Cardiovascular Technology

Associate in Science

Cardiovascular Technology

Cardiovascular technology, anatomy, pharmacology and EKG interpretation

The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Cardiovascular Technology degree program provides students with an organized curriculum that includes required general education classes and required core professional classes for the invasive and noninvasive cardiovascular curriculum. The registered cardiovascular invasive specialist and the registered cardiac sonographer/registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer are vital members of cardiovascular teams.

Their primary role is to assist physicians during diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular procedures, monitor patients’ hemodynamic status during the procedure and operate specialized imaging equipment with consideration to radiation dose and safety. In noninvasive cardiology, their role is to perform and assist in noninvasive cardiac procedures such as echocardiograms, exercise treadmill testing, stress echocardiograms and other diagnostic cardiac examinations.

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The Cardiovascular Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The program instruction is consistent with curriculum frameworks as administered by the Florida Department of Education. Graduates are eligible to take national certification examinations.


Class Year

Retention Rate

Registry Pass Rate

Employment Rate


Echo 100%

Cath 100%

Echo 9 out of 12 – 75%

Cath 4 out of 11 – 37%

Echo 8 out of 12 – 67%

Cath 8 out of 11 – 73%


Echo 82%


Cath 82%

Echo 11 out of 11-100%

Cath 5 out of 7 -71%

Echo 11 out of 11-100%

Cath 5 out of 7 -71%


Echo 73%

Cath 73%

Echo 7 out of 8 – 88%

Cath 6 out of 7 – 86%

Echo 7 out of 8 -88%

Echo 6 out of 7 -86%

Program Code: 2125

77 Credits

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School of Health, Education and Human Services
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February 15
Additional Costs

Drug screen, background checks, uniforms, physical and textbooks

Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is available, if qualified.


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Academic Degree Plan
Cardiovascular Technology Application Packet
Alternative ways to earn credit

You may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree through Prior Learning Assessment. Examples include industry certifications, certain PSAV programs, credit by examination, or creating a portfolio of learning experiences. For more information, contact an academic advisor or learn more about Accelerated College.

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Students will be prepared for the Invasive or Non-Invasive Registry examinations.

Career Opportunities

Cardiovascular technicians conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic purposes. Technicians may conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
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