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The cardiovascular technology (CVT) programs prepare students for a profession in a multidisciplinary science dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of patients who have, or may have, cardiac and/or peripheral vascular disease. Here, you will find several academic credit pathways to enter and advance in this in-demand allied health field:
- The Cardiovascular Technology - Invasive Technologist associate career degree* will help prepare you to work in cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology laboratories performing invasive diagnostic tests and procedures under the direction of a physician. Successful graduates may apply to take the national certification examination to become a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS), required by most employers.
- The Cardiac Monitoring and Analysis certificate career program will teach you non-invasive procedures, after which you may apply to take the national exam to become a Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT),or apply to advance into HCC's associate degree program.
There are also two program options if you are already working as a healthcare professional to advance or transition into the CVT field.
- The Accelerated Cardiovascular Program for Hospital Trainees certificate is designed for health care workers assigned by an employer to a cardiac catheterization laboratory setting.
- The Cardiovascular Technology for Health Professionals certificate can help currently licensed, registered or certified professionals in specific health fields.
Graduates of both certificate programs may apply to take the exam for certification as an RCIS. Certificate students who are practicing Certified Radiologic Technologists may apply to take the exam in Cardiovascular - Interventional Technology to become a Cardiovascular Radiologic Technologist (CVRT). For important information about the certificate programs, including the graduation rate and median debt of students who completed, please visit howardcc.edu/disclosures.
*AccreditationThis program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology, 1449 Hill Street, Whitinsville, MA 01588-1032, 978-456-5594, http://www.jrccvt.org. In compliance with JRC-CVT standards, public results for the HCC Cardiovascular Technology program's student outcomes for national credentialing exams pass rate, retention, and positive placement for a 3-year review window are available on the CVT Program Outcomes Report page.
AdmissionsStudents interested in these or any other HCC allied health or nursing programs should first contact the Office of Admissions and Advising for any requirements and procedures supplemental to HCC's general application and enrollment process. Further information is available from the Nursing and Allied Health Admissions web page, or contacting the Allied Health team at 443-518-4230, email@example.com, or RCF-242.