Vascular Sonography

At a Glance

Vascular ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to scan blood vessels (visceral and peripheral) within the human body. Vascular sonographers obtain information about the health of blood vessels and the velocity and quality of blood flow to assist reading physicians, vascular surgeons and/or interventionalists in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease. Sonographers have direct patient contact and may provide this service in a variety of medical settings. LLCC’s program is designed for currently registered, working general or cardiac sonographers who wish to expand their knowledge and skill set to include vascular technology in preparation for board examination.  

This program requires applicants to submit an Employer/Clinical Site Participation Letter in addition to other application requirements. 

Degrees and Certs

LLCC offers a 10-month Vascular Sonography Certificate of Completion (starts in late August and goes through the end of July).

Other Sonography Programs

If you are not a certified sonographer and are interested in the specialty areas of abdominal and obstetrics/gynecology sonography. the LLCC Diagnostic Medical Sonography AAS degree can help you accomplish your goal!

A new cardiovascular sonography (CVS) AAS degree program is now available. The CVS program will cover two ultrasound specialty areas: adult echocardiography and vascular sonography. The program begins each fall and takes approximately two years to complete. Review the admissions checklist and apply. For more information contact Fabiola Gonzalez.

Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of diagnostic medical sonographers (including vascular sonographers) is predicted grow 12 percent from 2019 to 2029. The 2020 median annual salary for this field was $70,380.

Cost

For the 2023-2024 academic year (fall 2023, spring 2024 and summer 2024), diagnostic medical sonography (DMS) classes have a tuition rate of $274 per credit hour for in-district residents. Get more information on tuition and fees.

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Paying for college

Learn more about cost of attendance.

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Free training opportunity

The Pipeline for the Advancement of the Healthcare Workforce (PATH) program provides free training and supports for occupations within the health care field. Learn more about PATH, including support services, programs and eligibility.

Start/Info Session

Please note: Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on the last Friday in June to be considered for the class starting in August of the same year.

  1. If you are interested in earning this certificate, register to attend an online Vascular Sonography Certificate Information Session. You must register for and attend an online information session to be considered for admission. Confirmation and a login link will be emailed one day prior to your selected meeting date.  
  2. To help ensure students are successful, the vascular sonography certificate program has special requirements for admission. Please follow the steps on the How to Apply page.

If you have questions regarding program admission requirements or how to apply, please call LLCC Student Success at 217-786-2224 and request to speak with the health professions student success coach that assists the sonography programs.   

The Vascular Sonography Certificate of Completion program at Lincoln Land Community College prepares currently registered sonographers to expand their cognitive (knowledge) and psychomotor (skills) set so they may perform diagnostic vascular ultrasound examinations in clinical settings.