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  • Writer's pictureBobby Banahan

Arizona Heart Foundation’s School of Ultrasound opening second location in Tucson in August

School’s Cardiac Ultrasound program now accepting applications ahead of Aug. 1, 2023 start!

The Arizona Heart Foundation is set to open the second location of its School of Cardiac & Vascular Ultrasound in Tucson this summer, helping fulfill a growing need for skilled sonographers in Arizona and throughout the nation.

Slated to open at 310 S Williams Blvd., in Tucson, Tuesday, Aug.1, the school will first welcome students to its Cardiac Ultrasound program, a 12-month accelerated program that prepares professionals for cardiac sonography work in a variety of medical settings. The program includes 1,678 clock hours, 800+ of which take place in a clinical environment, and has an 88% placement rate for graduates.

Established in 1982, the Arizona Heart Foundation’s School of Cardiac & Vascular Ultrasound has produced more than 500 successful graduates since its inception, with graduating sonographers going on to earn an average of $70,000 per year. Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools and licensed by the State of Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, the school prepares students for work in hospitals, clinics and medical and diagnostic laboratories, with employment opportunities for graduates expected to increase by about 14% between 2018 and 2028.

“Arizona Heart Foundation’s School of Cardiac & Vascular Ultrasound offers one of the nation’s premier echocardiography programs, helping students launch rewarding careers in just one year,” said Arizona Heart Foundation’s President & CEO, Paula Banahan. “Because non-invasive ultrasounds are safer and more economical for patients, the need for these services will continue to grow, especially as the “Baby Boomer” generation ages and more older adults develop heart disease. The opening of our Tucson school will help fulfill an ongoing need for cardiac sonographers, not only in southern Arizona, but statewide.”

To apply for upcoming Arizona Heart Foundation School of Cardiac & Vascular Ultrasound programs in Tucson or Phoenix, visit For more about the School of Cardiac & Vascular Ultrasound and career prospects for program graduates, visit


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