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Health Sciences - Programs of Study

Accelerated Cardiovascular
Program for Hospital Trainees Certificate (Career)
Application Code 134
For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.

This certificate prepares students to meet the theoretical, technical, and clinical responsibilities associated with the cardiovascular field. To be eligible for this certificate, 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).

BIOL-101*General Biology I

BIOL-107*Fundamentals of Microbiology4
BIOL-203*Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL-204*Anatomy and Physiology II4
PHYS-101*Technical Physical Science4
CARD-120Rhythm Analysis and 12 Lead ECG2
CARD-121**Cardiovascular Assessment Skills Lab 3
CARD-122Cardiac Anatomy and Pathophysiology3
CARD-124X-Ray Theory for Cardiovascular Technology3
CARD-201Cardiovascular Pharmacology2
CARD-220Cardiovascular Procedures2
CARD-221Diagnostic and Interventional Procedures in CVT8
CARD-222Advanced Intravascular Interventional4


Students must also complete ENGL-096, if required, and be eligible to enroll in ENGL-121 and a Mathematics Core course (see p. 64).

*Admission to the Accelerated Cardiovascular Program is based upon successful completion of BIOL-101 or 107, and BIOL-203 and BIOL-204. Anatomy and Physiology prerequisite courses must be completed no more than five years prior to admission to the first cardiovascular course. If coursework exceeds the five-year limit, a student may take an exam(s) to demonstrate competence or repeat the course(s). BIOL-107 and PHYS-101 prerequisite courses must be completed no more than ten years prior to admission to the first cardiovascular course.
**Students will be expected to participate in four 8-hour days of clinical experience during the semester in addition to scheduled class time. A health form is required.

For important information about this financial aid-eligible program that leads to gainful employment, please visit

Gainful Employment Disclosures

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
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Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
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Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
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Mathematics - MATH 
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Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
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Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
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Women's Studies - WMST