Cardiovascular Technology

Degrees and Certificates

Why Choose This Program

With a Cardiovascular Technology degree, grads will be able to start a career in the heart-related health field. Students will learn anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the heart, coronary arteries, and cardiac vascular function.

Graduates of the program will help cardiologists in performing diagnostic and interventional procedures related to stent placements, pacemaker implants, and other heart or blood vessel conditions.

Raquel
Raquel
CVT student
Cardiovascular Technology
CVT, you’re constantly helping people and saving lives. It’s a really great experience. You focus mainly on the heart, not just a broad subject, which is really good.
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People are prepping for a cardiovascular procedure
Hunter
Hunter
CVT student
Cardiovascular Technology
My family history has a lot of heart problems. I wanted to help provide people with more time to spend with their loved ones, and I figured that the CVT program would be the best way to do that.
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People are prepping for a cardiovascular procedure

Skills Acquired

  • Succeed as an entry-level cardiovascular technologists 
  •  Exercise discretion and judgment in the performance of invasive cardiovascular services 
  •  Make informed decisions on professional conduct and ethical issues 
  •  Perform appropriate procedures and analyze hemodynamic data for interpretation by a physician  
100
%
2017 Placement Rate
$
33
Central MN Average Hourly Pay

Career Choices

Career Options

  • Cardiovascular Technologist 
  • EP Technologist

 Potential Employers

  • Cardiac catheterization lab 
  • Electrophysiology lab 
  • Open heart surgical suits 
  • Cardiac research facilities 

Where Grads Work

  • United Hospital 
  • Mercy Hospital 
  • Sanford Health 

Accreditations & Credentials

The Cardiovascular Technology program is accredited by:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756
Telephone:(727) 210-2350
Fax: (727) 210-2350
http://www.caahep.org/

Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT)
1449 Hill Street
Whitinsville, MA 01588-1032
Telephone: (978) 456-5594
http://www.jrccvt.org/ .

Info Sessions

Contact Us

To learn more about the CVT 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.

SCTCC Admissions Team
320-308-5089
enroll@sctcc.edu
https://www.sctcc.edu/apply

Admitted Pre-Practical Nursing Students at SCTCC
Current students who are Pre-Paramedicine can contact the Academic Advising Center.
aac@sctcc.edu 
320-308-5741
Office: Northway Building, 1-312

Program Scholarship

Apply just once, and students are considered for all SCTCC Scholarships.

SCTCC Scholarships

Additional Information

Degree Specific Program Requirements: A background check, including fingerprinting, will be completed as a requirement of this program. At the time of the background check submission, students must provide documentation as required by the MN Department of Human Services. If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study, or on your ability to obtain federal, state, and other higher education financial aid.  

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