Sonography Non-Invasive Vascular Technology Advanced Technical CertificateCertificate

Overview

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Program Pathway

First Year

First Semester Courses 11 Credits
DSVT 1364 Practicum I - Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Tech 3
DSVT 2430 Cerebral Vascular Evaluation 4
DSVT 2418 Non-Invasive Peripheral Vascular Evaluation 4
Second Semester Courses 5 Credits
DSVT 2335 Advanced Non-Invasive Vascular Technology 3
DSVT 1265 Practicum II - Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Tech1 2
Sonography Non-Invasive Vascular Technology Advanced Technical Certificate Program Total 16 Credits

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  1. Capstone course

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Program Details

The Non-Invasive Vascular Technology Advanced Technical Certificate is designed for graduates with an AAS in Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Echocardiography. Vascular technologists specialize in imaging blood vessels.

Upon completion of this LSC certificate program, graduates may apply to take the credentialing exam to become a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), or Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS) through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).

Programs are designed to prepare graduates for employment in the healthcare industry in the sonography profession. Program admission is on a competitive basis. Accepted program students follow a predetermined semester class schedule.

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Please refer to http://www.lonestar.edu/5249.htm or see LoneStar.edu/Cluster-Health-Sciences under "Diagnostic Medical Sonography."

Program Policies

Accreditation Information

The Lone Star College-CyFair Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( CAAHEP, 9355 - 113th St. N, #7709 , Seminole, FL 33775, 727-210-2350 www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS, 6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043, 443-973-3251, www.jrcdms.org).

Admission Information

Program Prerequisites

  1. Associate of Applied Science degree in Sonography or Echocardiography
  2. Students must complete all appropriate developmental coursework or retake the section of Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) and score high enough to place into college-level courses.

Minimum age requirement

  1. Refer to LoneStar.edu/Diagnostic-Medi-Sonography and LoneStar.edu/Student-Admissions.

Application process

  1. Contact Program Director at Jeremi.L.Martin@lonestar.edu for questions and for the most current competitive application requirements, forms and deadlines. Typically, the application is available early in the Fall semester and those accepted begin in the Spring semester.
  2. If not a current LSC student, must apply to Lone Star College and submit transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities to be evaluated by Lone Star College. The AAS degree in either Sonography or Echocardiography must be verified per LSC, visit LoneStar.edu/Diagnostic-Medi-Sonography for the form that can be used when having transcripts sent to Lone Star College.
  3. Clinical space is limited, so students are admitted on a competitive basis. In addition to the general admission requirements of the LSC, the following requirements must be met in order to apply for admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs.
  4. College entry-level ability in mathematics and English (reading/writing) as defined by LSC. For further information contact the student development office.
  5. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in college.

Technical (physical) standards requirements

  1. Refer to http://www.lonestar.edu/5249.htm

Admitted Student Requirements:

  1. Criminal Background Check

    1. required after initial/conditional acceptance; refer to LoneStar.edu/Diagnostic-Medi-Sonography
  2. Immunizations &/or titers
    1. Required upon acceptance and by program deadline; refer to LoneStar.edu/Diagnostic-Medi-Sonography Note:may take up to 6 months or longer to complete; advance planning is necessary to meet deadline. Accepted students must provide written documentation of all immunizations or titers received. Refer to college-approved form found on the website.
  3. Progression requirements
    1. Program students must maintain program determined minimum course grade average, meet all competencies and clinical requirements to progress to next semester.
  4. Equipment/uniform requirements
    1. Program designated uniforms are required.
  5. Health insurance is required per clinical sites.
  6. CPR certification
    1. ?American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider CPR.
  7. Drug testing
    1. Required after initial/conditional acceptance.
  8. Hospital requirements
    1. Vary per facility and can include additional immunizations and/or other stricter requirements.

Readmission Guidelines

Former Lone Star College-CyFair Diagnostic Medical Sonography students seeking readmission to the program will be considered upon submission of the following to the Readmission Committee at least two months in advance of the semester for which readmission is being sought. Former students may be allowed readmission on a "space available" basis. Students who qualify for readmission:

  1. Student must have completed one successful semester of Sonography Program courses.

  2. Student submitted a personal withdrawal statement to program.

  3. Student encountered a life changing event that required him or her to be out of compliance with the attendance guidelines for classes and clinical (approval from Program Director).

Students who are asked to leave the program for violation(s) of the systems or the program's code of conduct, ethical standards, academic honesty, civil rights, or harassment policies are not eligible for readmission. Additionally, students who have earned a failing grade in one of the sonography courses are not eligible for readmission. Students who have failed a sonography course are eligible to apply for admission as a new student to the Sonography programs and must follow the application process for that designated year.

Readmission will be based upon the following:
  1. Submission of a written request to the Program Director at least two months in advance of the semester that readmission is being sought.

  2. Completion and submission of the program's Petition for Readmission form.

  3. Submission of a one-page, typed personal statement that describes why the student have a desire to be readmitted into the LSC program and become a part of the sonography profession. The statement must also include information regarding any past or perceived future barriers to your success, plans on how to successfully complete this program, and goals for the future beyond this program.

  4. Submission of current college transcripts directly to LSC for evaluation purposes.

  5. Satisfy current college admission requirements and provide evidence of maintaining an overall "C" (2.0) GPA at any previous college(s) attended.

  6. All readmission correspondence, with the exception of official college transcripts, must be mailed directly to the DMS Program Director.

The following readmission policies will also apply:
  1. A readmitted student is required to fulfill the graduation requirements that are in effect at the time of readmission.

  2. Student may only be granted one (1) readmission.

  3. Students gaining readmission to the Program may be required to audit course(s) that are offered in the same semester, &/or demonstrate skills or mastery of course content through final exam(s) or skills exam(s).

  4. Students who have been out of the Program for one (1) or more years will be required to reapply as a new student.

Additionally, readmission is based upon:
  1. Space available in the program.

  2. Satisfaction of current college and program admission requirements.

Transfer Guidelines

An individual's request to transfer into any LSC sonography program will be reviewed on an individual basis by the program director, and only after meeting Lone Star College entrance requirements. Transfer students must meet all admission requirements of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. It is recommended to allow a minimum of three months for processing. Class placement is based on previous achievement and space availability. Admission is considered only if prior program enrollment has been within one (1) year and the candidate is in good standing in a program or in previous program. All of the following steps must be completed for consideration.

  1. Completion of official transfer application.

  2. Written statement from the student describing his/her reasons for originally leaving the program.

  3. Submit current official transcripts from any colleges or universities that the student has attended.

  4. Submit three letters of his/her standing from the prior sonography program. One letter should be a "report of status" from the former program director.

  5. Statement of licensure eligibility
    1. Refer to LoneStar.edu/Diagnostic-Medi-Sonography

Program Accreditation

The Lone Star College-CyFair Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, 9355 - 113th St. N, #7709 , Seminole, FL 33775; 727.210.2350http://www.caahep.org/) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS, 6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043; 443.973.3251http://www.jrcdms.org/).

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at LSC-CyFair is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Accreditation is upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).

 

 

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