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Cardiac Sonography Degrees

CARDIAC SONOGRAPHY: We’re located in the M-TEC site in Gaylord

Phone: (989) 705-3600 | Fax: (989) 705-3602


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 degree in cardiac sonography at Kirtland Community College.

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Cardiac Sonography Program Information and Documents

The application period for our Cardiac Sonography program is now OPEN.  We accept applications for the upcoming academic year from February 1 through April 1.

You will be able to choose a job in one of the fastest growing segments in health sciences when you complete Kirtland’s Cardiac Sonography degree program at the M-TEC site in Gaylord. You likely will be able to find a job in your field regardless of where live throughout your lifetime.

Kirtland Community College cardiac sonography degreesCardiac sonography is the use of ultrasound imaging to examine a patient’s heart and diagnose any life-threatening illness or condition. It is performed by sonographers trained in identifying visual and auditory symptoms or irregularities of the heart. You may find yourself using your skills in a:

  • hospital
  • physician’s office
  • laboratory or
  • educational institution

Jobs in the sonography field are expected to grow by 19 percent through 2016. Median annual earnings for medical sonographers were reported to be $57,160 in 2006, according to federal jobs statistics. Additional growth is expected in the field as sonography becomes a viable alternative to other imaging technologies.

Cardiac sonography uses ultrasound imaging to examine the heart and diagnose life-threatening illnesses or conditions. It is performed by sonographers trained in identifying visual and auditory symptoms or irregularities of the heart.

As a medical professional specializing in cardiovascular care, you may find yourself using your skills in a hospital, physician’s office, laboratory or educational institution.

Cardiac sonography degrees at KirtlandAs a graduate of Kirtland’s Cardiac Sonography program you may be eligible to apply to the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) to obtain your registry.

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 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
In District
Out of District
Tuition and Fees2,6503,400
Miscellaneous Expenses150150
Cardiac Sonography, AAS
In District
Out of District
Tuition and Fees10,95012,750
Miscellaneous Expenses900900

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).

Get your degree in cardiac sonography from Kirtland Community CollegeRelated health sciences degrees and certificates include:

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)

Partnership Programs

  • 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.


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