About the Echocardiography 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.
Once you are admitted to the program, our staff will conduct a transfer evaluation of your prior coursework to see which classes are applicable toward your bachelor’s degree. After the evaluation is complete, we will contact you with an advising guide showing your transfer credits, registry credits, and future classes needed for completion. You may view the curriculum, including courses granted for registry, under Course Requirements.
Who is Eligible?
- You must be a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) in Adult Echo through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), or a Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS), or a Registered Advanced Cardiac Sonographer (ACS) 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.
Oregon Institute of Technology is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. NWCCU is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.