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Are you ready to take your health career to the next level?
Kirtland Community College’s NEW online Vascular Sonography Certificate is your ticket to more opportunity, better job security and great pay!
The skills you’ll acquire in Kirtland Community College’s online Vascular Sonography degree program will give you everything you need to quickly attain certification as a vascular sonography technician. Kirtland’s state-of-the-art training lets you build on your existing health care skills and prepare for success in a high-demand, high-salary field predicted to grow by nearly 25% during the next decade.
Kirtland’s online Vascular Sonography program will prepare you to assist physicians in diagnosing and treating disorders affecting the circulation of blood in arteries and veins. You will be ready to:
- work with patients, their families, and health care team members
- perform patient examinations while respecting their dignity
- acquire and analyze data using ultrasound and related vascular technology
- provide a summary of findings to aid in patient diagnosis and management
- use sound judgment and systematic problem solving to produce high-quality diagnostic information
As a technologist specializing in vascular technology, you will perform noninvasive tests (ones that do not require the insertion of probes or other instruments into the patient’s body). You’ll perform procedures that utilize Doppler ultrasound, view and record images for interpretation and diagnosis by a physician.
“Online education is a leg up to the common person trying to further their education and pursuits. I would encourage anyone, because education costs are going up and given our economy, especially people with families, to take courses online.”
— Bryan, Kirtland online student
Because many of these tests are performed during or immediately after surgery, you will have a critical role that includes summarizing findings for physicians, as well as explaining treatment procedures to patients to ensure their cooperation and alleviate their fears.
Your Kirtland education and training will contribute to your ability to thrive in this key role and provide the opportunity to increase your earning potential as a result. Did you know vascular sonographers can earn an average annual salary of $47,010 (national median)?*
Your coursework can be applied as an add-on to either 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).. Kirtland’s two-semester vascular sonography coursework is completed entirely online, allowing you to develop new sonography skills when it is convenient for your busy life. Your certification is complete following externship work at hospitals in your area.
If you are a successful student, you will be able to sit for the national certification examination in Vascular Sonography offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) and then be eligible for certification through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
Kirtland’s first-rate program will prepare you for a career in a high-demand industry where you use your cognitive ability, diagnostic skills and compassionate nature to enhance your skills and excel in your career.
* United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2009.