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Advance Your Career Today!

Enroll in the AHF Pediatric Ultrasound Program and Continue Your Education.

To join our specialty program, you must be an AHF graduate or a certified sonographer.

Cardiac Program Summary

  • Cardiac specialty program

  • 12-month accelerated program

  • 35+ hours per week

  • 1,678 total hours

  • 800 clinical hours

  • Begin scanning first week

  • Scan real people and patients

Phoenix Campus

JAN / JUL / OCT Program Start

Tucson Campus

JAN / JUL Program Start

Occupational Outlook

  • $75,000 average sonographer annual salary

  • 90% placement rate 

  • Specialized sonographers are expected to have the best job opportunities 

  • Growing field - expecting an increase of 14%  from 2018-2028

Employment Environment

​Sonographers primarily work in hospital settings but can also work in the below medical settings:

  1. Hospitals

  2. Physicians Offices

  3. Medical & Diagnostic Labs

  4. Outpatient Care Centers

About AHF Pediatric Ultrasound Program

Established in 1982, the Arizona Heart Foundation School of Cardiac Ultrasound is one of the premier programs in the United States dedicated to the development of tomorrow’s sonographers. The program has evolved to include the ever-changing field of vascular sonography and is now known as the School of Cardiac & Vascular Ultrasound.

The School has earned a strong reputation as a leader in cardiac ultrasound education for over 35 years and is licensed by the State of Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education and accredited by ABHES. The program is designed to meet and exceed the minimum clinical clock hour requirements as recommended by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).

Our faculty’s expertise, coupled with small class sizes, not only prepares our students for the national registry exams but also results in graduates with a discernible difference. More than 500 highly qualified sonographers have graduated since the ception of the program. Our graduates provide quality patient care, possess leadership positions in their profession, and dedicate themselves as life-long learners.

Arizona Heart Foundation is pleased to have Eileen Spengler, FASE, RCS, BS, as our School’s Cardiac Program Director, lead instructor, and Executive Director of the Arizona Heart Foundation. Eileen is uniquely qualified for these roles as a 2004 graduate of the AHF Cardiac Sonographer Program and the five years she spent in post-secondary education subsequently. Eileen is also an elected alumnus of Mayo School of Health Science. Eileen has also coordinated and performed heart screenings for high school, college, and retired professional athletes and has received numerous awards and recognition for community outreach and advocacy in Sudden Cardiac Death in athletes.

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