Schools with Cardiac Catheterization Technologist Degrees

Dec 07, 2019

Students interested in becoming cardiac catheterization technologists can pursue a certificate or degree in cardiovascular technology, available at 2- and 4-year colleges and universities around the country.

Cardiac catheterization is just one of many responsibilities carried out by cardiovascular technologists and technicians. Certificate, associate and bachelor's degree programs are available in cardiovascular technology.

Cardiovascular Technology Schools

These postsecondary institutions offer cardiovascular technology programs:

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered Tuition and Fees (2018-2019)*
New York University New York, NY 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate $51,828
Arkansas Tech University Russellville, AR 4-year, Public Associate $7,254 in-state, $12,678 out-of-state
Valencia College Orlando, FL 4-year, Public Associate $2,474 in-state, $9,383 out-of-state
Florida SouthWestern State College Fort Myers, FL 4-year, Public Associate $3,401 in-state, $12,979 out-of-state
Polk State Winter Haven, FL 4-year, Public Associate, Certificate $3,366 in-state, $12,272 out-of-state
Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL 4-year, Public Associate $2,878 in-state, $9,992 out-of-state
Rutgers University-New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ 4-year, Public Certificate $14,974 in-state, $31,282 out-of-state
Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL 4-year, Public Associate $2,563 in-state, $9,189 out-of-state
University of South Carolina- Columbia Columbia, SC 4-year, Public Bachelor's $12,618 in-state, $33,298 out-of-state

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics

School Selection Criteria

These are some considerations to help you choose a cardiac catheterization school:

  • As you look at different program options, make sure that your educational experience meets the minimum admissions requirements.
  • You may want to look for programs that are specifically geared toward preparation for professional certification, such as the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers or Cardiovascular Credentialing International, which confer designations that may improve job prospects.
  • If you're already working in the medical field, a certificate could be sufficient to give you additional training. If not, choosing an associate degree could more quickly prepare you for an entry-level job, but a bachelor's degree could improve your marketability and help with career advancement.
  • If possible, you may want to try to find out what previous graduates of the program did after they finished. That way, you can ensure that the program is consistent with your career goals.

Certificate of Completion - Cardiovascular Technology

Certificate programs for cardiovascular technicians are available to students already holding a degree or certificate in nursing or allied health. Extensive clinical experiences are typically required. The curriculum includes general scientific and medical courses as well as career-focused training.

Associate Degree in Cardiovascular Technology

Associate degree programs train students for entry-level careers as cardiac technologists and can be completed in two years. Students must take general education courses as well as classes in cardiovascular care. Clinical experiences, which involve working with patients and equipment, are also usually required.

Bachelor of Science in Cardiovascular Technology

Students in a 4-year bachelor's degree program often have the option to specialize in various areas of vascular studies. The final year of the program may be largely or solely dedicated to clinical experience. Coursework includes lab and classroom work in basic scientific topics as well as cardiovascular procedures.

If you want to study to become a cardiac catheterization technologist, there are multiple relevant program options available at accredited schools. Before deciding on a school or program, think about your career goals and what kind of experience you already have in the field.

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