Cardiovascular technologists use imaging technology to help physicians diagnose cardiac (heart) and peripheral vascular (blood vessel) ailments in patients.
The Cardiovascular Technology (CVT) program at the University of South Carolina is one of only a few in the country that offers a B.S. degree in this field.
The CVT major has two components: three years of rigorous academic, interdisciplinary study (focusing on the natural sciences but also encouraging electives in the liberal arts) followed by a clinical internship of 18-22 months at an accredited school of cardiovascular technology. The College of Arts & Sciences has partnered with Providence Hospital in Columbia, SC, and the University Hospital in Augusta, GA, to provide students with hands-on clinical experience.
Students who successfully complete this innovative program are awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Cardiovascular Technology. Upon graduation, they are prepared to enter the workforce as board-certified cardiovascular technologists.
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