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Cardiac Electrophysiology

  • 100% pass rates on registry exams (2012, 2013 & 2014)
  • 100% placement rate (2014)
  • Intensive hands-on learning experience.
  • Clinical exposure in some of the most highly advanced technological settings.
  • Small clinical and class sizes
  • Average salary for Cardiac Electrophysiology Technologists - $45k-$55k annually.


As a Cardiac Electrophysiology Technologist you will work in a hospital setting as a member of the Electrophysiology Lab (EP Lab) team and provide highly specialized assistance to an electrophysiologist. An electrophysiologist is a cardiologist with advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm problems.

Electrophysiology (EP) procedures include studies that diagnose heart rhythm disorders as well as procedures that treat these disorders. More specifically, Electrophysiology (EP) studies produce data that makes it possible to diagnose the source of heart rhythm disorders, evaluate the effectiveness of certain medications in controlling these disorders, predict the risk of a future cardiac event, such as Sudden Cardiac Death and assess the need for an implantable device such as a pacemaker or a therapeutic procedure like radio frequency catheter ablation.

As a Cardiac Electrophysiology Technologist ("EP lab tech") you will work with highly sophisticated imaging, monitoring, mapping and recording systems in EP labs, cardiac catheterization labs and operating rooms. You also serve as a first assistant to the physician and are responsible for reviewing and compiling data collected during EP procedures and device implants. EP Techs perform direct patient care both prior to and immediately following electrophysiology procedures.

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About the Associate's Degree in Cardiovascular Technology

  • Daytime, fulltime—Monday through Friday
  • Program now offered every August!
  • Graduate with your Associate's Degree and be eligible to sit for the registry examinations
  • Enjoy priority placement within the Sentara Healthcare System

General Education Course Requirements:

Currently accepting for the August 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
(General Education Requirements subject to change without notice.)

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 August.

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 (NEW for Aug 2015)

 3 credits 

Fine Arts OR Humanities Elective (NEW for Aug 2015)

 3 credits 

Social Science Elective (NEW for Aug 2015)

3 credits


28 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 TEAS V 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

Admission Process for August 2015 Electrophysiology Applicants Only:

1. Deadline to apply May 15, 2015.  Submit your application, your college transcripts and the $85 non-refundable administrative processing fee.  Please note:  You may only apply for one specialty.

2. TEAS V for Allied Health test must be completed and submitted by May 15, 2015.

3. Decisions will be rendered and applicants will be notified by June 1, 2015.

4. If accepted, the non-refundable enrollment processing fee of $100 is due by June 15, 2015.

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

  • Cardiac Electrophysiology Program (August 2015) - Total Program cost is $20,476 for tuition and fees.  Includes the CCI Registry Exam fee. A total of 53 credit hours at $317 per credit hour.

    Estimated cost of uniforms:  $150
    Estimated cost of new books:  $900-1,502
    Enrollment processing fee of $100 is required upon acceptance to reserve a seat.