Vascular Technology in Sonography Certificate

Curriculum DMS.VAS.CERT (C517G)

The Vascular Technologist performs diagnostic ultrasound procedures under the supervision of a physician. The sonographer collects essential patient data to aid in diagnosis. The program covers basic theory and clinical instruction in vascular technology in sonography, which will provide an avenue for multi-specialty competency in sonography. This will make the individual more marketable in many health care agencies that call for multi-specialty practitioners. Employment opportunities are excellent in hospitals, medical centers and other health care agencies. (Spring 2019)


At the successful completion of the Vascular Technology in Sonography Advanced Certificate, the graduate will be able to:

  • apply safe and appropriate patient care to patient under their care;
  • apply ALARA principles and demonstrate proper instrumentation to optimize sonographic images; and
  • demonstrate proper ergonomics to ensure proper body mechanics;
  • utilize effective oral communication skills with patients, staff and visitors in the clinical environment;
  • demonstrate effective written communication skills to obtain patient histories and formulate their sonographic impression on patient forms;
  • present diagnostic images in vascular technology;
  • utilize multiple imaging applications to aid in vascular diagnosis;
  • evaluate imaging findings in order to determine their diagnostic value; and
  • problem solve situations with imaging or nontraditional patients to provide the highest level of patient care.
Program Prerequisites:  Completion of an accredited Diagnostic Medical Sonography program and currently holding American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) certification or an Active Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certification who has completed the physics review course and currently working performing vascular sonography exams.

Semester One (Second 7 Weeks)

Course NumberTitleCredits
DMS 250Peripheral Venous Imaging in Sonography #

3 credits

DMS 252Peripheral Arterial Imaging in Sonography #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Semester One (First 7 Weeks)

Course NumberTitleCredits
DMS 253Cerebrovascular Imaging in Sonography

3 credits

DMS 254Abdominal Vascular Imaging in Sonography

3 credits

Semester Two

Course NumberTitleCredits
DMS 251Clinical Applications in Vascular Sonography #

1 credit

DMS 255Specialized Vascular Imaging in Sonography #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:4
Note: Life experience credit may be awarded for DMS 251 on an individual basis if criteria is met.

Total Credit Hours: 16

Note: a minimum grade of "C" is required as a prerequisite for each DMS course.

See DMS course descriptions.

Instructional Area Coordinator: Krysti Reece, email: