Cardiovascular Technology

Degrees and Certificates

Why Choose This Program

With a Cardiovascular Technology degree from SCTCC, graduates can begin their career in the heart-related health field. In our program, students graduate to become successful Cardiovascular Technologists or EP Technologists.

Students will learn anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the heart, coronary arteries, and cardiac vascular function, which are all fundamental topics for a Cardiovascular degree.

In our classrooms, we teach students the necessary skills for the workforce. Graduates leave SCTCC with the requirements to be a successful entry-level cardiovascular technologist.

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

The 2019 placement data below may be affected by the COVID pandemic.

89
%
2019 Placement Rate
$
32
Central MN Average Hourly Pay

From Degree to Career

When you choose the Cardiovascular Technology program at SCTCC, you’ll gain skills that will directly transfer to the workplace. There are several employers in the St. Cloud area that are ready to hire technologists, including CentraCare and Sanford Health.

To guarantee success in the workforce, SCTCC students in the Cardiovascular Technology program graduate with skills required for their future careers. We teach our students how to succeed as an entry-level cardiovascular technologist.

After graduation, students can exercise discretion and judgment in the performance of invasive cardiovascular services, make informed decisions on professional conduct and ethical issues, and perform appropriate procedures and analyze hemodynamic data for interpretation by a physician. With these learned skills, our students have excelled in their respected occupations.

Quick Glance

  • 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  

By using the skills taught at SCTCC, graduating from our Cardiovascular Technology program ensures students can work as either Cardiovascular Technologists or EP Technologists.

Potential Employers

Our graduates are highly employable, students have worked with cardiac catheterization labs, electrophysiology labs, open heart surgical suits, and cardiac research facilities.

A day in the life of an SCTCC graduate includes working as a Cardiovascular Technologist for Sanford Health. These graduates utilize the skills taught in our Cardiovascular Technology program.

Quick Glance

Career Options

  • Cardiovascular Technologist 
  • EP Technologist

 Potential Employers

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

By utilizing techniques taught at SCTCC, our graduates have found success in their careers. Students from our Cardiovascular Technology program have gone on to work with leading hospitals in the area such as United Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Sanford Health.

Quick Glance

  • United Hospital 
  • Mercy Hospital 
  • Sanford Health 

The Cardiovascular Technology program is accredited by:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775
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/

CVT 3-year Outcomes

CVT Students in classroom
Instructor showing student how to be a CV technician
Student watching on computer screen

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Are you ready to learn more about the CVT program and being a student at SCTCC? Contact our instructors directly or join us for a CVT Info Session to meet with instructors and Admissions representatives to get started.

Connect with the SCTCC Admissions team:

  • Call us at 320-308-5089
  • Email us at enroll@sctcc.edu
  • On campus Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Meet the Admissions Staff.


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Paying for College

Students choose SCTCC for a lot of reasons, but saving money is one reason we hear from almost every student at SCTCC. We’ve got a breakdown of the costs for the program, along with information on financial aid and scholarships.

Current Students

Current CVT students - this is your place for 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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