Schools with Echo Vascular Technology Programs: How to Choose

Continuing education certificate programs, as well as associate's degree and bachelor's degree programs, are available throughout the U.S. in vascular technology. Many include relevant echocardiography coursework. Keep reading for more info on schools with these programs.

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Echo vascular technology programs may be found as vascular technology programs that incorporate echocardiography coursework, techniques and equipment into the curriculum. Echocardiography or vascular technology programs can be found at community colleges, technical schools and universities at the undergraduate level.

Schools with Vascular Technology Programs

Students can study vascular technology at these schools:

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered* Tuition and Fees (2015-2016)**
Spokane Community College Spokane, WA 2-year, Public Associate's $3,388 in-state, $8,726 out-of-state
Alvin Community College Alvin, TX 2-year, Public Associate's, Certificate $1,514 in-district, $2,954 in-state, $3,794 out-of-state
Bunker Hill Community College Boston, MA 2-year, Public Associate's $3,576 in-state, $8,520 out-of-state
Red Rocks Community College Lakewood, CO 2-year, Public Associate's $3,429 in-state, $13,145 out-of-state
Austin Community College Austin, TX 2-year, Public Associate's, Certificate $2,550 in-district, $9,210 in-state, $11,340 out-of-state
Johnston Community College Smithfield, NC 2-year, Public Associate's $2,401 in-state, $8,545 out-of-state
Jackson College Jackson, MS 4-year, Public Associate's, Certificate $3,912 in-district, $5,040 in-state, $6,912 out-of-state
Bellevue College Bellevue WA 4-year, Public Associate's, Certificate $3,619 in-state, $8,957 out-of-state
Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte, NC 2-year, Public Associate's $2,664 in-state, $8,808 out-of-state

Sources: *School websites, **National Center for Education Statistics

School Selection Criteria

Students considering a program in echo vascular technology should keep in mind these important considerations:

  • Students are encouraged to enroll in properly accredited vascular technology programs in order to sit for certification through an organization such as the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Science (ARDMS).
  • Not all vascular technology programs offer echocardiography coursework, so students are encouraged to review the curriculum of prospective programs.
  • Students who already have experience in a relevant field, such as diagnostic medical sonography or radiologic technology, may enroll in certificate programs designed to increase an individual's credentials and prepare them for certification in vascular technology.
  • Distance education programs offered via online courses and lectures may be available through some schools and could help students who are pursuing continuing education options.

Certificate in Echo Vascular Technology

Certificate programs in echo vascular technology may be completed in one or two years and are designed for students who already hold a degree or certification in a related medical imaging field. In addition to clinical and laboratory training, students may take courses in ultrasound and Doppler technology.

Associate's Degree in Echo Vascular Technology

Associate's degree programs in vascular technology can be completed in two years. They may qualify students for employment and certification, and they could offer echocardiography courses. Clinical experiences are commonly mandatory.

Bachelor's Degree in Echo Vascular Technology

A bachelor's degree in echo vascular technology can be completed in four years and is typically designed to qualify students for employment and certification. Clinical experience is typically a required component of the program.

Students who want to study echo vascular technology can find accredited, undergraduate-level programs with specialized coursework. Some programs can meet the needs of students who already have a medical background or who are looking for distance learning opportunities.

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