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Get Started in the Cardiac Sonography Program


Are you ready to take the next step? Learn more about what you need to do to get started in the Cardiac Sonography program.

What To Know Before You Start

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Completing the application, meeting with an advisor, attending orientation, registering for classes...
these are all part of the college admissions process.


Criminal Background Check and Drug Testing

All students enrolled in Health Occupations programs are required by Dallas/Fort Worth Hospital Council member facilities to undergo a criminal background check and drug testing prior to beginning their clinical experience.


Application and Admission to the Program

The program accepts a limited number of students per entering class, including students pursuing an associate degree and certificate applicants who already have an associate or bachelor’s degree.

You must apply to the Cardiac Sonography program by Dec. 31 of each year for classes beginning the following June. 

Acceptance to allied health programs at El Centro College is by a competitive selection process. 

To apply to specified El Centro College allied health programs, including this one, you must meet the conditions of one of the following three eligibility categories before the application deadline. (Note: this is a general summary only; see complete eligibility guidelines.) 

  1. Completion of the six Health Professions Readiness courses: three courses each in the Health Professions Readiness I Skills Achievement Award and Health Professions Readiness II Skills Achievement Award.  

    Health Professions Readiness courses are listed under HPRS in the online catalog.  

    For complete information, see the Health Professions Readiness Awards (HPRA) information packet
  2. Documentation of a minimum of two years employment within the last five years as a health care worker in specified health care professions with direct patient care experience. 
  3. Documentation of a current credential in specified health care professions. 

See information packets for all allied health programs at El Centro College. Specific information on the selection and application process for individual programs is included in each packet.

Information Packet and Information Sessions

El Centro College's health occupation information sessions are offered online. Please download a program information packet before viewing the online information session; it will contain complete information on program admission requirements and application instructions.

Distance Learning Options

The Cardiac Sonography program is also offered in a distance education format for eligible individuals who live more than 100 miles from El Centro College or other institutions that offer accredited Cardiac Sonography programs.

Contact Pam Farley in the allied health admissions office for more information about the distance education option.