Programs And Courses

Cardiovascular Technologist - Invasive

Learn more about our Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist Associate in Science Degree Program.

Apply for Clinicals

  • Admission to HACC does not guarantee admission to the clinical component of the program.  Work closely with your advisor to prepare to apply to the clinical/core component.
  • Download the Admission Criteria and Essential Qualifications (pdf).
  • Attend a mandatory information session.
    • RSVP to Tami Burkholder (717-358-2837) Include your name, HACCID (if you have one) phone number & email. Current students use your HAWKMAIL address. Include which program (invasive or sonography) you plan to apply to
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What does an invasive cardiovascular technologist do?  

Invasive cardiovascular technologists have various duties. They:

  • Assist physicians with cardiac catheterization procedures (a small tube - a catheter - is guided through the patient's blood vessels into the heart or cardiovascular system).
  • Perform and review patient assessment
  • Provide patient care before, during and after procedures
  • Administer medications under the direction of a physician
  • Operate and maintain equipment
  • Develop differential diagnoses based on the patient's history and examination findings

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How much does the program cost?

Download Estimated Expenses (pdf) for a list of estimated expenses.


What degree will I earn? Will I be eligible for credentials? 

Upon successful completion you: 

  • will earn an Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Associate in Science Degree 
  • are eligible to sit for the Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). 


What are the required courses?

  • Download a list of Required Courses. The list includes a sample schedule (pdf).
  • HACC holds CVT classes at the Lancaster campus. Prerequisite courses are offered at other campuses and sites.

Is the program accredited? 

The CVT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)   

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Can I advance my education in this field?  

  • This program leads directly to an occupation.

What are the program goals?  

Program goals are to prepare students to:

  • Be competent entry-level cardiovascular technologists.
  • Demonstrate competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains for adult cardiac catheterization.


What is the most current (2017-21) program effectiveness data?  

Graduation Year

CCIS Exam Pass Rate RCIS

Job Placement


Program Completion


2022 88% 100% 88.9%
2021 100% 100% 100%
2020 NO COHORT    

3 Year Average









How can I get more information?


Who can I contact for more information?

Please contact an Admissions Counselor, by phone at 800-ABC-HACC, or by email at


Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Program Office
HACC Lancaster Campus
East Building, Room 207
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike Lancaster, PA 17602