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Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography (DCVS)

General Information

The Sonography Program at ACC offers a series of courses with many options for prospective students. ACC only offers cardiac (adult and pedi) and vascular ultrasound in our program.

1. Continuing Education: Non-credit, CEU 
This option is mainly for Sonographers who need review courses or to prepare for the registry examination.

2. Advanced Technical Certificate: College Credit 
This is an option for those who already have an Associate Degree in an Allied Health field from an accredited institution and would like to learn Cardiovascular Sonography.

3. Associate of Applied Science: College Credit 
This option is for beginners with little or no healthcare experience and/or no prior degree or certificate that would like to learn Sonography. Anyone who desires a degree in this field may also apply for the A.A.S. option even if their degree is non-healthcare related, or in another specialty of healthcare.


Complete Prerequisites of Math core or higher, Physics, English I, Anatomy and Physiology I and II each with a grade of 'C' or better. 
ACT of 19 or SAT of 900 or better and TSI Assessment or equivalent. Any student who wishes to take Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography courses must first apply to, and be accepted in, the program. Acceptance is competitive based on academic performance.

Program Costs

The cost of the program depends on which option the student applies for. Below are a breakdown of the tuition, fees, and additional charges/expenses for the AAS and ATC programs.

Associate of Applied Science Degree Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography
Advanced Technical Certificate Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography

Program Schedule

A.A.S. Starts in the summer semester. It is two years long. The classes and labs are during the day, some are in the evening, clinical shifts are during the day but (rare) some may be evenings.

A.T.C. Starts in the spring semester. It is one and a half years long. The classes and labs are during the day, some are in the evening, all clinical shifts are during the day but (rare) some may be evenings. 



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Address: 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, TX 77511
Telephone: (281) 756-3500

Continuing Education Workforce Development (CEWD)

Telephone: (281) 756-3787

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