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Non-Invasive Vascular Study


  • 100% pass rate on registry exams (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)*
  • 86% pass rate on registry exams (2015)*
  • 83% retention rate (2015-2016 academic year)*
  • Intensive hands-on learning experience
  • Clinical exposure in some of the most highly advanced technological settings
  • Small clinical and class sizes
  • Average salary for Non-Invasive Vascular Technologists: $45k-$55k annually


* Program became Associate of Applied Science in August 2015 and was Associate of Occupational Science previously.


A Non-Invasive Peripheral Vascular Technologist (Vascular Tech) evaluates blood flow within the arteries and veins of the body, other than those of the heart, in an attempt to diagnose or rule out the presence of vascular disease. It is done without injections or dye, thus making it non-invasive. Vascular Techs work with the following areas of the body: Arteries and veins of the arms and legs, the arteries of the neck and head, the arteries and veins of the kidneys, liver, and mesenteric circulation.

Two modalities are used to assess patients: Physiologic and duplex ultrasound. Physiologic studies involve obtaining blood pressures of the arms and near the ankle and the use of Doppler probes to obtain waveforms of the arterial blood flow to determine if there are blockages. Duplex ultrasound produces a sonographic image of the vessel as well as provides information regarding changes in blood flow velocity, which may be abnormal and characteristic of specific vascular disease processes (i.e., blood clots, stenosis, or an aneurysm). 

As a Vascular Tech, you will play an important and sometimes critical role in patient care. You will work one-on-one with the patient and write a preliminary report for the reading physician. Treatment will be instituted in part or entirely as a result of your efforts.

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About the Associate Degree in Cardiovascular Technology

  • Daytime, fulltime—Monday through Friday. Students can expect to be in classes or clinicals Monday through Friday any time between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Program is offered every August
  • Graduate with your Associate of Applied Science in Cardiovascular Technology Degree and be eligible to sit for your registry examinations with permission from the Program Director
  • We offer placement assistance for graduates

Admission Requirements

All coursework must be completed with a “C-” or higher from an accredited institution.

  • Sentara College does not expire general education courses.
  • General education courses are not offered at Sentara College.

General Education Requirements
(General Education Requirements subject to change without notice.)

Applicants must complete Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab, one other science, and 2 other courses from the required pre-requisites with a “C-” or better to apply.

All remaining general education courses must be completed prior to beginning the program.

College Level Requirement


Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab

4 credits

Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab

4 credits

Chemistry w/lab

4 credits

Physics w/lab

4 credits

College Algebra

3 credits

English Composition

 3 credits 

Fine Arts OR Humanities Elective

 3 credits 

Social Science Elective

3 credits


28 credits

For transcripts reviews, please join us for an Academic Planning and Information Session or Walk-in Transcript Evalutation

Any foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES approved organization first.
Please click here for information on local college general education equivalents.

Preadmission Testing Requirement
The ATI TEAS for Allied Health is required for consideration into the Cardiovascular Technology Program. For more information about this test and how to prepare for and register please click here.

Admission Process

  1. Deadline to apply is May 15 of the year of enrollment. Submit your application, your college transcripts, and the $85 non-refundable application processing fee.
  2. ATI TEAS for Allied Health test must be completed and submitted by May 15.
  3. Decisions will be rendered and applicants will be notified by June 1.
  4. If accepted, a required non-refundable fee of $100 is due by June 15.
  5. ALL official transcripts for all general education course requirements due by August 1Students will not be allowed to start classes unless the College has official transcripts.

Advanced Placement for the Cardiovascular Technology Program

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Registered Sonographers (for non-invasive specialties)
  • Registered Radiologic Technologists certified in cardiovascular technology (for the invasive specialty)
  • Cardiovascular Technology graduates from Sentara College who are seeking a second specialty

For full details on Advanced Placement in the Cardiovascular Technology Program please see our Catalog.

Tuition and Fees

  • In-state and out-of-state tuition, fees, and expenses are the same
  • Financial aid is available for those who qualify. GI Bill and VA benefits can also be used. Please see our Financial Aid page for more information
  • Additional expenses such as uniforms/shoes, textbooks, supplies, parking, immunizations, BLS certification, and hospital ID badge are the responsibility of the student. Detailed information on these items will be distributed at Registration.

Please note: Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Effective August 2017
  • Non-Invasive Vascular Study Program - Total Program cost is $23,298 for tuition and fees. Includes the ARDMS or CCI Registry Exam fee. A total of 56 credit hours at $350 per credit hour.

    Estimated cost of uniforms: $150
    Estimated cost of new books: $1,350
    Required non-refundable fee of $100 upon acceptance to reserve a seat