Concorde-Portland Launches Diagnostic Programs

Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 10:00 AM EDT

Students to pursue in-demand career in cardiovascular and diagnostic medical sonography

PORTLAND, June 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Concorde Career Colleges, Inc., a national leader in health care education with 17 campuses in eight states, has launched associate degree programs in Cardiovascular Sonography (CVS) and Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) at its Portland campus. The accelerated programs will provide pathways for students who want to pursue in-demand health care careers as quickly as possible.

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The demand for professionals in diagnostic medicine is estimated to grow by 14% from 2020 to 2030, largely because of retirements and career changes, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics.i About 12,000 openings for medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists are projected each year.

"The combination of our hands-on learning methods and our engaged faculty and staff creates a positive learning environment for students to thrive in their programs," said Concorde-Portland Campus President Siri Dixon. "By investing in our students' education, we have seen them become successful health care professionals, helping to address the national health care shortage, specifically within diagnostic medicine."

Enrollment for both programs are now open. Classes for the DMS Program will begin in July 2022 and for the CVS Program in September 2022. Teaching students fundamental medical concepts through a mixture of classroom learning and hands-on training in clinical settings, both programs are fast paced and offer 960 clinical hours. Students can complete the DMS Program in as little as 20 months and the CVS Program in 21 months.

The CVS program covers cardiac and vascular anatomy, physiology, techniques for preforming ultrasound imaging of various body structures, and general education topics:ii

  • Cardiovascular Pathology
  • Cardiovascular Pharmacology
  • Cardiovascular Registry Review
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrophysiology
  • Vascular Sonography

The DMS program covers human anatomy and physiology, techniques for performing ultrasound imaging of various body structures, and general education topics:iii

  • Abdominal Sonography
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • General Vascular Sonography
  • OB/GYN Sonography
  • Physics and Instrumentation
  • Registry Review
  • Sonographic Cross-Sectional Anatomy

The sonography courses will integrate didactic and clinical instruction with increasing expectations at each level, preparing students to help doctors assess conditions and guide surgical teams. Concorde-Portland has seasoned faculty who are dedicated to helping students gain the skills they need to be successful in their externships and obtain entry-level sonography positions.

The Concorde-Portland campus, which offers a variety of health care programs in Oregon, is located across from the Willamette River. For more information, visit the campus website or call 971-229-4551.

About Concorde Career Colleges, Inc.
Concorde Career Colleges, Inc., which operates 17 campuses in eight states under the brands Concorde Career College and Concorde Career Institute, prepares America's next generation of health care and dental professionals for rewarding careers. The Concorde hybrid/blended education model combines online coursework with in-person lab classes and clinical experiences. Concorde's 25 student-focused academic programs and personalized support prepares graduates for in-demand careers in nursing, dental, respiratory, diagnostic and other health care roles. Concorde's campuses are accredited by either the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) or the Council on Occupational Education (COE). For more information, visit

i U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians between 2020-2030,

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