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.
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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. Gainful Employment Disclosure
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
What are the physical requirements?Applicants should be prepared to meet the physical and core performance standards for this field. All requirements are available in the Student Handbook.
The Cardiovascular Invasive Specialty Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT).
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25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
2015-16 Tuition & Fees - Associate Degree Program & Academic Certificate
Note: All fees are non-refundable.
*This charge will be applied to your bill only when you are enrolled in the fall and spring semester