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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, 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 totally as a result of your efforts.
Currently accepting for the August 2015 session.
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
Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab
English Composition (NEW for Aug 2015)
Fine Arts OR Humanities Elective (NEW for Aug 2015)
Social Science Elective (NEW for Aug 2015)
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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 for August 2015 Vascular 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.
Admission Process for January 2015 Vascular Applicants Only:
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 forone specialty.
2. TEAS V for Allied Health test must be completed and submitted by August 31, 2014. Date has been extended to September 7, 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 enrollment processing fee of $100 is due by November 15, 2014.
7. ALL official transcripts for all general education course requirements due by January 1, 2015. Students will not be allowed to start classes unless the College has official transcripts.
For full details on Advanced Placement in the Cardiovascular Technology Program please see our Catalog.
Please note: Tuition and Fees are subject to change without notice.
Please note: Ultrasound Instrumentation courses at Tidewater Community College are required for students in the Echocardiography and Peripheral Vascular specialties of the Program. Tuition costs for those courses, for in-state and out-of-state residents are in addition to the costs indicated above.