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Cardiovascular Technology, Invasive Technologist, A.A.S.

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Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium

A Combined Program with Howard Community College

Advisor: Melanie Dunn · Phone: 410-386-8425 · Email: mdunn@carrollcc.edu

Howard Nursing and Allied Health Programs Advisor · Phone: 443-518-4230 · Email: alliedhealth@howardcc.edu

This program prepares students to enter the allied health career field of cardiovascular technology to gather data and perform various cardiac and/or vascular diagnostic tests and procedures under the direction of a physician. The invasive technologist may be found in cardiac catheterization, blood gas and electrophysiology laboratories. Working in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, operating area and/or electrophysiology laboratory, the technologist utilizes x-ray and monitoring equipment in performing invasive diagnostic tests to determine the condition of the patient’s heart. New therapeutic steps may be taken to treat an existing condition during the procedure. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology; www.jrccvt.org. Graduates may apply to take the national certification examination to become a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS).

Degree Requirements

Certificate awarded by Howard Community College
Recommended Course Sequence:


Pre-clinical Requirements


Pre-clinical Requirements

Completed at HCC

Clinical Requirements to be completed at Howard Community College over several terms:

CARD 120 - Rhythm Analysis and 12 Lead EKG

CARD 121 - Cardiovascular Assessment Skills Lab

CARD 122 - Cardiac Anatomy and Pathophysiology

CARD 123 - Hemodynamics

CARD 124 - X-Ray Theory for Cardiovascular Technology

CARD 201 - Cardiovascular Pharmacology

CARD 220 - Cardiovascular Procedures

CARD 221 - Diagnostic and Interventional Procedures

CARD 222 - Advanced Intravascular Interventional Procedures

CARD 231 - Applied Clinical Practicum

CARD 261 - Clinical Internship

Program Goals

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Provide quality care as a competent and compassionate professional in the dynamic cardiovascular environment.
  2. Utilize theoretical knowledge and critical thinking as the basis for professional practice.
  3. Practice responsibly within an ethical and legal realm as a cardiovascular professional.

Student Notices

Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium: This degree is awarded by Howard Community College.

For more information, refer to the Health Sciences Division website at Howard Community College at www.howardcc.edu/health

Disclosure Regarding Programs for Professional Licensure or Certification

Some programs at Carroll Community College (CCC) are designed to meet educational requirements for a specific professional licensure or certification that is required for employment in an occupation.

If you are an out-of-state student seeking professional licensure in a state other than Maryland and you are taking a course or program leading to professional licensure or certification, CCC currently does not guarantee that the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure or certification anywhere other than Maryland. We encourage all students, especially out-of-state students, to contact the appropriate state (or District of Columbia or U.S. territory) licensing board or agency where you intend to work to familiarize yourself with the state educational, licensing, and/or certification requirements.

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