2019-2020 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    May 30, 2024  
2019-2020 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cardiovascular Technology, AAS


Program Description

Cardiovascular technology is a health imaging profession centered on the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiac disease. An Invasive Cardiovascular Specialist assists the physician with cardiac catheterization procedures and cardiac imaging to diagnose and treat cardiac and vascular disease.  The profession requires critical thinking skills, judgment, tactile skills and the ability to provide appropriate health care services.

The Cardiovascular Technology program provides educational opportunities to individuals in didactic and clinical environments that will enable them to obtain skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to graduate and become a successful entry-level cardiovascular technologist. The program is only offered full-time, during the day. (Program Length: 4 Semesters, plus required core prerequisites)

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national board exam administered by CCI.

View the Cardiovascular Technology AAS Program Fact Sheet  for additional information.

The Gwinnett Technical College Cardiovascular Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, Florida 33763
Phone: 727- 210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354

1449 Hill Street
Whitinsville, MA 01588-1032
(978) 456-5594

Employment Opportunities

The Cardiovascular professional provides direct patient care and may work in the hospital in-patient or outpatient cardiovascular catheterization labs or in industry sales, management and educational positions.


Length of time to complete prerequisites varies depending on applicants’ transfer credit and/or testing results. The time to complete prerequisites is not included in the total program length listed. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the admissions office once pre-requisites have been completed. File completion does not guarantee acceptance. In order to begin the clinical requirements, students accepted into the program must complete annual tuberculosis skin test, annual flu vaccine, supply proof of immunization, undergo a background check, and submit to a drug screen test. Program application, TEAS exam and prerequisites must be completed by published deadline.  (BIOL 2113  and BIOL 2113L , BIOL 2114  and BIOL 2114L , MATH 1111 , ENGL 1101 , PHYS 1110 , PHYS 1110L , MATH 1127 , FYES 1000 ) The following courses can be taken either before or while in the Cardiovascular program: PSYC 1101 , HUMN 1101  or ARTS 1101  or ENGL 2130  or MUSC 1101  or RELG 1101 .

Applicant Information

Students are required to take the TEAS exam and complete a program application prior to the published deadline. Please see the competitive health application at http://www.gwinnetttech.edu/enrollment/forms-documents/ for additional information.


Essential General Education Core Courses (19 Credits)

Area I - Language Arts/Communication

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics

Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts

(Choose ONE of the following)

Total Hours: 72