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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
  May 22, 2022
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] 
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] [Archived Catalog]

Cardiovascular Technology (2121) (A.S.)

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STUDENT ALERT: Per the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE), this program will be replaced by Program of Study 2125 as part of the restructuring of the Cardiovascular/Cardiopulmonary Technology A.S. degree, effective Summer Term 2016.  Students with an effective term of 20163 or greater are encouraged to follow Program of Study 2125.  For additional information, students are advised to contact Ms. Christie Jordan, Nassau Center, (904) 548-1709 or for assistance with questions about program options.

Associate in Science

This is a Limited Access program.

Cardiovascular technologists assist cardiologists in the diagnostic and treatment processes directed at heart disease. They use the latest medical technology to conduct tests on the cardiovascular system of patients and assist with electrocardiograms (EKG’s), cardiac catheterizations, echocardiograms and similar tests.

Typical Tasks May Include: 

  • working closely with the physician in caring for cardiac patients
  • assisting in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease
  • assisting the cardiologist with cardiac catheterization and cardiac interventions
  • perform and assist in non-invasive cardiac diagnostic examinations such as EKG’s, echocardiograms, stress echocardiograms and transesophageal echocardiograms


The Cardiovascular Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350,

Application Process:

Acceptance into the Cardiovascular Technology program is based upon academic performance and other criteria. The application deadline is February 15th of each year with classes starting in the summer term. To be considered as a qualified applicant, individuals must complete the following by the application deadline:

  1. Enroll as a Florida State College at Jacksonville student.
  2. Have a complete Cardiovascular Technology application on file.
  3. Forward official college transcripts to the Cardiovascular Technology program.
  4. Complete the required prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of “C”.

These additional admission requirements are to be completed after acceptance into the program and before initial classes begin:

  1. Complete medical physical
  2. Immunization records and communicable disease screening
  3. Ten-panel drug screening
  4. Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) background check
  5. Current healthcare provider CPR certification

The Program Director will provide information regarding the completion of these additional admission requirements with the letter of acceptance to each student prior to beginning of each fall class. 

Need More Information? Contact:

Christie Jordan, Nassau Center, (904) 548-1709 or

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The following prerequisite courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” or better before applying for the program.


General Education

Credit Hours: 16

Professional Courses

Credit Hours: 67

A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for all professional courses.

Total Credit Hours: 83

Recommended Course Sequencing

Prerequisites/General Education Requirements

Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

Semester IV

Semester V

Record of Conviction of a Crime

Effective July 1, 2009, pursuant to Section 456.0635, Florida Statutes, health care review boards shall refuse to renew a license, certificate or registration, issue a license, certificate or registration and shall refuse to admit a candidate for examination if the applicant has been convicted or plead guilty or nolo contendere, regardless of adjudication, to a felony violation of: chapters 409, 817, or 893, Florida Statutes; or 21 U.S.C. ss. 801-970 or 42 U.S.C. ss. 1395-1396, unless the sentence and any probation or pleas ended more than 15 years prior to the application, terminated for cause from Florida Medicaid Program (unless the applicant has been in good standing for the most recent 5 years) or terminated for cause by any other State Medicaid Program or the Medicare Program (unless the termination was at least 20 years prior to the date of the application and the applicant has been in good standing with the program for the most recent 5 years). The Florida nursing or allied health licensure or certification application requires disclosure of any criminal history and the disposition of all cases prior to board review. Being convicted of, or having entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to, any of the listed felonies in Florida Statute 456.0635 or termination for cause from the statutorily-described Medicaid programs will preclude an applicant from obtaining a nursing or allied health license or certification in the state of Florida. Entry and acceptance into the nursing or allied health program does not guarantee licensure or certification in the State of Florida.


Most clinical agencies require students to undergo drug screen and criminal background checks prior to placement in the agencies for clinical experiences. Students whose drug screening and criminal background checks are deemed unsatisfactory may be denied access to clinical experiences by the clinical agencies. Failure to qualify for and meet clinical requirements at clinical sites may prevent completion of the program. Withdrawal from the program may be necessary if students cannot be placed for clinical experiences.

Some practice settings may have additional requirements including health insurance, a volunteer application, references, fingerprinting and background check, drug testing, and/or an interview prior to the start of the clinical experience. The additional requirements are the responsibility of the student, including expenses.

The cost of the background check(s) and drug screen(s) is borne by the student. Additionally, it is the student’s responsibility to have all paperwork completed by the program’s published deadline.

Students who are unable to complete the clinical requirements after acceptance into selective access programs are not eligible for refunds of tuition.

A physical examination will be required upon acceptance to the program.

Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded the Associate in Science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Students must fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) at Florida State College at Jacksonville in courses eligible toward the Associate in Science degree programs, excluding developmental education courses. (A.S. Florida State College at Jacksonville GPA).
  3. Earned an all-college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on a 4.0 scale on all courses attempted. This includes Florida State College at Jacksonville college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding developmental education) in lower division courses. (All college cumulative.)
  4. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Credit by examination and credit by portfolio development do not count toward this residency requirement.
  5. Complete the required semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  6. Earned a grade of a C or better in each course used to satisfy the General Education Requirements and any other area designated with a C or better requirement.
  7. Students must have fulfilled all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before they may graduate.

 Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.

  1. A student’s graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. Students who enter under the (2015/2016) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2015/2016 academic year.  The student’s assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or co-requisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  4. Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study.


This A.S. degree program articulates into a bachelor’s degree program. For more information, please visit the Transfer Services Web page and look for your A.S. program of study.

University Transfer

This Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree programs are intended primarily for students who desire to complete an Associate in Science degree or an Associate in Applied Science degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details refer to the University Transfer Guide.

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