Vascular Technology Certificate Program
The vascular technology program is a 12-month, full-time, daytime program that prepares the student for an entry-level position as a vascular technologist. In performing ultrasound examinations of the cerebral, peripheral, and abdominal vessels, vascular technologists provide vital information to physicians toward the diagnosis of disorders affecting circulation.
A vascular technologist (sonographer) employs clinical skills such as pulse palpation; limb pressure measurements; auscultation; description of trophic limb changes’ symptom analysis; and the gathering of findings from related testing procedures and historical information such as previous vascular or related interventions and risk factor documentation.
Vascular technologists use performance and dynamic interpretation of computer-generated anatomic imaging and physiologic assessment of blood-flow to aid physicians. Students are responsible for having a physical exam and getting the required immunizations. After completing the required number of vascular examinations, graduates are encouraged to take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) examination to be a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT).
Vascular Technology is a sub-specialty of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. It is primarily a non-invasive imaging modality with an indirect testing component. It is performed on the surface of the body, with no use of radiant ionizing energy. Therefore, it is safe with no risks to the patient and the sonographer when performed to diagnostic industry standards.
This clinical and technological data provides the physician with vital information toward the diagnosis and treatment of their patients.
The program at the School of Continuing Studies is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP), through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).
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Tuition subject to increase during academic year
The criteria for entry into SCSs Vascular Technology Certificate Program meets the requirements for the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).
Applicants must provide:
• a completed application form
• proof of an educational level of GED, high school or greater
• have satisfactorily completed a college level course in anatomy and physiology, general physics, algebra, and 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 Vascular Technology Program
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