The Cardiovascular Technology AAS degree prepares students to assist physicians in diagnosing and treating cardiac and peripheral vascular conditions. Students in the 60-credit degree program are trained as highly specialized professionals in the use of current technology, physiological and diagnostic equipment and therapeutic procedures.
Training in emerging technologies prepares students for challenging career opportunities in cardiac catheterization labs and angiography suites at medical facilities.
The program is offered on M State's Moorhead campus.
Here is what you'll learn
- Active participation as a member of the cardiovascular team, demonstrating professional behavior, communication and collaboration
- Concepts of patient safety, asepsis, infection control and universal precautions
- Proficient use of technology, equipment, supplies and instruments
- Effective, therapeutic communication with patients, families and other members of the cardiovascular team
- Respect for individual patients, maintaining their dignity, rights and beliefs
- Problem solving and critical thinking
- Principles of radiation safety
How to apply
Cardiovascular Technology - Invasive is a selective admissions program.
In January 2018, the Cardiovascular Technology - Invasive degree program was awarded initial accreditation by the national Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology.
The five-year accreditation affirms the program's commitment to excellence and compliance with nationally established accreditation standards.
Background check, immunizations required
Students in the program must meet criminal background check requirements and have current immunizations. Requirements are outlined in the program application.