Graduates of Stellar Career College’s Advanced Diploma in Vascular Sonography Technologist (VST) program are willing to work as vascular sonographers. Vascular sonography technologists help doctors diagnose and treat a variety of vascular disorders inside the human body. In order to accurately diagnose vascular disease or illness, vascular sonography technologists conduct non-invasive vascular exams. VST specialists compile information gathered during an exam to provide a first or preliminary impression. These experts have training in vascular disorders and scanning techniques. Students in the Vascular Sonography Technologist (VST) training program are also taught patient care and safety.
Before getting admission to the Advanced Diploma in Vascular Sonography Technologist program, students must have at least 30 college credits, an Associate Degree, a Bachelor’s Degree, or a higher degree. Graduates will be eligible to take the Vascular Sonography National Certification Examination, which enables them to become well-trained and certified Vascular Sonographers.
Vascular Sonography Technologists (VSTs) are responsible for the following tasks:
- Assist in monitoring blood flow to organs and tissues throughout the body.
- Locate and identify blockages (stenosis) and abnormalities such as plaque or emboli, and assist in the planning of their effective treatment.
- Identify & detect Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) in the major veins of the patient’s arms or legs.
- Determine whether or not a patient is a suitable candidate for a procedure like angioplasty.
- Examine the success of blood vessel grafting or bypass procedures.
- Determine the presence of an enlarged artery (aneurysm) and evaluate varicose veins.
Students who efficiently complete all required courses in accordance with the college’s Satisfactory Academic Requirements and meet their financial obligations towards the college will be awarded a diploma.
Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible to take the ARRT national certification exam in Radiology:
- Must complete Stellar Career College’s ARRT-accredited Vascular Sonography educational Program.
- Must demonstrate a level of competence in formal classroom education (didactic coursework) in addition to the clinical requirements of the program.
- Complete an associate’s degree (or higher) in any subject from a college or university that has been awarded accreditation by an agency that ARRT recognizes. Before, after, or while completing a study program in your specific discipline, you can earn the degree at any time.
- ARRT upholds high ethical and professional standards. Students must follow the ARRT Standards of Ethics, along with the Rules of Ethics. Any ethics violations must be reported to ARRT within 30 days of their occurrence. Applicants who fail to comply with these rules risk losing their eligibility. So many sorts of misconduct, accusations, charges, and convictions can surely violate ARRT’s Rules of Ethics.
Any day of the week is applicable for students’ enrollment. The applicant will be notified about the next start date when they enroll. Acceptance into a program requires a high school diploma, General Education Diploma (GED), a college transcript, or an equivalent.
- A copy of the applicant’s high school diploma, GED, college transcript, or equivalent is necessary for application.
- Applicants must fill out and also sign an enrollment agreement.
Stellar Career College Indiana is approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE), 101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-4206. Phone Number 317-464-4400 or www.che.in.gov.