Cardiovascular Technology



 Policies &

Students who complete the non-invasive Cardiovascular Technology-Adult Echocardiography (CVT) program of study will be prepared to enter the healthcare field in echocardiography labs as adult echocardiographers. Echocardiography is a rapidly advancing specialty area of cardiac imaging that uses ultrasound technology to evaluate the heart. With this technology, an echocardiographer uses sound waves created by the machine to acquire images of the cardiac chambers, walls, valves and blood flow.

The adult echocardiographer is a skilled person qualified by academic and clinical preparation to have:

Echocardiographers generally work closely with cardiologists, who use the images to diagnose cardiac diseases.

Students completing the Associate of Applied Science in Cardiovascular Technology will prepare to sit for the Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) exam and the Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) exam.

***The CVT program is housed at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith.***
12211 Ward Drive, Bldg. 139
Fort Smith, AR 72916

Kristen Wendling
Program Chair
(479) 209-6130 

Candace Harkreader

Clinical Instructor
(479) 970-0421