Cardiovascular technology programs are mostly offered at junior colleges and result in a certificate or associate's degree, though there are some 4-year schools awarding bachelor's degrees as well.
Schools with Cardio Tech Programs
This list of colleges and universities identifies some of the schools offering cardio tech programs.
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Tuition and Fees (2015-2016)*|
|Houston Community College||Houston, TX||2-year, Public||Certificate||n-district $1,632; In-state $3,360; Out-of-state $3,756|
|Valencia College||Orlando, FL||4-year, Public||Associate's, Bachelor's||In-state $2,474; Out-of-state $9,383|
|City College of San Francisco||San Francisco, CA||2-year, Public||Certificate||In-state $1,598; Out-of-state $7,554|
|University of South Carolina - Columbia||Columbia, SC||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||In-state $11,482; Out-of-state $30,298|
|Orange Coast College||Costa Mesa, CA||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||In-state $1,184; Out-of-state $6,584|
|University of Toledo||Toledo, OH||4-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||In-state $9,547; Out-of-state $18,885|
|Milwaukee Area Technical College||Milwaukee, WI||2-year, Public||Associate's||In-state $4,360; Out-of-state $6,286|
|Central Piedmont Community College||Charlotte, NC||2-year, Public||Associate's||In-state $2,664; Out-of-state $8,808|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
School and College Selection Criteria
Consider the following when looking for cardio tech schools:
- Prospective students should make sure the program offers classes in human anatomy, genetics, physiology, organic chemistry and biochemistry as part of the science curriculum.
- The school should be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
- Coursework should also include internship-type training in a local hospital or clinic.
- Program costs vary widely, and may be a deciding factor for those with financial considerations.
A number of 2- and 4-year colleges and universities offer cardio tech certificate, associate's and bachelor's degree programs. If you're interested in this field of study, accreditation and the availability of internships are just some of the factors to consider before deciding on a school.