadiography 3
CVT A255 Advanced Echocardiography Lab 1
CVT A260 Cerebrovascular and Peripheral Ultrasound 2.5
CVT A265 Echocardiography Clinical Lab 2 6
 Total Units25
Requirement Units
Program Major Units 30
AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Transferable electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 60

Electrocardiography Technician Suggested Elective

Course Title Units
PHIL A120Ethics3