After enrolling into Aquarius Institute’s Ultrasound Sonography program, students need to complete the lecture portion of this program to advance onto the clinical portion. The lecture portion includes the fundamental concepts needed to understand medical theory and scanning conduct behind day to day cases that technicians will deal with in their practice. The lecture portion of this program is 300 hours in length and is divided into 6 separate courses:
Course I: Anatomy and Physiology 85 Lecture hours
Course II: Medical Terminology 40 Lecture hours
Course III: Patient Management 10 Lecture hours
Course IV: Ultrasound Physics 35 Lecture hours
Course V: Ultrasound Scanning 60 Lecture hours
Course VI: Echocardiography 70 Lecture hours
Internship: Ultrasound Clinical Internship 800 hours
In the last two courses (Ultrasound Scanning, and Echocardiography) require students to attend lab practicals scheduled in the given syllabus. These lab practicals teach students how to operate Ultrasound systems safely and effectively for high quality and proper imaging. Lab practicals are designed to help students understand practical application of the content they have in the weeks prior. Students will practice ultrasound testing on their peers and will receive feedback from the instructor to improve skill and understanding.
Once these courses have been completed, students are allowed to start working on completing 800 hours of clinical internship training. Students will be placed by the Aquarius Institute at a designated clinical internship site, but they are also allowed to arrange their own clinical experience at a site of their choice at the approval of The Aquarius Institute. Visit our clinical policy page by clicking here.
After completing both the lecture and clinical portions of the training program, Aquarius Institute awards a certificate of completion for the Ultrasound Sonography training program. Students who have been awarded this certificate of completion, are now allowed to sit for CCI’s RCS board exam. Upon passing the RCS examination, students have the ability to either work as a registered cardiac sonographer in a variety of settings or take on the specialty examinations that ARDMS offers. During this journey of becoming certified, the Aquarius Institute is here for you in providing the proper resources to help you succeed in passing your board examinations.
Once students have become board certified technicians they are now eligible to seek careers in their respected field. If needed, the Aquarius Institute offers help in job search, as our large network of employers in the medical field need positions filled in the growing industry.