Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography (DCVS)

How to Apply


DCVS Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Program

DCVS Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) Program

Must hold current registry with ARDMS or CCI

What You Need To Apply

Application Checklist

Information Session

Attend an information session to learn more about the Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography program and meet our staff. Sessions held on campus will be in S105.

October 5, 2021 12:00 pm S105
November 2, 2021 12:00 pm Virtual
December 7, 2021 12:00 pm S105


Admission requirements for the DCVS A.A.S. Degree include the following pre-requisite courses with a final grade of C or better:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • College Algebra or Quantitative Reasoning
  • Elementary Physics

Additional Requirements to Apply

  • Apply to ACC by completing the Steps-to-Getting-Started
  • Submit official college transcripts to Admissions showing completion of required courses 
  • Apply to the DCVS program by completing an application packet
  • Complete the required number of hours of professional observation here at ACC in the DCVS lab
  • Take the HESI A2 exam - must be within 5 years and have a cumulative score of 75 or above 
  • Submit record of completed Hepatitis B series
  • Submit two professional letters of reference
  • Submit current American Heart Association CPR (BLS) for Healthcare Providers

Selection for Admission

Admission to the DCVS Program is competitive. Applicants are ranked by the following criteria:

  • Final grades in pre-requisite classes
  • HESI A2 cumulative score

Additional consideration will be given to applicants who:

  • Are an ACC student for more than one semester
  • Have health care experience
  • Hold a degree
  • Are a veteran
  • Were on the alternate list in the prior application period and are reapplying

Deductions will be given for:

  • F's and withdrawals in pre-requisite classes
  • No show to a scheduled observation

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