Concorde-Miramar launches diagnostic programs
MIRAMAR, Florida., May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Concorde Career Colleges, Inc., a national leader in healthcare education with 17 campuses in eight states, has launched associate degree programs in Cardiovascular Sonography (CVS) and Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) ) to his Miramar Campus. Accelerated programs will provide pathways for students who want to pursue in-demand healthcare careers as quickly as possible.
The demand for diagnostic medicine professionals is expected to increase by 14% from 2020 to 2030, primarily due to retirements and career changes, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.I About 12,000 openings for medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists are expected each year.
“Our ultrasound programs will teach students how to use ultrasound images to access and diagnose critical conditions involving major organs, including the heart,” said the Concorde-Miramar campus president. Dean Vines. “These programs will help address the current healthcare shortages we are seeing across the country, as students will have the skills to enter the workforce quickly upon graduation.”
Registration for both programs is now open. Classes for the DMS program will begin in July 2022 and for the CVS program in September 2022. Teaching students fundamental medical concepts through a mix of classroom learning and hands-on training in a clinical setting, both programs are fast-paced and offer 960 clinical hours. Students can complete the DMS program in as little as 20 months and the CVS program in 21 months.
The CVS program covers cardiac and vascular anatomy, physiology, ultrasound imaging techniques of various body structures, and general education topics:ii
- Cardiovascular pathology
- Cardiovascular pharmacology
- Cardiovascular Registry Review
- Vascular ultrasound
The DMS program covers human anatomy and physiology, ultrasound imaging techniques of various body structures, and general education topics:iii
- Abdominal ultrasound
- Anatomy and physiology
- General vascular ultrasound
- OB/GYN Ultrasound
- Physics and Instrumentation
- Registry Review
- Anatomy in ultrasound section
Ultrasound courses will integrate didactic and clinical teaching with increasing expectations at each level, preparing students to help physicians assess conditions and guide surgical teams. Concorde-Miramar has seasoned faculty who are dedicated to helping students learn the skills they need to succeed in their internships and obtain entry-level ultrasound positions.
The Concorde-Miramar campus, which offers a variety of health care programs in South Florida, is at 10933 Brands Way. For more information, visit the campus website or call 754-206-7959.
About Concorde Career Colleges, Inc.
Concorde Career Colleges, Inc., which operates 17 campuses in eight states under the Concorde Career College brands and Concorde Institute of Trades, prepares America’s next generation of health and dental professionals for rewarding careers. Concorde’s hybrid/mixed education model combines online courses with in-person laboratory classes and clinical experiences. Concorde’s 25 student-focused academic programs and personalized support prepare graduates for in-demand careers in nursing, dental, respiratory, diagnostic and other health care. Concorde campuses are accredited by either the Accrediting Commission for Occupational Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) or the Council on Occupational Education (COE). For more information, visit www.concorde.edu.
I The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected national job opening growth for medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians between 2020 and 2030, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical- sonographers.htm
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