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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Health Sciences - Programs of Study

Cardiovascular Technology–Invasive Technologist
A.A.S. Degree (Career)
Application Code 114
For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.
This area of study 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 Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology, 1449 Hill Street, Whitinsville, MA 01588-1032, 978-456-5594, Graduates may apply to take the national certification examination to become a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS).
CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts & 
 Literature SPCH-110 Interpersonal Communication3
Social SciencesSOCI-101 Introduction to Sociology3
ScienceBIOL-101General Biology I*
 BIOL-107 Fundamentals of Microbiology*4
 BIOL-203 Anatomy and Physiology I*4
MathematicsMathematics Core Course (see p. 66)3-5
PHYS-101*Technical Physical Science4
BIOL-204*Anatomy and Physiology II4
CARD-120Rhythm Analysis and 12 Lead ECG2
CARD-121**Cardiovascular Assessment Skills Lab3
CARD-122Cardiac Anatomy and Pathophysiology3
CARD-124X-Ray Theory for Cardiovascular Technology3
CARD-201Cardiovascular Pharmacology2
CARD-220Cardiovascular Procedures2
CARD-221Diagnostic and Interventional Procedures8
CARD-222Advanced Intravascular Interventional Procedures 4
CARD-231*** Applied Clinical Practicum 3
CARD-261Clinical Internship 4
A grade of “C” or better is required in cardiovascular, mathematics, and science courses. 
    *Admission to this area of study is based upon successful completion of BIOL-101 or 107, and BIOL-203, BIOL-204, PHYS-101, and Mathematics Core.  Anatomy and Physiology courses must be completed within five years prior to admission to the first cardiovascular course.  BIOL-101 or 107 and PHYS-101 must be completed within ten years prior to admission. Anatomy and Physiology I and II must be completed within five years prior to beginning CVT course work. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
  **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.
***Students will be assigned to a clinical agency for the month of January, between the third and fourth semesters. Clinical experience is 40 hours per week.

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 
Farsi - FARS
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 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST