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Cardiovascular Technology for Health Care Professionals
Certificate (Career) 
Application Code 270
For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.
This certificate is designed for individuals who are working as health care professionals and who desire to prepare themselves for advancement in the area of Invasive Cardiovascular Technology. Individuals who are currently licensed, registered or certified as a Nurse, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Medical Laboratory Technologist, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Respiratory Therapist, Physical Therapist, or practicing Radiologic Technologist are eligible to apply for admission to this program. Cardiovascular Technology is an allied health profession specifically dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiac and/or peripheral vascular disease. Graduates may apply to take the national certification exam to become a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS). Certified Radiologic Technologists may apply to take the examination in Cardiovascular – Interventional Technology to become a Cardiovascular Radiologic Technologist (CVRT).
CARD-120Rhythm Analysis and 12 Lead ECG2
CARD-121*Cardiovascular Assessment Skills Lab 3
CARD-122Cardiac Anatomy and Pathophysiology3
CARD-124**X-Ray Theory for Cardiovascular Technology3
CARD-201Cardiovascular Pharmacology2
CARD-220Cardiovascular Procedures2
CARD-221Diagnostic and Interventional Procedures8
CARD-222Advanced Intravascular Interventional
CARD-231***Applied Clinical Practicum3
CARD-261Clinical Internship4
Students must have the following in their background or complete prior to enrollment in the cardiovascular course sequence:
BIOL-101****General Biology I 
BIOL-107Fundamentals of Microbiology
BIOL-203 & 204Anatomy and Physiology I and II
PHYS-101Technical Physical Science
PHYS-103 & 104Fundamentals of Physics I and II
MathematicsMathematics Core Course (see p. 66)
A grade of “C” or better is required in cardiovascular, mathematics, and science courses.
Sciences are generally not transferable if they are ten (10) years old. Check with the office of Admissions and Advising.
Placement into ENGL-121 (or proof of completion of a college-level English course) must be demonstrated.
****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.
****Practicing Radiologic Technologists are not required to take CARD-124.
****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.
****Completion of BIOL-101 or BIOL-107 is required as a prerequisite for BIOL-203. Official transcripts,
****showing completion of the above prerequisite courses (with a minimum grade of “C” for CARD,
****MATH and science courses) must be submitted, with an Official Transcript Evaluation Form to the
****office of Admissions and Advising before candidates are eligible to be cleared into the
****Cardiovascular Technology courses.
For important information about this financial aid-eligible program that leads to gainful employment, please visit



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AgencyAddressCityStateZipOne-Way MileageCost@$0.555 per mile
Baltimore Washington Hospital Center301 Hospital Drive
Glen BurnieMD2106120.63 $11.45
Childrens Hospital111 Michigan Avenue, NWWashingtonDC2001024.00$13.32
George Washington University Hospital900 32rd St., NWWashingtonDC2003730.00 $16.65
Holy Cross Hospital1500 Forest Glen RoadSilver SpringMD20910-148419.20 $10.66
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions600 North Wolfe Streeet, 
Brady 501
BaltimoreMD2128729.00 $16.10
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center4940 Eastern AvenueBaltimoreMD2122426.00 $14.43
Laurel Regional Center7300 Van Dusen RoadLaurelMD 2070713.86$7.69
Northwest Hospital Center5401Old Court RoadRandallstownMD2113318.03$10.01
Prince Georges Hospital Center3001 Hospital DriveCheverlyMD 20785


St. Agnes Healthcare 900 Caton Avenue Baltimore MD 2122918.59
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital9901 Medical Center DriveRockvilleMD2085031.65 $17.57
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore2401 West Belvedere AvenueBaltimoreMD21215-527120.73 $11.51
Suburban Hospital Healthcare System8600 Old Georgetown RoadBethesdaMD 2081429.00 $16.10
Virginia Hospital Center
Arlington Health System
1701 North George Mason DriveArlingtonVA22205-369839.00 $21.65
Washington Advantist Hospital7600 Carroll AvenueTokoma ParkMD2091224.04$13.34
Washington Heart at
Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street, NW
Suite EB 1105
University of Maryland Medical System22 South Greene Street,
Room S2A06

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