Cardiac Sonography

The cardiac sonography option prepares students in the imaging of the human heart with sound waves. Students are prepared to use the equipment that produces sound waves, obtains an image, and provides the physician with diagnostic information for treatment.

Criminal Offender Record Information and Sex Offender Registry Information Checks

As a prerequisite for a clinical placement in the Cardiac Sonography Option, all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. These checks are required due to potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly during a clinical experience. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible for clinical placement. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth’s Department of Criminal Justice Information Services, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178B, to access CORI records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P.

For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this option qualify for employment in hospitals, HMOs, clinics, doctors’ offices, mobile units, community health agencies, equipment/film companies, and/or as application specialist sales representatives.

Upon Completion of This Concentration Graduates Will Be Able to

  • Demonstrate general knowledge and technical skills required to perform cardiac echo examinations as an entry-level cardiac sonographer.
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of cardiac sonography to pursue registry status through The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
  • Understand the importance of lifelong continuing education in the field of Cardiac Sonography.

View The Medical Imaging Information Packet.

Cardiac Sonography Program Goals

To prepare competent entry-level sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge, Psychomotor (skills) and affective(behavior) learning domains for the adult cardiac sonography concentration.

Additional Program Goals Include

  1. Students will be clinically competent.
  2. Students will develop critical thinking skills.
  3. Students will demonstrate communication skills.
  4. Students will model professionalism.


Michelle Gagnon Cardiac
Sonography Program Director