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Cardiovascular Technology Academic Certificate

As a Cardiovascular Technologist, you’ll work closely with the health care team to identify cardiac problems and keep patients’ hearts pumping.

About

Work in an exciting environment with high-tech imaging equipment to help diagnose heart abnormalities, identify blockages and aid in cardiac catheterization and other procedures. This certificate is perfect for students with previous college experience who want to take advantage of the growing job market for cath lab technologists.

See the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ job outlook, or read our gainful employment disclosure.

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology. See more accreditation information.

Will I be successful?

Year# Of Students StartedGraduatedTook ExamPassed ExamGrad with JobsGrads with Jobs within 6 MonthsContinuing Education
20181512121212120
20171111111011110
20168775661
201510666540

Requirements

Applicants have earned an associate or bachelor’s degree, or have completed a two-year, post-secondary allied health program. They must also complete Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II with a grade of “C” or better.

Curriculum

Academic Certificate Program

Students already holding an associate or baccalaureate degree, or who will have met the baccalaureate degree requirements from their primary educational program, may apply for the one-year academic certificate program on a space available basis.

Year 1
HSC 100Medical Terminology1
HSC 101Methods of Patient care1
CSS 101College Seminar3
PHI 210Ethical and Legal Dimensions in the Health Sciences1
Total6
Year 2Summer II (6 WEEK SEMESTER)
HSC 160Rhythm and 12 lead ECG analysis3
CVT 204 Cardiovascular Simulation Lab1
CVT 205Cardiac invasive procedures 3
Total7
Year 2Fall
CVT 206Cardiac A & P3
CVT 207Advanced Procedures3
CVT 217Cardiovascular hemodynamics3
CVT 215Clinical I 4
CVT 208Intro to Radiology2
Total15
Year 2Spring
CVT 230Clinical II 5
CVT 221Cardiac arrhythmias & treatments3
CVT 225Cardiac Pharmacology 3
CVT 218Implantable Cardiac Device Theory 3
HSC 200Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)1
Total15
Year 2Summer (12 week semester)
CVT 235Clinical III6
Total6
Total Combined Credits49