2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Invasive Cardiovascular Technology, AAS

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This program prepares graduates to assist with invasive diagnostic, interventional and electrophysiology procedures in a surgical setting such as a heart catheterization lab. Students will study x-ray technology, medication administration, patient care, and surgical technologies associated with these procedures. There is a strong emphasis on cardiac anatomy and physiology, cardiac pressures, radiation physics, left and right cardiac catheterizations, coronary angiogram, and commonly utilized equipment. Clinical hands-on experience is a major component of the program.

Clinical Affiliation: Students will be placed in a clinical affiliation for 7 months in medical centers throughout the United States. If a student does not complete specialty cardiovascular classes in three consecutive semesters, faculty and administration will determine whether courses must be repeated before enrolling in clinical internship.

Background checks and drug screenings are required for this program. Please see the Cardiovascular Policy Handbook  and the Academic Handbook for the Healthcare Programs​  for additional/adjusted rules, regulations, and policies regarding the Cardiac, Invasive and Vascular programs.

SSS 100 Student Success (This class will be required of students who are not transferring in 9 college credits from an accredited institution.)

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS: This degree is a Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) program. You may purchase a laptop on your own or from the Southeast Tech IT Support Center.

Program Curriculum | 90 Credits Minimum

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Additional Information

Requirements: Achievement of a grade of “C” or higher for Prerequisites to Invasive Cardiovascular (PHYS and MATH), SSS, HC, CV and CVI courses.

Students will be required to be a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or complete Southeast Tech’s HC 106 Certified Nursing Assistant course prior to beginning program-specific coursework. For more details, please see admissions.

Clinical placement by Program Chair.

Registry Requirements: In order to maintain CAAHEP accreditation, all Cardiovascular graduates must take a registry examination at the earliest possible date after completion of the Cardiovascular program.

Students entering a program in any semester other than outlined may not graduate in the expected amount of time.

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