CARDIAC SONOGRAPHY: We’re located in the M-TEC site in Gaylord
Phone: (989) 705-3600 | Fax: (989) 705-3602
M-TEC Director/Academic Advisor
M-TEC SITE IN GAYLORD OFFICE HOURS
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Want to join the fight against heart disease? You could look into the hearts of patients every day as an expert in cardiac sonography. Get your Associate’s Degree in Cardiac Sonography at Kirtland Community College’s CAAHEP nationally accredited ultrasound program and learn the skills you need to work in this exciting field.
Cardiac Sonography Program Information and Documents
The application period for our Cardiac Sonography program is now CLOSED. We generally accept applications for the upcoming academic year from February 1 through April 1.
Cardiac sonography is the use of ultrasound imaging to examine a patient’s heart and diagnose any life-threatening illness or conditions. This exam is performed by sonographers trained in identifying visual and auditory symptoms or irregularities of the heart. Doctors rely on highly skilled ultrasound technicians to provide them with quality images in order to diagnose their patients. Sonographers can also assist in guiding surgeons and physicians during operations.
You may find yourself using your skills in a:
- physician’s office
- laboratory or
- educational institution
Kirtland’s cardiac sonography program is CAAHEP accredited, which means you’ll be able to apply for your national registry exam through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) 60 days prior to graduation. You will also be qualified to apply for the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) exam after graduating. Our program has a 90% graduation rate and nearly 100% pass rate for students attempting national registry exams since 2012. Being a registered sonographer gives you the competitive edge in today’s demanding job market.
Jobs in the sonography field are expected to grow by 39% from 2012 to 2022. Median annual earnings for medical sonographers were reported to be $60,350 in 2012, according to federal jobs statistics. Additional growth is expected in the field as sonography becomes a viable alternative to catheterization laboratories and other imaging technologies.
Kirtland’s two-year associate in applied science program focuses on cardiac sonography, providing you with intensive training in ultrasound to examine the heart. You’ll emerge from Kirtland’s concentrated instruction with in-depth knowledge and expertise in working with the heart, and better prepared to join the charge against heart disease.
Kirtland’s first-rate Cardiac Sonography program will give you what you need to develop expertise in diagnosing heart disease before it claims another life.
2014-15 Program Costs
Cardiac Sonography, Prerequisites
Out of District
|Tuition and Fees||2,650||3,400|
Cardiac Sonography, AAS
Out of District
|Tuition and Fees||10,950||12,750|
Once your degree is complete in Cardiac Sonography, you have the option of completing Kirtland’s Vascular Sonography program. The two-semester Vascular Sonography certificate is completed entirely online, allowing you to develop new sonography skills when it is convenient for your busy life. To enter the Vascular Sonography program, you must have completed Kirtland’s Cardiac Sonography program or another recognized ultrasound degree. You must have also completed your registry with Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) or American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).
Associate in Applied Science degrees
- Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) (Roscommon)
- Cardiac Sonography (Gaylord)
- Health Information Technology (online)
- Pharmacy Technology (Roscommon)
- Practical Nursing (PN) (Roscommon)
- Surgical Technology (West Branch)
- Vascular Sonography (online)
- Certified Nursing Assistant Course (Roscommon, Gaylord and Tawas IRESA Center)
- Phlebotomy Technician Course (Roscommon)
- Davenport University
- Ferris State University
- Franklin University
- Mid Michigan Community College
Specific information about program and course requirements can be found in our College Catalog.
Some of the jobs related to our Health Sciences programs:
(click on the links for detailed information about each specific job/career and for job outlook information)
- Cardiac Sonographers
- Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Registered Nurses
- Surgical Technologists
Get general and transfer information on specific colleges and universities.