The Echocardiography program at DACC prepares the student for employment upon graduation as a key member of the health care team that performs a variety of echo procedures by operating complex equipment and providing skilled patient care. We provide an environment that enhances critical thinking, professionalism, and life-long learning to maintain academic and professional integrity throughout the program and their career.
This rigorous program offers a wide variety of educational experiences in professional/technical coursework. In addition to classroom and laboratory sessions, students will perform two semesters of clinical rotations coordinated by the faculty at DACC and directly supervised by credentialed technologists at affiliated medical facilities. This critical component of the curriculum allows students to perform real world hands-on application of knowledge. Graduates complete 1697 total program hours (classroom, laboratory and clinicals) which makes them eligible to take the national certification examinations in echocardiography given by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) and Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).
Upon successful completion of the program, students will meet the Program Goals by: