MIRAMAR, Fla., May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Concorde Career Colleges, Inc., a national leader in health care education with 17 campuses in eight states, has launched associate degree programs in Cardiovascular Sonography (CVS) and Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) at its Miramar campus. The accelerated programs will provide pathways for students who want to pursue in-demand health care careers as quickly as possible.
The demand for professionals in diagnostic medicine is estimated to grow by 14% from 2020 to 2030, largely because of retirements and career changes, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics.i About 12,000 openings for medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists are projected each year.
"Our sonography programs will educate students to use ultrasound images to access and diagnose critical conditions involving major organs, including the heart," said Concorde-Miramar Campus President Dean Vines. "These programs will help address the current health care shortages we are seeing across the country, as students will have the skills to quickly enter the workforce upon graduation."
Enrollment for both programs are now open. Classes for the DMS Program will begin in July 2022 and for the CVS Program in September 2022. Teaching students fundamental medical concepts through a mixture of classroom learning and hands-on training in clinical settings, both programs are fast paced and offer 960 clinical hours. Students can complete the DMS Program in as little as 20 months and the CVS Program in 21 months.
The CVS program covers cardiac and vascular anatomy, physiology, techniques for performing ultrasound imaging of various body structures, and general education topics:ii
- Cardiovascular Pathology
- Cardiovascular Pharmacology
- Cardiovascular Registry Review
- Vascular Sonography
The DMS program covers human anatomy and physiology, techniques for performing ultrasound imaging of various body structures, and general education topics:iii
- Abdominal Sonography
- Anatomy and Physiology
- General Vascular Sonography
- OB/GYN Sonography
- Physics and Instrumentation
- Registry Review
- Sonographic Cross-Sectional Anatomy
The sonography courses will integrate didactic and clinical instruction with increasing expectations at each level, preparing students to help doctors assess conditions and guide surgical teams. Concorde-Miramar has seasoned faculty who are dedicated to helping students gain the skills they need to be successful in their externships and obtain entry-level sonography positions.
The Concorde-Miramar campus, which offers a variety of health care programs in South Florida, is at 10933 Marks Way. For more information, visit the campus website or call 754-206-7959.
About Concorde Career Colleges, Inc.
Concorde Career Colleges, Inc., which operates 17 campuses in eight states under the brands Concorde Career College and Concorde Career Institute, prepares America's next generation of health care and dental professionals for rewarding careers. The Concorde hybrid/blended education model combines online coursework with in-person lab classes and clinical experiences. Concorde's 25 student-focused academic programs and personalized support prepares graduates for in-demand careers in nursing, dental, respiratory, diagnostic and other health care roles. Concorde's campuses are accredited by either the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) or the Council on Occupational Education (COE). For more information, visit www.concorde.edu.
i U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians between 2020-2030, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm
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