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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Apr 11, 2021
 
2019-2020 Catalog [Aug. 2019-Aug. 2020] 
    
2019-2020 Catalog [Aug. 2019-Aug. 2020] [Archived Catalog]

Cardiovascular Technology (2125) (A.S.)


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Associate in Science

This is a Limited Access program.

The Program

Cardiovascular technologists assist cardiologists in the diagnostic and treatment processes directed at heart and vascular 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 cardiovascular patients.
  • Assisting in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
  • Assisting the cardiologist with cardiac catheterizations, cardiac interventions and vascular exams/interventions.
  • Performing and assisting in non-invasive cardiac and vascular diagnostic examinations such as EKG's, echocardiograms, stress echocardiograms, transesophageal echocardiograms and vascular ultrasound exams.

A minimum grade of "C" or better is required for all professional coursework.

Program Accreditation

The Cardiovascular Technology Program is accredited in Invasive Cardiology and Adult Echocardiography by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology. The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs can be contacted at 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350 or caahep.org.

Application Procedure

Acceptance into the Cardiovascular Technology program is based upon academic performance and other criteria. 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 following required prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of "C" or better (MAC 1105  or higher level MAC prefix course or MGF 1106  or MGF 1107  or MAP 2302  or STA 2023 , ENC 1101  or ENC 1101C , BSC 2085C , 3 credit hours of Humanities and 3 credit hours of Social and Behavioral Sciences.)

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 (American Heart Association ONLY).

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 summer class. 

Note: Admissions preference is given to fully qualified candidates who have met all entrance criteria, including the satisfaction of prerequisite courses. Should seats remain available in the program cohort, applicants who fulfill admissions criteria prior to the start of the program will be considered next, followed by those with the highest number of completed prerequisite courses. Qualified applicants with pending prerequisite course requirements will receive a conditional acceptance letter outlining the remaining criteria for full program admission.

Application Deadline(s)

The application deadline is February 15 of each year with classes starting in the summer term.

Need More Information? Contact:

Christie Jordan, Nassau Center, (904) 548-1709 or chjordan@fscj.edu

Curriculum


General Education Coursework

Credit Hours: 16

Professional Coursework

Credit Hours: 61

A minimum grade of "C" or better is required for all Professional coursework.

Total Credit Hours: 77

Recommended Course Sequencing


Prerequisites/General Education Requirements
Semester I
Semester II
Semester III
Semester IV
Semester V

Record of Conviction of a Crime


Most clinical agencies require students to undergo drug screening 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.

The cost of the background check and drug screen 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 Limited Access or Selective Access programs are not eligible for refunds of tuition and fees. 

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

Note


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 (if applicable).

Students who are unable to complete the clinical requirements after acceptance into Limited Access or Selective Access programs are not eligible for refunds of tuition and fees.

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

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 at fscj.edu/transferguide.

Graduation Requirements


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

  1. 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 for prior learning 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. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
 Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  • 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.)
  • Students who enter under the (2019/2020) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2019/2020 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.
  • Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or corequisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  • 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.

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