Echocardiography Courses

ECHO 101, Echocardiography
Lec-105 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: BIO 106 or BIO 108 COREQ.: CVT 101 and CVT 110 ADVISE: Background check, drug screening, immunization records and TB testing required by the medical centers for internship attendance; ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Cardiac anatomy and physiology. Standard presentation of Two Dimensional (2D) Echo and M-Mode images of normal and abnormal echocardiograms. Color flow, pulse and continuous wave Doppler findings of normal and cardiac pathology identify valvular stenosis and regurgitation. Description of cardiac pathology and associated 2D findings, Doppler patterns, and related calculations for determining severity.

CSU
Units: 7
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Students must submit an application and be accepted into the CVT/ECHO Program prior to registration. Required background check and drug screening. Required current immunization records an TB testing.

ECHO 201, Advanced Echocardiography Technician
Lec-87.5 Lab-105

PREREQ: ECHO 101

Advanced cardiac abnormalities evaluated by two dimensional (2D), M-Mode, and Doppler methods include: stenosis, valve abnormalities, regurgitation, diastolic dysfunction, cardiomyopathies, pericardial and coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, right ventricular methods of evaluation, masses and tumors, endocarditis, prosthesis, aortic root diseases, and cardiac transplants. Transesophagael Echo: standard views, and Doppler identification.

CSU
Units: 7
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ECHO 301, Advanced Cardiac Abnormalities
Lec-70 Lab-52.5

PREREQ: ECHO 201

Description and echocardiographic findings of advanced cardiac abnormalities including
pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary emboli, endocarditis, prosthetic valves, cardiac masses,
transplant, and aortic root disease. Emphasis on cardiac embryology and congenital cardiac
defects and the associated echocardiographic findings. Content includes echocardiographic
identification of surgical repairs of congenital cardiac diseases.

CSU
Units: 5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ECHO 401, Advanced Echocardiographic Studies
Lec-105

PREREQ.: ECHO 301

Course content introduces advanced cardiac ultrasound technologies and assessment methods including 3D Echocardiography, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, Ventricular Assist Devices, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Electrophysiology Studies, Strain-Strain Rate and Speckle Tracking. Emphasis on carotid ultrasound imaging, Doppler, and characteristics of carotid pathology.

CSU
Units: 6
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable