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Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in America. Preventing the disease, diagnosing and treating it are all part of the duties and goals of the professional medical team that includes the cardiovascular technician.
This associate of science degree program prepares graduates to work side by side with physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals in cardiac catheterization laboratories, operating rooms, non-invasive laboratories, and echocardiography departments.
Students receive training in cardiovascular physiology, medical electronics and instrumentation, and applied cardiovascular techniques. The student is exposed to the many areas of non-invasive cardiology such as echocardiography, including 2D Echo, Doppler, and color flow Doppler, stress testing, Holter monitoring, and computerized electrocardiography.
Students study in SMCCs modern laboratories and classrooms in addition to spending more than 1,140 hours in various clinical rotations in area hospitals.
Career opportunities for graduates are numerous, as advancements in medical knowledge and technology increase. The increasing number of cardiovascular procedures and interventional techniques such as angioplasty, stent placement, pacemaker implants, and ablations along with a variety of echo techniques, have increased the demand for qualified cardiovascular technologists to practice.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
Program Admission Requirements
High School Course Recommendations
Continuing Your Education
Graduates of SMCCs Cardiovascular Technology program accepted at the University of Southern Maine may transfer a full two-years of credit towards a Baccalaureate Degree in Health Sciences.