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Cardiovascular Technology

Program Description

Certificate Program (121.5 Quarter Credits / 76 Weeks / 1950 Clock Hours )

The Cardiovascular Technology  program is programmatically accredited by CAAHEP for the the Adult Echocardiography and Noninvasive Vascular Study concentrations.  Enrolling students need to refer to credentialing agency requirements in order to check credentialing exam eligibility. The program is designed to prepare the graduate to become skilled entry-level cardiovascular technicians, and work effectively in the health care environment. It includes well balanced on-campus classroom hours, on-campus (work-simulated) imaging laboratory component, off-campus integrated patient care clinical experience and clinical externship. Clinical sites include hospitals, imaging centers and doctor’s offices.

Cohort Start Dates: 

March 2024 - Morning

September 2024 - Evening 


March 2025 - Morning

September 2025 - Evening

Morning Schedule:

Monday - Thursday

8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Evening Schedule:

Monday - Thursday

4:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Program Goals: 

To prepare competent entry-level Adult Cardiac Sonographer in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains for non-invasive vascular study. To prepare competent entry-level cardiovascular technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains for non-invasive vascular study.

Program Objectives: 

  • Register and sit for the Physics and Instrumentation (SPI) exam through ARDMS

  • Obtain, review and integrate pertinent patient data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results.

  • Demonstrate ability to work with varying stress levels and work interruptions.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills during the performance of sonographic procedures.

  • Demonstrate correct positioning of patients and proper scanning procedures for sonographic examination.

  • Accurately record all anatomic and physiologic information for interpretation by a physician.

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients and the healthcare team.

  • Demonstrate appropriate patient care and promote overall well-being.

  • Act in a professional manner within recognized ethical and legal standards maintaining confidentiality.

  • Demonstrate ability to apply knowledge from classroom in clinical setting

  • Develop self-evaluation and uphold professional development.

Program Outcomes: 

  • Students will be awarded a certificate of completion.

  • Students will be eligible to register for the Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS), Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT), Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) or Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS) specialty exam.

  • Students will be proficient in performing entry-level ultrasound technician tasks and responsibilities.

  • Students will be able to seek entry-level employment in facilities such as hospital’s ultrasound departments, imaging center and doctors’ offices after passing credentialing exams.

Physical and Technical Standards:

Ability to read fine print with or without visual aid.

Ability to assist patients on and off exam tables, wheel chairs, etc.

No limitations in the use of both hands, wrists, and shoulders.

Ability to manipulate dials, buttons, and switches.

Ability to distinguish multiple shades of grey and colors.

Ability to distinguish audible sounds.

Ability to communicate effectively and clearly in English to with patients, doctors and other personnel through speech, reading, and writing.

Ability to regularly stand, walk, sit, kneel, squat, bend/stoop, use hands and fingers to handle or feel.

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