Associate Degree Program (351P) - Lancaster Campus
The CVT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The goal of the invasive cardiovascular technology program at HACC is to prepare competent entry-level cardiovascular technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains for invasive cardiovascular technology.
An invasive cardiovascular technologist is a highly specialized and knowledgeable health care professional who is educated and trained to perform invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures under the direction of the physician to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with cardiac disease.
About the career
Invasive CVT program slick flier
(pdf) rev 1/13
and sample schedule (pdf) (rev 5/13)
Admission Criteria and Point System, Essential Qualifications
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)
Invasive CVT clinical application is completed ON-LINE using Survey Monkey - (deadline December 1) - check back Fall 2014
Policies Affecting Program Admission
Estimated Expenses (pdf) rev 11/13
Program Effectiveness Data
Five year program completion rate - 82%
Program performance on national board exam (five years) - 98%
Job placement - 90%
Selective program. Admission to the college doesn't guarantee admission to the clinical component of the program. You will be admitted as a Pre-Invasive 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 invasive cardiovascular technology program is 71 credits with the awarding of an Associate in Science Degree upon successful completion. 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 the RCIS Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) . 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.
Contact: Health Careers
717-780-1988 or 800-222-4222, ext. 211988
Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Program Office
HACC Lancaster Campus
East Building Rm 207
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602