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Advanced cardiovascular sonographer training at Mayo Clinic

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Program description

The Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, offers a comprehensive 16-month program to train experienced sonographers who are ready to take the next step in their careers.

The advanced cardiovascular sonographer (ACS) profession was developed to create a career track for sonographers who practice at an advanced level in the echocardiography laboratory.

Mayo Clinic's large, diverse patient population provides experience with a broad range of cardiac conditions, including many rare and complex disorders. Because of this, you experience an exceptional education through high-quality didactic and clinical experiences required to develop a competent advanced cardiovascular sonographer. 

Program highlights:

  • A curriculum that includes an online didactic program
  • Clinical training at the Mayo Clinic Echocardiography Laboratory in Rochester, at one of the largest laboratories in the world
  • A program that gives you the technical skills and competence necessary to advance your sonography career

Upon completion of the program, students receive a certificate of completion from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences. Graduates are eligible to take the Cardiovascular Credentialing International ACS credentialing examination.

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Accreditation information

The Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography Program at Mayo Clinic is an accredited training program.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
9355 113th Street N., #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
Phone: 727-210-2350

For further details, see the accreditation information for Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.