Echocardiography


Program Summary

The Hill College Echocardiography Program is a two-year course of study leading to  an associate of applied science degree in Echocardiography Technology. It prepares a student to enter the workforce as an echocardiography technician producing echocardiograms.

An echocardiogram is a painless, noninvasive procedure using ultrasound waves to create pictures and take measurements of the inside of a person’s heart.

The Hill College program is comprehensive through the teaching of scanning skills, pathophysiology, cardiovascular pharmacology and all the skills and knowledge necessary to become a registered cardiac sonographer.

The program also includes more than 900 hours of clinical work performed at hospitals and clinics.

SAMPLING OF CLASSES

  • Basic Ultrasound Physics
  • Cardiovascular Pharmacology
  • Principles of Adult Echocardiography
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Pathology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Diagnostic Electrocardiography
  • Advanced Echocardiography    
  • Clinical

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
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Dean of Instruction, Health and Community Services
Lori Moseley, MSN, RN, (254) 659-7921 or (817) 760-5920, lmoseley@hillcollege.edu, Office Hours

Program Coordinator
Julie Britain, RDCS, (817) 760-5936, jbritain@hillcollege.edu, Office Hours

Faculty
Darla Whitehead, RCS, (817) 760-5933 dwhitehead@hillcollege.edu


Echocardiography Lab support
Felicia Harris, RCS, fharris@hillcollege.edu

Faculty Support
Julie Britton, (817) 760-5921, jbritton@hillcollege.edu
Teresa Palinkas, (254) 659-7920, tpalinkas@hillcollege.edu


Health Science Q & A event

We have the answers to your program/selection process/application questions.

Attending a Q & A event is not an application requirement. You do not have to reserve a place, but seating is limited to first 25 people.  A Reservation (VIA email) will guarantee you a seat.

Date:   July 10, 2018
Time:  4 p.m-5pm
Place:  Johnson County Campus
Room: Student Center Room 402

Information and Reservations
Julie Britton
817-760-5921
jbritton@hillcollege.edu



For students in this course who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas.  If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair.  You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.

Program Information

Education Pathway and Application requirements add
BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 must be completed within 5 years of the posted deadline date.
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Program Location:  Cleburne
Next program entry: Spring 2019

Application/document submission timeline:  June 1 - November 1, 2018

HESI testing deadline for completion:  October 31, 2018
HESI test fee:  $50.00
HESI minimum passing:  Math 60%; Reading 65%
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        2 MMR’s or positive serological titer

            Varicella 2 injection series or positive serological titer

            HEP B 3 injection series or positive serological titer

            Tetanus (within last 10 years)

            Tdap (once as an adult)

            Seasonal Influenza

CPR – American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Provider.  No other CPR card accepted.  No exceptions. 

NOTE:  AFTER selection the student will be required to submit a physical (on the Health and Community Services approved form) and a negative 2 step TB results. 

Candidates must be aware that clinical facilities may have other requirements than those listed above.
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Pass Rate on National Credentialing Exam
Year Pass Rate Retention Positive Placement
2014 100% 83% 70%
2015 88% 89% 79%
2016 100% 91% 90%

 

 


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For students in this course who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas.  If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair.  You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.

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