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The Certificate in Cardiovascular Technology program at Sanford-Brown is intended to prepare you for employment as a cardiovascular technologist, and offers technical skills and knowledge in cardiovascular science, EKG, holter monitoring, and echocardiography. Read more about Sanford-Brown's Certificate in Cardiovascular Technology program here.
The Certificate in Cardiovascular Technology program at Sanford-Brown will introduce you to anatomy and physiology of the human body, including the musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, immune, respiratory, reproductive, digestive, and cardiovascular systems and their interrelationships. You will have the opportunity to study cardiac pathology, arrhythmias and patterns of infarction, math for waveform and ultrasound calculations, cardiac diagnostic tests, and the proper use and maintenance of EKG equipment. Coursework includes the basic principles of pharmacology, including indications and contraindications, normal dosages, mechanisms of action, side effects, and government regulations. You will also have the chance to learn about echocardiography and cardiovascular assessment techniques, interpretation of echocardiography, normal and pathological patterns in the heart, and various Doppler types. The program includes several on-campus clinical labs and two off-campus supervised externships.
If you would like to apply to the Certificate in Cardiovascular Technology program, you should be interested in pursuing a career helping doctors and cardiologists perform diagnostic tests in a variety of healthcare settings. Potential Sanford-Brown students must live in close proximity to campus locations.
The Certificate in Cardiovascular Technology consists of 71.5 credits and 205 lab hours. The program takes approximately 18 months to complete and includes two 160-hour supervised externships.
Certificate in Cardiovascular Technology Course Requirements
|Course Code||Course Name|
|BIO 130||Anatomy and Physiology I|
|BIO 131||Anatomy and Physiology II|
|CCT 100||Introduction to Cardiovascular Technology I|
|CCT 101||Introduction to Cardiovascular Technology II|
|CCT 102||CVT Pharmacology I|
|CCT 103||CVT Pharmacology II|
|CCT 104||Advanced Cardiovascular Pathology I|
|CCT 105||Advanced Cardiovascular Pathology II|
|CCT 106||Cardiac Modalities I|
|CCT 107||Cardiac Modalities II|
|COM 150||Effective Communication|
|CVT 200||Echocardiography I|
|CVT 201||Physical Principles of Medicine I|
|CVT 202||Echocardiography II|
|CVT 203||Physical Principles of Medicine II|
|CVT 204||Advanced Echo/Doppler I|
|CVT 205||Cardiovascular Instrumentation I|
|CVT 206||Advanced Echo/Doppler II|
|CVT 207||Cardiovascular Instrumentation II|
|CVT 220||Clinical Applications VI|
|CVT 222||Clinical Applications VII|
|CVT 224||Externship I|
|CVT 226||Externship II|
Sanford-Brown's Certificate in Cardiovascular Technology program is designed to prepare you for entry-level employment as a cardiovascular technologist. As a graduate, you may seek employment assisting doctors or cardiologists in administering and interpreting non-invasive diagnostic cardiovascular tests at imaging centers, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. You may wish to seek voluntary certification from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers or Cardiovascular Credentialing International in order to improve your employment opportunities.
Depending on your educational and career goals, you may wish to continue your education after completing the Certificate in Cardiovascular Technology program. Continuing your education can help you prepare for more challenging and advanced career opportunities. Examples of degrees you could pursue include: