Cardiovascular Technology, AAS

Degree

Program Description: The Cardiovascular Technology program is a sequence of courses that provide educational opportunities to individuals in didactic and clinical environments that will enable them to obtain skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to graduate and become successful entry-level Cardiovascular Technologist. Cardiovascular Technology is a health technology profession centered on the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiac diseases. A cardiovascular technologist performs examinations at the request or under direct supervision of a physician, is proficient in the use of analytical equipment, and provides a foundation of data from which a correct anatomic and physiologic diagnosis may be made.

Length of Program: Five (5) Semesters

Locations offered:
Tifton

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will explain cardiac anatomy and pathophysiology.
  • Students will identify clinical signs and symptoms of acquired and congenital heart disease.
  • Students will explain the effects of pharmacologic application on the cardiovascular system.
  • Students will demonstrate use of interventional equipment such as balloon and stents as well as any inflation devices.
  • Students will demonstrate corrective surgical procedures for congenital heart disease.

Entrance Date: Beginning Fall annually. Program Admission: Tifton: Fall Entrance

Requirements: Entry into this program is based on competitive admissions criteria. Contact the program advisor or admissions for details. Completion of prerequisite courses does not guarantee admission into the program. For further details, Please see the Competitive Admissions Criteria.

Age: Applicant must be 17 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A program advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: TBD

Note: Individuals who have been convicted of a felony offense may be denied state licensure. Applications for state licensure are reviewed by the designated governing body for each state. Licensure requirements may vary by state. Graduates of the program will submit application to the Georgia Composite Board during the final semester of the program.

Program Final Exit Point: Cardiovascular Technology, Associate of Applied Science.

Credits Required for Graduation: 73 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Cost
1st Term
Books: $789.96
Fees: $309.00
Tuition: $1,157.00
Total: $2,255.96

2nd Term
Books: $736.70
Fees: $284.00
Tuition: $890.00
Total: $1,910.70

3rd Term
Books: $250.00
Fees: $484.00
Tuition: $1,157.00
Total: $1,891.00

4th Term
Fees: $299.00
Tuition: $1,068.00
Total: $1,367.00

5th Term
Fees: $284.00
Tuition: $1,068.00
Total: $1,352.00

6th Term
Fees: $768.00
Tuition: $1,157.00
Total: $1,925.00

Curriculum Credits

Curriculum Credits

1: General Education Courses

27

Area I: Language Arts/Communication (3 Hours) 3
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 Hours) 3
PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology 3
Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics 7
MATH 1127 Introduction to Statistics 3
PHYS 1110 Conceptual Physics 3
PHYS 1110L Conceptual Physics Lab 1
and one of the following (3 Hours) 3
MATH 1103 Quantitative Skills & Reasonin 3
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts (3 Hours) 3
and one of the following (8 Hours) 8
BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL 2113L Anatomy/Physiology Lab I 1
BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL 2114L Anatomy/Physiology Lab II 1

2: Institutional Credit

3

COLL 1500 Student Success 3

3: Occupational Courses

43

CAVT 1100 Cardiac Catheterization Fundam 3
CAVT 1030 Electrophysiology and Cardiac 3
CAVT 1090 Drug Calculations and Admin 2
CAVT 1020 Cardiac Catheterization I 4
CAVT 1021 Cardiac Cath Clinical I 3
CAVT 1080 Adv Hemodynamics and Cardiac P 3
CAVT 2020 Cardiac Catheterization II 4
CAVT 1002 Medical Physics 2
CAVT 2030 Cardiac Cath Clinical II 6
CAVT 2070 Cardiac Cath Registry Review I 2
CAVT 2050 Cardiac Cath Clinical III 11

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