The St. Cloud Technical and Community College (SCTCC) Cardiovascular Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org).
The demands of the Cardiovascular Technologist require a working knowledge of detailed anatomy, physiology and pathology of the heart, coronary arteries, and cardiac valvular function.
The program coordinates academic study with the clinical experience. The applied clinical experience will be performed in a hospital setting and affiliate the student with one of the various cardiac catheterization laboratory facilities within the five state region.
Cardiovascular technologists assist the cardiologist in performing diagnostic and interventional and angioplasty and stent placement procedures; measure cardiovascular parameters such as cardiac output, cardiac electrophysiology parameters; intra-cardiac shunt detection, intra-cardiac pressure measurements, oximetry determination, and valve flow/valve area determination; record, analyze and process cardiovascular hemodynamic pressure measurements for presentation to the interpreting physician. Graduates demonstrate appropriate communication skills with patients and colleagues; act in a professional and ethical manner; provide patient education related to cardiovascular diagnostic and interventional techniques and promote good health.
Program Information Session
To learn more about the Cardiovascular Technology program, sign up for an Information Session. These sessions provide an opportunity to:
- Talk face-to-face with program faculty.
- Tour state-of-the-art labs, where hands on learning comes to life.
- Get your questions answered.
Watch the program video and review program web pages for more information.