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CVT - Cardiac Sonographer

Associate Degree Program (353P) - Lancaster Campus
The CVT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).  The goal of the cardiac sonography program at HACC is to prepare competent entry-level cardiovascular technologists in the cognitive (knowledge),  psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains for adult echocardiography.

About the career

FAQ (pdf) rev 5/1/13
Admission Criteria and Essential Qualifications (pdf)
CVT 101 Policy (pdf 4/14)

Cardiovascular Technology (Invasive & Cardiac Sonography) Information Sessions - LANCASTER CAMPUS - Wed, Apr 16, 9-10:30 am; Mon, Apr 28, 5:30-7:30 pm (pdf)

Clinical application is done ON-LINE using Survey Monkey  (deadline December 1) - check back fall 2014

Program accreditation

Required courses and sample schedule (pdf) rev 4/13
Policies Affecting Program Admission
Estimated Expenses   (pdf) rev 11/13

Program Effectiveness Data
Five year program completion rate - 80%
Program performance on national board exam (five years) - 94%
Job placement - 97.5%

Selective program. Admission to the college doesn't guarantee admission to the clinical component of the program. You will be admitted as a Pre-Cardiac Sonography CVT student and work with your advisor to apply to the clinical/core component of the program.

Length of Program and College Degree Conferred
The cardiac sonography program is 72 credits with the awarding of an Associate in Science Degree upon successful completion. Completion time can vary depending on a candidate's background and need for identified preparatory skills and coursework and the student's rate of study. The Cardiovascular Technology program has many clinical affiliates. While laboratory classes are held at the Lancaster campus it is expected that the student have their own transportation to attend field trips and a clinical rotation which could be up to 90 miles from the Lancaster campus. Graduates are eligible to sit for one of two exams - Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).  New July 2010 - In addition to this credential students are eligible after the completion of CVT 103 to sit for the CCT or CRAT exams through Cardiovascular Credentialing International.

Program Contacts
Health Careers
717-780-1988 or 800-222-4222, ext. 211988

Cardiac Sonography Program Office
HACC Lancaster Campus
East Building Rm 207
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602

 

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