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There are four program options currently within the cardiovascular technology program at HCC.  These programs have different requirements, and their descriptions are below.  Click on the title below for the descriptions.

  • Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Cardiovascular Invasive Technology
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Cardiac Monitoring and Analysis
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Cardiovascular Technology for Health Professionals
  • Accelerated CVT Certificate Program for Hospital Trainees

Accelerated Cardiovascular Program for Hospital Trainees
Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging & Interventional Therapies
Cardiac Monitoring and Analysis
Cardiovascular Technology for Allied Health Professionals
Cardiovascular Technology- Invasive Technologist

Accelerated Cardiovascular Program for Hospital Trainees
This certificate program is an option within the Cardiovascular Technology Degree program.  This prepares students to meet the theoretical, technical and clinical responsibilities associated with the cardiovascular field.  To be eligible for this program, a student must be assigned by an employer to a cardiac catheterization laboratory setting.  The clinical environment combines innovative procedures and state-of-the-art equipment and provides the opportunity to work with other health professionals in providing cardiovascular diagnostic and interventional therapies.  Graduates may apply to take the national certification examination to become a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS).

Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging & Interventional Therapies
This certificate program is an option within the Cardiovascular Technology Degree program.  This prepares students to meet the theoretical, technical and clinical responsibilities associated with the cardiovascular field.  To be eligible for this program, a student must be assigned by an employer to a cardiac catheterization laboratory setting.  The clinical environment combines innovative procedures and state-of-the-art equipment and provides the opportunity to work with other health professionals in providing cardiovascular diagnostic and interventional therapies.  Graduates may apply to take the national certification examination to become a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS).

Cardiac Monitoring and Analysis
This certificate program is an option within the Cardiovascular Technology Degree program.  This prepares students to meet the theoretical, technical and clinical responsibilities associated with the cardiovascular field.  To be eligible for this program, a student must be assigned by an employer to a cardiac catheterization laboratory setting.  The clinical environment combines innovative procedures and state-of-the-art equipment and provides the opportunity to work with other health professionals in providing cardiovascular diagnostic and interventional therapies.  Graduates may apply to take the national certification examination to become a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS).

Cardiovascular Technology for Health Care Professionals
The certificate program is an option within the Cardiovascular Technology Certificate Program. This program prepares allied health professionals to meet the technical and clinical responsibilities associated with the cardiovascular field. The clinical environment combines innovative procedures and state-of-the-art equipment for a vast range of experience. Opportunity exists to work with other health professionals in providing cardiovascular diagnostic and interventional therapies. Graduates may apply to take the national certification exam to become Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS). There is a clinical component to CARD-121. CARD-231 consists of a 40 hours per week Practicum during the month of January.

Cardiovascular Technology- Invasive Technologist
This program prepares students to enter the allied health career field of cardiovascular technology to gather data and perform various cardiac and/or vascular diagnostic tests and procedures under the direction of a physician. The invasive technologist may be found in cardiac catheterization, blood gas, and electrophysiology laboratories. Working in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, operating area, and/or electrophysiology laboratory, the technologist utilizes x-ray and monitoring equipment in performing invasive diagnostic tests to determine the condition of the patient's heart. New therapeutic steps may be taken to treat an existing condition during the catheterization procedure. The program is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Graduates may apply to take the national certification examination to become a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS).