With an interdisciplinary program of study focusing on the natural sciences, combined with outstanding academic and healthcare resources and research facilities, the Cardiovascular Technology degree program helps prepare students to work directly with heart patients. Students in this major utilize their study of anatomy, human physiology, organic chemistry and physics to assist physicians in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of heart patients. The role of the cardiovascular technologist may range from recording and/or reviewing patient’s history, performing cardiovascular diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and analyzing patient data for interpretation by a physician.
The Bachelor of Science degree in cardiovascular technology offers an innovative program of three years of study at the University, followed by a clinical internship at an accredited hospital. This degree program enables students interested in a health care career to combine the benefits of a college education with the training necessary to begin their career immediately as a licensed cardiovascular technologist. Students in this major earn 100 credit hours before applying for a clinical internship experience (ranging from 18 to 22 months) at an accredited hospital. The internship combines clinical and didactic coursework to prepare students for national registration. After their internship is completed, students take the national registry examination in cardiovascular technology. A passing score on this examination, combined with a satisfactory academic transcript, are the requirements to become a licensed cardiovascular technologist.