About our Program
The program integrates basic medical science with echocardiography courses and a general education core. Our degree completion program offers you continuing education in your profession, advancement or new options in your career, and the bachelor's degree required for entry into master's degree programs. Many of our students go on to advanced degrees in business, education and more.
You will begin the program with a foundation for degree completion built upon two sources: credit you complete at another college and transfer to Oregon Tech and credit granted for professional registries. For example, 90 credits are granted for RDCS or RCS credentials. After evaluating your credits and credentials, we work with you to develop an individualized plan to complete your program requirements. A typical plan is outlined below under Course Requirements.
Who is Eligible?
- You must be a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or a Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).
- You must be employed in or have access to a full-service, properly equipped echocardiography laboratory to complete the clinical didactic courses and be eligible for clinical externship credit.
- You must meet the Oregon Tech admissions criteria. Special admissions arrangements are also available.
Residents of some states are not eligible for this program. Click here for a list of those states.
It may be possible in the future to allow students from these states to
be admitted. Please contact us if you have questions regarding this
restriction or are interested in an online program at OIT but reside in
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Courses Granted for Registry (90 credits)
|BIO 220 ||Cardiovascular Physiology ||4 |
|BIO 346 ||Pathophysiology I ||3 |
|BIO 347 ||Pathophysiology II ||3 |
|ECHO 225 ||Cardiopulmonary Patient Management Practices ||3 |
|ECHO 231 ||Echocardiography I ||4 |
|ECHO 232 ||Echocardiography II ||4 |
|ECHO 320 ||Cardiographic Methods ||3 |
|ECHO 321 ||Stress and Transesophageal Echo ||3 |
|ECHO 333 ||Echocardiography III ||4 |
|ECHO 420 ||Echocardiography Externship ||45 |
|MIT 103 ||Introduction to Medical Imaging ||3 |
|MIT 231 |
|Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation I |
|MIT 232 ||Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation II |
|PHY 217 ||Physics of Medical Imaging ||3 |
Degree Completion Courses (54 credits)
|BUS 316 ||Total Quality in Health Care ||3 |
|BUS 317 ||Health Care Management ||3 |
|CHE 360 ||Clinical Pharmacology ||3 |
|ECHO 325 ||Pediatric Echocardiography* ||3 |
|ECHO 332 ||Invasive Cardiology* ||3 |
|ECHO 334 ||Echocardiography IV ||4 |
|ECHO 365 ||Abdominal/Renal Testing ||4 |
|ECHO 376 ||Survey of Vascular Testing* ||3 |
|ECHO 385 ||Echocardiography Laboratory Management ||3 |
|ECHO 420A ||Echocardiography Externship A ||8 |
|ECHO 420B ||Echocardiography Externship B ||7 |
|ECHO 421 ||Echocardiography Senior Project ||4 |
|SPE 321 ||Small Group and Team Communication ||3 |
| ||Communication Elective (from General Education list) ||3 |
*Optional credits may be awarded for additional registries.
Transfer Courses (62 credits)
|BIO 200 ||Medical Terminology ||2 |
|BIO 231 ||Human Anatomy and Physiology I ||4 |
|BIO 232 ||Human Anatomy and Physiology II ||4 |
|BIO 233 ||Human Anatomy and Physiology III ||4 |
|CHE 101 ||Elementary Chemistry ||3 |
|CHE 104 ||Elementary Chemistry Laboratory ||1 |
|MATH 111 ||College Algebra ||4 |
|MATH 112 ||Trigonometry ||4 |
|PSY ||Psychology 201, 202 or 203 ||3 |
|SPE 111 ||Public Speaking** ||3 |
|WRI 121 ||English Composition** ||3 |
|WRI 122 ||Argumentative Writing |
|WRI 227 ||Technical Report Writing ||3 |
| ||Humanities Electives ||9 |
| ||Social Science Electives ||9 |
| ||Elective || |
** This class is not offered online at Oregon Tech. We can help you find an appropriate course to transfer from another school.
Registration & Tuition
You will receive complete instructions for registering after you have been admitted.
As a state-supported university, Oregon Tech offers online degree completion programs at affordable rates. There is no out-of-state surcharge for non-Oregon residents. Current information about tuition and fees can be found on the Distance Education website under Financial Matters. Students who take six credits or more per term may qualify for financial aid.