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Vascular Technology Certificate Program Courses

The following courses are required for successful completion of the certificate program.

VASC 095 Introduction to Healthcare and Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Beginning students in the Vascular Technology Certificate Program gain basic entry-level knowledge and skills required for this occupation. This course includes introductions to healthcare systems and agencies; legal, personal and ethical responsibilities; basic medical terminology; the promotion of safety; infection control and vital signs. Simulated lab work is also included in the course. (45 hours) Tuition: $1065 

VASC 150 Applied Anatomy and Physiology in Cardiovascular Health and Diagnosis

This course concentrates on the organization of the human body, cells, tissues and organs. It also covers the body systems, including the integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the nervous system, the sensory system, the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, the urinary system, the reproductive system and the endocrine system. (60 hours) Tuition: $1520

VASC 193 Extremity Venous Principles

Students learn the gross anatomy and cross sectional anatomy of the peripheral extremity venous system. They also review the physiology associated with peripheral extremity venous anatomy and study the pathology commonly found in peripheral extremity venous disease. Complete scanning protocols are explained in the classroom. Various diagnostic studies and treatment options will also be discussed. (45 hours) Tuition: $1070

VASC 993 Extremity Venous Procedures

This lab is required with in tandem with VASC 193. Complete testing protocols are practiced in the lab while reviewing the physical principles related to extremity venous disease. (45 hours) Tuition: $1070

VASC 215 Ultrasound Physics I

This course focuses on the fundamental principles of sound, ultrasound and the properties of ultrasound physics. Students learn the definition of sound and ultrasound, and how it is created and propagates through tissue. They also learn how to measure the frequency and velocity of sound through various mediums and how ultrasound is reflected and absorbed in tissue. (45 hours)
Tuition: $1070

VASC 421 Vascular Clinical Preceptorship I

This course begins the process of applying the knowledge and skills the student learns in the classroom to an actual clinical setting, such as a hospital or doctor's office. (264 hours) Tuition: $3575

VASC 191 Cerebrovascular Principles

Students learn the gross anatomy and cross sectional anatomy of the cerebrovascular system. They also review the physiology associated with cerebrovascular anatomy and study the pathology commonly found in cerebrovascular disease. Complete scanning protocols are explained in the classroom and practiced in the lab while reviewing the physical principles related to cerebrovascular disease. Various diagnostic studies and treatment options will also be discussed. (45 hours) Tuition: $1070

VASC 991 Cerebrovascular Procedures

This lab is required in tandem with VASC 191. Complete testing protocols are practiced in the lab while reviewing the physical principles related to cerebrovascular disease. (45 hours) Tuition: $1070

VASC 192 Extremity Arterial Principles

Students learn the gross anatomy and cross sectional anatomy of the peripheral arterial system. They also review the physiology associated with peripheral arterial anatomy and study the pathology commonly found in peripheral arterial disease. Complete testing protocols are explained in the classroom and practiced in the lab while reviewing the physical principles related to peripheral arterial disease. Various diagnostic studies and treatment options also will be discussed. (45 hours) Tuition: $1070

VASC 992 Extremity Arterial Procedures

This lab is required in tandem with VASC 192. Complete testing protocols are practiced in the lab while reviewing the physical principles related to extremity arterial disease. (45 hours) Tuition: $1070 

VASC 225 Ultrasound Physics II

This advanced course focuses on Doppler and color flow Doppler ultrasound. Students learn how Doppler is acquired, generated and measured. The Doppler Effect and equation will be reviewed in depth so that the student can apply the principles in a laboratory setting. Special emphasis is paid to spectral analysis and color Doppler. Flow parameters are taught in detail to include pressure gradients and related physiology. (45 hours) Tuition: $1070

VASC 422 Vascular Clinical Preceptorship II

Students continue to build their clinical experiences by taking on additional and more responsible ultrasonic technical duties in an actual setting. (344 hours) Tuition: $3575

VASC 194 Visceral Vascular Principles

Students learn the gross anatomy and cross sectional anatomy of the abdominal vascular system. They also review the physiology associated with abdominal vascular anatomy and study the pathology commonly found in abdominal vascular disease. Complete scanning protocols are explained in the classroom and practiced in the lab while reviewing the physical principles of physics related to abdominal vascular disease. Various diagnostic studies and treatment options will be discussed. (45 hours) Tuition: $1070

VASC 994 Visceral Vascular Procedures

This lab is required to be taken in tandem with VASC 194. Complete testing protocols are practiced in the lab while reviewing the physical principles related to abdominal vascular disease. (45 hours) Tuition: $1070

VASC 423 Vascular Clinical Preceptorship III

Students continue to build their clinical experiences by taking on additional and more responsible ultrasonic technical duties in an actual setting. Students undertake intensive clinical training utilizing the advanced skills that they have mastered for their careers. (100 hours) Tuition: $1275

VASC 424 Vascular Clinical Preceptorship IV

Students continue to build their clinical experiences by taking on additional and more responsible ultrasonic technical duties in an actual setting. Students undertake intensive clinical training utilizing the advanced skills that they have mastered for their careers. (92 hours) Tuition: $1665

VASC 499 Vascular Lab Management and Case Review

In 2 parts: Overview and introduction of the functions and knowledge sets necessary to manage a vascular lab to include accreditation, equipment, correlative gathering and dissemination, software and societies vital to this vocation. In addition, the instructor and students share actual cases they performed in a professional and critical thinking format. (45 hours) Tuition: $1075