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.