Associate in Science
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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.
The Cardiovascular Technology Program is accredited in Invasive Cardiology and Adult Echocardiography by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology. The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) can be contacted at 9355 113th St. N. #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, (727) 210-2350 or caahep.org.
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:
- Enroll as a Florida State College at Jacksonville student.
- Have a complete Cardiovascular Technology application on file.
- Forward official college transcripts to the Cardiovascular Technology program.
- Complete the following required prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of C or better (MAC 1105 or higher-level MAC prefix course or MAP 2302 or MGF 1106 or MGF 1107 or STA 2023 , ENC 1101 or ENC 1101C or ENC 1102 , 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:
- Complete medical physical.
- Immunization records and communicable disease screening.
- Ten-panel drug screening.
- Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) background check.
- 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.
The application deadline is February 15 of each year with classes starting in the summer term.
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Christie Jordan, Nassau Center, (904) 548-1709 or email@example.com
More Information Online
- Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP): caahep.org