Pediatric Prerequisites and Admission


Admission to this program is limited to CCI- or ARDMS-registered cardiac sonographers. Although not required, preference will be given to graduates of a cardiac ultrasound program accredited by the JRC-DMS or JRC-CVT and recognized by CAAHEP. The following requirements also apply: a two-year AMA Allied Health degree that is health care related. These include, but are not limited to: Radiologic Technology, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Registered Nursing.  Students who have a bachelors degree with 8 credits of Anatomy and Physiology completed in health care will be considered. M.D.s and D.O.s are eligible to apply.

Students shall demonstrate satisfactory completion of the following prerequisites and/or co-requsites:

  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Medical terminology

Application Process

For the October class start: Applications will be accepted until April 4th. Interviews will follow with class selection by June 1. For the April class start: Applications will be accepted until November 5.  Interviews will follow with class selection by Feb. 1.

Materials needed for application:

  • Official transcripts - high school and college
  • Two letters of reference - professional and personal
  • Resume
  • $50 application fee  

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Tuition and Fees

$7,000: Includes all tuition, books, lab and graduation fees, national registry fees.

For questions and more information, contact:

The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut
School of Cardiac Ultrasound
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
114 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 714-5698