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and the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

Certified Private Vocational Institution through The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

Invasive Cardiovascular Technology, AOS

  • 100% pass rates on registry exams (2011, 2012 & 2013)
  • Average 88% placement rate (all specialties, 2013)
  • Intensive hands-on learning experience.
  • Clinical exposure in some of the most highly advanced technological settings.
  • Small clinical and class sizes
  • Average salary for Invasive Cardiovascular Technologists - $45K-$55K annually.

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As an Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist (Invasive Tech) you will work in a hospital setting as a member of the cardiac catheterization, or “cath lab”, team assisting a cardiologist in performing procedures that diagnose and treat diseases of the heart and coronary arteries.  Common procedures that are used in the cath lab include:  coronary angiography, percutaneous coronary intervention (i.e. stent, balloon, plaque removal devices, etc), and right heart catheterizations. 

The Invasive Tech is also responsible for preparing patients prior to each procedure.  The Invasive Tech is a crucial team member in delivering direct patient care, and can also administer medications under the direct supervision of the physician. 

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About the AOS Degree in Cardiovascular Technology

  • Daytime, fulltime—Monday through Friday
  • Program offered every January
  • Complete in 18 months (after prerequisite requirements)
  • Graduate with your Associate of Occupational Science Degree and be eligible to sit for the registry examinations
  • Enjoy priority placement within the Sentara Healthcare System

Admission Requirements

Currently accepting for the January 2015 session.

  • 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
A minimum of 10 credits from the below list of general education courses must be completed to apply.

ALL courses must be completed prior to beginning the Cardiovascular Technology Program in January.

 

College Level Requirement

Credits

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

Fine Art Elective

 3 credits 

Humanities Elective

3 credits

TOTAL

25 credits

For transcripts reviews, please join us for an Academic Planning and Information Session.

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 HOBET (Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test) 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 August 31, 2014.  Submit your application, your college transcripts and the $85 non-refundable administrative processing fee.  Please note:  You may only apply for one specialty.

2. HOBET test must be completed and submitted by August 31, 2014.

3. You will be notified of the status of your application by September 15, 2014.  When all application requirements are completed your interview will be scheduled.

4. Interviews will take place the first week of October 2014.  

5. Decisions will be rendered and applicants will be notified by October 15, 2014.

6. If accepted, the non-refundable class deposit of $100, which will be credited to your tuition the day you start, is due by November 15, 2014.

7. ALL official transcripts for all general education course requirements due by January 1, 2015Students 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.

Invasive Cardiovascular Technology & Cardiac Electrophysiology = $18,915 (includes CCI Registry Exam fee; 60 credit hours)

Uniform costs = approx. $150
Book costs (new) = Invasive $723-989; Electrophysiology $900-1,502; Echocardiography $931-1,346 and Vascular $951-1,140.