Why choose our
Cardiovascular Invasive Specialty program?The heart is the hardest
working muscle in the human body – so it only makes sense that a cardiovascular
invasive specialist would play a very important role in the patient’s health
because they perform the procedures that keep the heart pumping. These specialists,
sometimes known as cath techs, work alongside of the cardiologist to perform
diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients. Some of the most
common procedures include diagnostic catheterizations, interventions (such as
stent placement) and temporary pacemakers. To put it simply, cardiovascular
invasive specialists are the “plumbers” for the heart, making sure that all of
the veins and arteries are open and capable of doing their job.
Will I be successful?
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What will I learn?This program offers a
two-year associate degree in applied science, or a one-year academic
certificate. Class sizes are limited to ensure that each student receives
personal attention in the classroom and clinical site from our experienced
faculty, some of which are alumni of our College. Not only will you have the
opportunity to learn in the classroom, but through hands-on, intensive clinical
experiences, you will know exactly what to expect when you take the RCIS
certification and become an entry-level
cardiovascular invasive specialist.
Click here to view a sample curriculum in
our College Catalog.
What is the job outlook?According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 29%
faster than average job growth is expected nationally through 2020. For more information regarding the average
salary, working conditions and job availability for a career in this field, click here to view the PA
Department of Labor & Industry’s occupation profile.
What are the admission
requirements?All applicants for the
two-year associate degree program must meet the general admission requirements.
Applicants to the 12-month diploma program must have earned an associate's or
bachelor's degree, or have completed a two-year, post-secondary allied health
program. Prior to entering the diploma program, the following college-level courses
must be completed with a grade of C or better: Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Program AccreditationThis program is
accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the
Cardiovascular Technology Committee on Accreditation.
Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
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2013-14 Tuition &
Fees - Associate Degree Program
tuition per credit
per credit hour
program tuition (flat program cost)
Education (GE) Science Lab Fee
per GE Lab Course
Note: All fees are non-refundable
*Applicable only in the
fall and spring semesters' program-specific courses (third and fourth
2013-14 Tuition &
Fees - Certificate Program
Applicable only in the
fall and spring semesters' program-specific courses.