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SMC's School of Ultrasound has been training sonographers since 1991. We provide classroom and clinical training in all areas of Echocardiography and Peripheral Vascular Technology.
Our program is designed to be completed within one year. Enrollment is limited, however, classes begin in January and July of each year. The Louisiana Board of Regents licenses this proprietary program. Students are exposed to two dimensional concepts, M-mode echocardiography, color Doppler, pulsed wave Doppler, continuous wave Doppler and associated hemodynamics. Also included are vascular structures, cerebrovascular imaging, and venous testing. When taken in conjunction with our course on physical principles of ultrasound, students experience a high degree of success at registry examinations.
Along with classroom instruction, students work alongside working sonographers in varied environments from hospitals to physician offices to mobile services. Our graduates are currently working across the country in all environments from self employment to hospitals to physician's private practice.
This one-year program begins in January and again in July. A limited enrollment is held to assure a good instructor to student ratio and include both didactic and clinical training in a variety of environments.
Student Minimum Requirements :
Graduate of a 2-year allied health program, such as, but not limited to, nursing or radiologic technology, or:
2 years (62 semester hours) post-secondary education to include a minimum
· 6 hours of Biological Sciences
· 6 hours of Human Anatomy and Physiology
· Basic Chemistry
· College Algebra
· General Physics
Provide comprehensive classroom and clinical training in medical ultrasound techniques. Certify students as suitably qualified and prepared to enter the allied healthcare field as a medical sonographer specializing in cardiovascular ultrasound.