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Adult Cardiac Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Cardiac ultrasound being performed on a male's chest

Quick Facts

Earning Potential:

Median $75,380/year

Time Frame:

  • 2,400 Clock Hours (2 Years)
  • Begins each January


📌Adult Main Campus

Tuition and Fees:

Total Cost: $21,606

Admission Info:

  • College Math Course
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Communications
  • Medical Terminology
  • Physics
WorkKeys Requirements:
  • Applied Math - 5
  • Graphic Literacy - 4
  • Workplace Docs - 5



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Program Overview

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual wage for diagnostic medical sonographers was $73,380 in May 2021. The starting salary for a newly-graduated diagnostic medical sonographer specializing in Cardiac Sonography can vary depending on several factors, including location, employer, and experience level. However, individuals with a diploma in Medical Science with a specialization in Cardiac Sonography from the Collins Career Technical Center can expect a competitive starting salary in the field. The strong demand for skilled professionals in this field, combined with the program's specialized training and hands-on experience, can lead to a rewarding and lucrative career for graduates.

What do Diagnostic Medical Sonographers do?

Diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians typically do the following:

  • Prepare patients by explaining the procedure to them and answering their questions
  • Prepare exam rooms and maintain diagnostic imaging equipment
  • Properly situate patients for imaging
  • Operate equipment to obtain diagnostic images or to conduct tests
  • Review images or test results to check for quality and adequate coverage of the areas needed for diagnoses
  • Analyze results for abnormalities and other diagnostic information and provide a summary of findings to physicians
  • Record findings and keep track of patients’ records


Shelly Rozzi BA, RVT, RDMS (AB, OB/GYN), RDCS

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Cardiac) Instructor
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Bachelor of Arts, Regents, Marshall University 2014
Certificate, Diagnostic Medial Sonograhy, Collins Career Technical Center 2009


Tara Fitz

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Instructor

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