Program Coordinator and Faculty
El Centro College
Cathy Carolan has served as the coordinator and a faculty member for El Centro’s Cardiac Sonography program since 2000. She has been in allied health care her entire career, starting as a radiographer before moving into the field of ultrasound.
Originally from Sydney, Australia, she is a registered diagnostic medical sonographer (RDMS), with specializations as a registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer (RDCS) and registered vascular technologist (RVT).
She holds credentials in several specialty sonography areas including abdomen, obstetrics and gynecology, vascular ultrasound and echocardiography. She also teaches in El Centro’s other ultrasound program, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and served as adjunct faculty in both programs before going full time.
Her extensive experience in the field of diagnostic medical ultrasound encompasses all major specialty areas and includes both clinical practice and participation in education programs.
She has served as a didactic and lab instructor, as well as corporate program director, for Ultrasound Diagnostic School in Dallas and as a didactic and lab instructor in general ultrasound, obstetrics and gynecology and cardiovascular specialties for Keith Mauney and Associates in Las Colinas.
She holds a graduate diploma of applied science with a major in medical ultrasound from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia; a certificate of diagnostic medical ultrasound from Mitchener Institute (formerly Toronto Institute of Medical Technology) in Ontario, Canada; and an associate diploma in diagnostic medical radiography from Sydney Technical College, N.S.W., in Sydney, Australia.
She serves as a committee member of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology. She has served as treasurer of the North Texas Cardiac Ultrasound Society, of which she continues to be an active member.