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Cardiac Sonography Certificate Program

Cardiac SonographyThe Cardiac Sonography Certificate Program is a 12-month, full-time, daytime program that prepares the student for an entry-level position in echocardiography. It combines classroom didactics, ultrasound lab practicum, and clinical rotations at some of the best cardiovascular laboratories in New York City.

A Cardiac Sonographer (or Echo-cardiographer) employs clinical and technological skill-sets in a dynamic fashion to evaluate the way in which the heart is functioning. The main structures are observed and the condition of each is measured or graded, including the chambers and the chamber walls for dilation, thrombus development, wall thickening, wall motion, pressure gradients, and valvular function. The Sonographer utilizes two and three-dimensional, real-time ultrasonic imaging; color, pulsed-wave and continuous-wave Doppler; and electrocardiogram technologies to provide information that is essential to the cardiologist in making treatment decisions for potentially life-threatening heart diseases.

The Sonographer additionally aids the Cardiologist in the performance of more invasive procedures, such as transesophageal echo (TEE), and the evaluation of the heart using minimally invasive contrast agents.


Please see the course listing for the most up to date fees.

Tuition subject to increase during academic year


Admissions Criteria

The criteria for entry into SCSs Cardiac Sonography Certificate Program meets the requirements for the American Registry of Diagnostic Sonographers (ARDMS) Pre-requisite 3A; therefore, a Bachelor’s of Arts or Sciences (B.A. or B.S.) degree is required for admission to our program to ensure that once a student successfully completes our program, they are eligible to take their credential exams.

Applicants must provide:

  • a completed application form
  • proof of a Bachelor’s of Arts or Sciences (B.A. or B.S.) degree
  • have satisfactorily completed a college level course in anatomy and physiology, general physics, algebra, and English communication. Transcripts are required.

Upon meeting the requirements above, applicants must participate in an in-person interview and receive a positive rating.

To Apply to the Cardiac Sonography Certificate Program

Please fill out the application form in Registration and submit.

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