Are You Interested in a Career as a Cardiac Sonographer?
Join the Field of Ultrasound with a Heart, with Training from HDMC
At High Desert Medical College (HDMC), we offer training programs for in-demand healthcare careers, including Medical Assisting, Nursing, and Medical Billing and Coding. Our Ultrasound Technology program has been so popular with our students, we have expanded our program offerings to now offer a Cardiac Sonography program. The new Cardiac Sonography Associate of Applied Science program will be available at all three HDMC locations: Temecula, Lancaster, and Bakersfield, California, and classes begin this March! If you are interested in joining the field of sonography with a heart, HDMC’s Cardiac Sonography AAS program begins 3/17/22 for morning/afternoon classes and 3/29/22 for evening classes!
The Cardiac Sonography AAS program adds to HDMC’s profile of programs that cater to students who desire thorough, hands-on preparation to enter the medical field in a short amount of time. Dr. Ragheb Milad, Chief Academic Officer at HIgh Desert Medical College announced the new program, saying, “High Desert Medical College is proud to offer our communities the new Cardiac Sonography AAS program and extend our catalog of career training. This exciting expansion provides our students and future students with even more exceptional opportunities to start on their path to purpose in their chosen healthcare field.”
HDMC’s new Cardiac Sonography AAS program is designed to prepare students with the training needed for employment as Cardiac Sonographers. The Cardiac Sonographer plays a key role in today’s modern diagnosis and treatment team of Cardiac disorders. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects increasing growth in this field as sonography becomes an increasingly attractive alternative to radiological procedures. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of cardiovascular technicians is projected to grow 14% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.
HDMC’s Cardiac Sonography AAS program prepares students to enter the field through a combination of classroom theory, lab procedures, an externship, and online learning for general education requirements. The Cardiac Sonography AAS degree program is offered in a convenient hybrid-online format. General Education and introductory courses take place primarily online, using Interactive Distance Learning (IDL). The core Cardiac Sonography principles and subjects are taught in a hybrid format, with theory conducted online and labs held on campus for hands-on skills building under the supervision of professional instructional staff. Cardiac Sonography AAS courses include:
- Intro to Ultrasound Physics
- Medical Terminology, Law & Ethics
- Pharmacology, Patient Care & EKG
- Cardiac Sonography
- General Education courses.
The Cardiac Sonography AAS degree program is achievable in 115 weeks (morning / afternoon classes) or 130 weeks (evening classes). Students gain hands-on skills and build real-world experience through a clinical externship. Graduates of the program will receive their Associate of Applied Science, Cardiac Sonography degree, and will be prepared to pursue positions in imaging centers, physician’s offices, clinics, mobile units, and hospitals that do not require a certification to be employed.
High Desert Medical College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). ACCET is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. HDMC is also licensed by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), demonstrating HDMC is in compliance with the state standards as set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, Ed. Code §94897. Accreditation and approval is recognition that HDMC maintains a level of educational standards.
At High Desert Medical College, our hybrid, hands-on, and online classes are designed to train students for healthcare careers in a short amount of time. Students benefit from real world training under the supervision of industry professional faculty. Through academic instruction and hands-on skills training, HDMC graduates are prepared for success in their chosen healthcare careers upon graduation. If you are ready to make Cardiac Sonography your career, HDMC has the training program to prepare you for success! Don’t wait any longer to get started, classes are enrolling now! AM courses begin 3/17/22 and PM courses begin 3/29/22.