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High School Early Admission to Associate Degrees

About the Program

If you are a high school senior, you may be eligible for early acceptance into the Sentara College Associate Degrees in Cardiovascular Technology (CVT) and Surgical Technology (ST) Programs. You would be among a select few advanced students accepted into the program early and have a guaranteed seat in the program contingent upon the successful completion of your admission requirements.

The CVT and ST Programs are highly selective that receive dozens of applications each year. Not all can be accepted, so obtaining your conditional acceptance through this admissions options can put your mind at ease that your seat is secure long before you need it. Simply continue to meet the requirements of this admissions option and you will have a leg up on other students when the time comes to enroll.

Learn more about the CVT Program here and the ST Program here. And you can find out about the Early Admission Program’s admissions requirements right here.

Cardiovascular Technology Program at a Glance

  • On-campus classes are held daytime, fulltime Monday through Friday
  • The Program is offered every August
  • Graduate with your Associate Degree of Applied Science in Cardiovascular Technology and be eligible to sit for the registry examinations prior to graduation
  • The CVT Program has a lab, complete with equipment and supplies, for practicing invasive and electrophysiology procedures, and cardiac or vascular ultrasound
  • More than 1,500 hours of hands-on experience in skills labs, simulation, and clinicals
  • Small clinical and class sizes with a ratio of 10 students to 1 faculty member
  • Gain clinical experience in renowned Sentara Healthcare facilities
  • Average salary for Invasive Cardiovascular Technologists: $45k-$55k annually
  • Now accepting applications for August 2019
  • Tuition, fees, and expenses

Career Opportunities in CVT

As a Cardiovascular Technologist, you will enjoy many employment opportunities across the country in hospitals, clinics, physician offices, imaging centers, operating rooms, clinical research laboratories, and the biomedical industry. Cardiovascular Technologists assist physicians and surgeons in performing many diagnostic and therapeutic procedures both in the hospital and in the outpatient setting. The highly specialized fields of Cardiovascular Technology are in high demand. 

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Surgical Technology Program at a Glance

  • Classes are held daytime, fulltime - Monday through Friday
  • The Program is offered every August
  • The Surgical Technology Program has a simulated operating room lab, complete with prep area, trays, and selected equipment where students practice aseptic and surgical techniques
  • 1,080 hours of hands-on experience in skills labs, simulation, and clinicals
  • Learn and work in small groups, including 1:1 in clinicals
  • Gain clinical experience in renowned Sentara facilities
  • Now accepting applications for August 2019
  • Graduates receive priority placement within the Sentara Healthcare System
  • Tuition, fees, and expenses

Career Opportunities in Surgical Technology

As a Surgical Technologist, you will enjoy employment opportunities across the country in hospitals, clinics, physician offices, operating rooms, and ambulatory surgery centers. Surgical Technologists assist physicians and surgeons in performing a variety of processes before, during, and after surgical procedures. You will graduate from Sentara College with a skill set that is in demand.

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Accreditations & Certifications

Sentara College and the High School Early Admission to Associate Degrees are accredited and certified by:

Sentara College of Health Sciences is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

Sentara College of Health Sciences is certified to operate an institution of postsecondary education in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

Sentara College of Health Sciences' Cardiovascular and Surgical Technology Programs are accredited by CAAHEP upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology, Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

The Sentara College of Health Sciences Surgical Technology Program meets the standards of the Association of Surgical Technologists Core Curriculum, 6th Edition.

The Sentara College of Health Sciences Surgical Technology program is programmatically accredited by ABHES.

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