As a Diagnostic Echocardiographer, you'll perform diagnostic examinations using imaging technology, as requested by a physician, that produces high-frequency sound waves that create "moving pictures" of the heart. You'll work with the cardiac care team to assess the overall condition of the heart and help diagnose any existing cardiac abnormalities. The demand for this medical specialty is expected to grow by 10% in the next ten years.
Please note: All courses are face-to-face, in daytime hours only. No online or night classes are offered at this time.
Learn more about the program
Attendance at one Information Session is mandatory for all applicants. Upcoming dates:
February 2, 2024, 10:00 a.m. in RNHS 1.131
March 2, 2024, 10:00 a.m. in RNHS 1.131
Diagnostic Echocardiography (AAS)
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Diagnostic Echocardiography is designed to prepare skilled professionals to use state-of-the-art imaging equipment that produces high-frequency sound waves to create a "moving picture" of the heart.
Vascular Technology Enhanced Skills Certificate (ESC)
Vascular technologists specialize in imaging blood vessels. The Vascular Technology ESC is completed concurrently with the Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Diagnostic Echocardiography (A.A.S.) degrees in the last year of both programs.
How to Apply
While TJC is an open admissions college, acceptance into the Diagnostic Echocardiography Program is limited and based on criteria utilizing a point system and an admissions committee's review of the top 16 applicants. The top eight applicants will be offered a place in the program following the interview.
Details about how application points are awarded can be found on page 5 of the student application packet.
The program’s application window is currently closed. Please check back on Jan. 12, 2024, for updates, including the 2023-24 handbook and program application.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
TJC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Sonographers use state-of-the-art equipment that produces high-frequency soundwaves to form diagnostic images, or ultrasounds, of internal organs of the body.