Vascular Technologists perform various diagnostic medical procedures through the use of high frequency sound waves to produce dynamic visual images of organs, tissues, or blood flow inside the body that are used by physicians to make a medical diagnosis. Evaluation and analysis of the hemodynamics (blood flow) of peripheral and abdominal blood vessels will be evaluated through the use of high-tech, non-imaging and imaging instrumentation. The Vascular Technologist must be able to obtain accurate patient history, perform high-tech diagnostic procedures, analyze technical information and summarize technical findings to the physician, provide quality patient care and collaborating with physicians and other members of the health team.
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 check and drug screenings are required for this program.
Students who have not completed the pre-requisites listed below are required to take Health Pre-program Preparatory Coursework . Please see Admissions for additional information.
Beginning in 2015-2016, students will be required to be a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or complete STI’s HC 106 Certified Nursing Assistant course prior to beginning program-specific coursework. These students, however, will not be required to take HC 121 and HC 121L Patient Care Techniques I (course and lab). For more details, please see admissions.
- Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL ) (You can either purchase a laptop on your own or purchase one from the STI Support Center.)