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Cardiovascular Technologist - Invasive

Cardiovascular Technologist - Invasive

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

Complete the clinical application for Fall 2021 online using SurveyMonkey. Deadline to apply is May 1. - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CVT_Invasive_App_2021

CVT letter to students (January 2021)  (pdf)

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.

What are the program clinical admission criteria and how do I apply for clinical?

  • 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) tlburkho@hacc.edu. 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
      • Wednesday, March 24 from 10-11am
      • Wednesday, March 31 from 6-7pm
  • Complete the clinical application for Fall 2021 online using SurveyMonkey. Deadline to apply is May 1. - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CVT_Invasive_App_2021

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 (2016-2018) program effectiveness data?  

 

Graduation Year

 

RCIS Exam Pass Rate

(Within program –

prior to graduation)

 

Job Placement

Rate
 

 

 

Program Completion

Rate


 

 

CCI Exam

RCIS

 

 

2019

50%

100%

100%

2018

100%

100%

100%

2017

100%

100%

62.5%

2016

100%

71.4%

87.5%

2015

100%

100%

100%

5 Year Average
(2015-2019)

89%

88.57%

89.74%

 


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 start@hacc.edu

 

Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Program Office
HACC Lancaster Campus
East Building, Room 207
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike Lancaster, PA 17602
717-358-2837