For over 25 years, Oregon Tech has set the high professional standard for Vascular Technologists.
Being the nation’s first bachelor’s degree program in vascular technology, Oregon Tech’s reputation for producing quality vascular technologists has been unparalleled since 1992. Long-time industry connections have allowed externship sites nationwide to grow the job market for our graduates. Affiliate extern sites and vascular labs often seek out Oregon Tech graduates.
Since Fall 2015, the Oregon Tech Vascular Technology program has been programmatically accredited through the The Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS), which is in compliance with The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). This ensures that students meet the professional accreditation standards needed for their career.
The first—and one of the only—dedicated vascular technology baccalaureate programs in the nation.
What you will learn:
Vascular technologists obtain dynamic images of the vascular system using high-frequency soundwaves, known as ultrasound. Although ultrasound is commonly associated with obstetrics and imaging during pregnancy, vascular technologists are specialists in the analysis of blood flow throughout the entire body. From transcranial imaging of vessels in the brain, to infrared detection of blood flow of the capillaries in the toes, vascular technologists assess their patients for a wide variety of vascular diseases and disorders. Blood clots, atherosclerotic plaque, aneurysms and varicose veins are commonly identified and assessed in the vascular laboratory, along with other rare diseases and disorders. Vascular technologists enjoy a high level of independence in the field, working closely with radiologists, cardiologists, and vascular surgeons in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases.