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Cardio Tech Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

Cardio technicians assist cardiologists by scheduling appointments, reviewing patients' files and monitoring patients' heart rates. Cardio techs are required to possess basic medical and biological knowledge.

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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.

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