The Non-Invasive Vascular Technology Advanced Technical Certificate is intended for graduates with an AAS in Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Cardiac Sonography. The primary objective of this Advanced Training Certificate is to fulfill the community needs by providing highly trained Vascular Sonographers that will address the increasing number of cardiovascular patients. Sonographers that do not have a sonography degree are required to have previous scanning experience (to be assessed by the DMSO committee) and be registered (other than vascular technology) by the ARDMS and or the CCI credential body. Vascular sonographers image the human body’s vascular system. It includes the upper, lower, visceral, and cerebrovascular systems. Once completing the Advanced Technical Certificate, the graduate may apply to the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) to become a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT), or seek credentialing through the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) in order to become a Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS).
Enrollment into the Vascular Program at Temple College is conditional, based on your academic standing or GPA at the end of the first semester DMSO program, or on your previous overall DMSO academic performance. You will be scheduled for an interview with the Department Chair and faculty based on your application, minimum GPA required (3.0/4.0) and satisfactory written essay.
If currently enrolled in the DMSO Program the student should understand the curriculum for the Vascular Program runs parallel with the General DMSO Program. The student should be aware that by enrolling in the Vascular Program at this time, the total semester credit hours combined will increase to a rigorous 13-14 SCH per semester. Conditional standing and continuance in the DVST program will be lifted after successful completion of the DSVT 1103 Introduction to Vascular and DSVT 1200 Vascular Lab with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher.
Non-Temple College DMSO students will be evaluated on:
1. Verification of their current credential good standing.
2. Positive verification of employer’s recommendation.
3. Verification of their scanning ability in the DMSO lab.