2017-2018 Semester Catalog

Vascular (VA13) Associate of Applied Science Degree

Campus Availability and Advisement:

Program Description:

The Vascular program offers didactic and clinical instruction leading to an associate degree in a health technology profession that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of pathologic conditions of the circulatory system. The program will prepare students to become competent entry level Vascular Technologists in a health care facility under the supervision of a physician. Vascular Technologists use high frequency sound waves to conduct investigations of venous and arterial vessels in the body. The information from their investigation is evaluated by physicians to make a medical diagnosis. Course work includes sonographic physics, sonographic identification of normal and abnormal anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pathophysiology of the venous and arte­rial systems, case study reviews, and a comprehensive registry review. Program graduates receive an associate degree which qualifies them to apply to take the national examinations to become a Registered Sonographer. The Vascular program is accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAA­HEP).

Entrance Dates:

Beginning of any semester for pre-occupational curriculum. Fall semester for occupational curriculum.

Entrance Requirements:

Age: 17 years old for entrance into Health Technology pre-occupational curriculum
18 years old for entrance into Health Technology programs

Pre-Occupational Curriculum (27 Credit Hours)

BIOL 2113Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIOL 2113LAnatomy and Physiology Lab I

1

BIOL 2114Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIOL 2114LAnatomy and Physiology Lab II

1

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

MATH 1127Introduction to Statistics

3

PHYS 1110Conceptual Physics

3

PHYS 1110LConceptual Physics Lab

1

PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology

3

XXXX xxxxHumanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

Occupational Curriculum (46 Credit Hours)

DMSO 1020Sectional Anatomy and Normal Sonographic Appearance

3

DMSO 1040Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation

3

DMSO 1080Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation Registry Review

1

VAST 1041Vascular I

4

VAST 1100Vascular Fundamentals

3

VAST 2030Essentials of Echocardiography

2

VAST 2060Vascular Clinical I

6

VAST 2071Vascular II

4

VAST 2080Vascular Clinical II

8

VAST 2090Vascular Clinical III

11

VAST 2100Advanced Vascular Technology Registry Review

1

Total Credit Hours: 73 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation