The Cardiovascular Technology degree program prepares students for careers in the health care industry as cardiovascular technologists, providing specialized care to patients in a wide range of medical settings.
The Cardiovascular Technology (CVT) program provides academic and professional training leading to a bachelor of science degree in Cardiovascular Technology. Students enter careers in the health care industry as cardiovascular technologists, able to perform diagnostic procedures to determine the presence and extent of heart and blood vessel damage or disease.
The program is one of only a few in the country to offer a four-year degree in cardiovascular technology.
The CVT degree program combines the best of two worlds: a rigorous three-year academic component at the University of South Carolina followed by a comprehensive clinical internship (18-22 months) at an accredited school of cardiovascular technology. The College of Arts and Sciences has partnered with Providence Hospital in Columbia, S.C., and the University Hospital in Augusta, Ga., to provide students with real-world, hands-on clinical experiences.
Students completing the CVT degree receive a comprehensive liberal arts education in the life and physical sciences, combined with extensive training in cardiovascular diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Upon graduation, the students are prepared to enter the workforce as board-certified Cardiovascular Technologists and to begin their careers immediately.