Cardiac Catheterization AS

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    Dale Mabry
AS.CARD.TECH.INV (77 Credit Hours) | Part of the Health and Medical Subject


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Cardiac Catheterization Technologists work alongside physicians to diagnose and treat diseases of the heart and blood vessels using X-ray imaging. These technologists are imaging specialists who also train to act as surgical assistants and circulators during cardiac and vascular catheterization procedures.

Their duties include assessment and care of the patient during the invasive procedure, surgically scrubbing to assist physician, administration of medication under the physician’s supervision, controlling procedural instruments and imaging technologies, and documenting/recording the procedural activities. These specialists are trained in invasive diagnostic cardiac and vascular catheterization procedures, cardiac and vascular invasive interventions, emergency cardiac care, structural heart repair, and invasive cardiac electrophysiology.


AS.CARD.TECH.INV (77 Credit Hours)

This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate.  It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements.  Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.

Prerequisite Courses Required for Admission

†BSC 2085  Human Anatomy and Physiology I  3 cr.
†BSC 2085L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory  1 cr.
†BSC 2086  Human Anatomy and Physiology II  3 cr.
†BSC 2086L Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory  1 cr.
†ENC 1101  English Composition I 3 cr.
†MAC 1105  College Algebra 3 cr.
PSY 2012  Introduction to Psychology  3 cr.

Program Required Courses
†AMH 2020 Modern American History or †POS 2041, American Government - 3 cr.
*CVT 1001    Introduction to Invasive Cardiovascular Technology    3 cr.
PHY 1020C    Conceptual Physics    3 cr.
Humanities General Education CORE    3 cr.

YEAR I – First Semester
CVT`   1800L    Invasive Cardiovascular Pre-Clinical I    3 cr.
CVT    1220    Cardiovascular Pharmacology    3 cr.
CVT    1260    Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology    3 cr.
CVT    2511    Radiation Biology and Safety    3 cr.

YEAR I – Second Semester
CVT    1801L    Invasive Cardiovascular Techniques II    4 cr.

YEAR I – Third Semester
CVT    2420C    Invasive Cardiology I    6 cr.
CVT    2805C    Cardiovascular Interventional Pre-Practicum    3 cr.
CVT    2660C    Non-Invasive Cardiology    2 cr.
CVT    2110L    Invasive Cardiovascular Clinical II    3 cr.

YEAR II – First Semester
CVT    2845L    Invasive Cardiovascular Clinical III    4 cr.
CVT    2421C    Invasive Cardiovascular II    6 cr.
CVT    2211      Critical Care Applications    2 cr.

YEAR II – Second Semester
CVT    2846L   Invasive Cardiovascular Clinical IV    4 cr.
CVT    2921    Cardiovascular Technologist as a Profession    2 cr.

*CVT 1001 must be successfully completed prior to start of the program.

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