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Accredited Colleges Offering Cardiovascular Technician Degrees

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Cardiovascular technicians are health support professionals who are trained to assist physicians in diagnosing problems of the heart and blood vessels. To help the office run smoothly, techs may set up and calibrate equipment, take patients' vital signs, and schedule appointments. From the clinical side, cardiovascular technicians and technologists may assist doctors with invasive heart tests, such as inserting a cardiac catheter; they may also create sonogram images of a patient's heart and surrounding vessels. Some administer stress tests and EKG tests. Others monitor vascular blood flow and metrics surrounding a patient's circulation.

Like many healthcare support professions, a two-year associate program is the most common way to enter this career. During these degrees, students take a year of basic medical course work followed by a clinical specialization in a certain cardiovascular technology area. Four-year programs are also available for those who want to learn more than one type of procedure. Certificate programs are geared toward current healthcare workers who would like to learn cardiovascular techniques. Professional certification is required by most employers in this industry and is offered by industry trade groups.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for cardiovascular technicians is predicted to grow much faster than average, in the 2008-2018 period. The prevalence of heart disease, along with the aging Baby Boom population, will increase the need for cardiovascular diagnosis and treatment. Technicians who are proficient and certified in multiple procedures will have better job opportunities, as will those who are willing to relocate to areas with growing populations. The middle 50 percent of cardiovascular technicians earn $33,000-62,000 a year.

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  • Master's (1)
  • Certificate (31)
Accredited Colleges Offering Cardiovascular Technician Degrees
Partner Colleges ? Annual Tuition ? Recommend Rate
Partner Colleges
Spencerian College Annual Tuition $14,914 - $17,820 Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
19 Programs, 1 in Cardiovascular Technician (view all)
Campuses: Lexington, Louisville
  • Invasive Cardiovascular Technology, AAS
Sanford-Brown College Annual Tuition $14,245 - $16,075 Recommend Rate 23% (31 reviews)
125 Programs, 5 in Cardiovascular Technician (view all)
Campuses: Phoenix
  • Associate in Applied Science in Cardiovascular Sonography
  • Associate of Applied Science in Cardiovascular Sonography
  • Associate of Occupational Studies in Cardiovascular Sonography
  • Associate of Science in Cardiovascular Sonography
Sanford-Brown Institute Annual Tuition $10,000 - $15,454 Recommend Rate 26% (114 reviews)
59 Programs, 8 in Cardiovascular Technician (view all)
Campuses: Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando
  • Associate in Specialized Technology in Cardiovascular Sonography
  • Associate of Applied Science in Cardiovascular Sonography (Non-invasive Track)
  • Certificate in Cardiovascular Sonography
  • Certificate in Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Technology
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Arkansas Tech University
Campuses: Russellville
Annual Tuition $10,374 Recommend Rate 75% (4 reviews)
Associated Technical College-Los Angeles
Campuses: Los Angeles
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ATI College-Norwalk
Campuses: Miami
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Augusta Technical College
Campuses: Augusta, Grovetown, Thomson, Waynesboro
Annual Tuition $4,538 Recommend Rate Add Review
Bacone College
Campuses: Muskogee
Annual Tuition $14,050 Recommend Rate Add Review
Barry University
Campuses: Miami Shores
Annual Tuition $28,160 Recommend Rate Add Review
BryanLGH College of Health Sciences
Campuses: Lincoln
Annual Tuition $12,711 Recommend Rate Add Review
Bunker Hill Community College
Campuses: Boston
Annual Tuition $8,328 Recommend Rate Add Review
Carl Sandburg College
Campuses: Galesburg
Annual Tuition $6,602 Recommend Rate Add Review
Carnegie Institute
Campuses: Troy
Annual Tuition $11,765 Recommend Rate Add Review
Carnegie Institute of Integrative Medicine and Massotherapy
Campuses: Suffield
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Central Florida Institute
Campuses: Orlando, Palm Harbor
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
Central Georgia Technical College
Campuses: Macon, Milledgeville, Warner Robins
Annual Tuition $4,608 Recommend Rate Add Review
Central Piedmont Community College
Campuses: Charlotte
Annual Tuition $8,705 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Chattanooga State Community College
Campuses: Chattanooga
Annual Tuition $14,091 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
City College of San Francisco
Campuses: San Francisco
Annual Tuition $6,748 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College
Campuses: Chicago
Annual Tuition $7,498 Recommend Rate Add Review
Community College of the Air Force
Campuses: Montgomery
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Dade Medical College-Hialeah
Campuses: Hialeah, Hollywood, Homestead, Miami
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Darton College
Campuses: Albany
Annual Tuition $9,021 Recommend Rate Add Review
Delaware Technical and Community College-Stanton-Wilmington
Campuses: Newark
Annual Tuition $7,910 Recommend Rate Add Review
East Tennessee State University
Campuses: Johnson City
Annual Tuition $22,561 Recommend Rate 100% (4 reviews)
Edison State College
Campuses: Piqua
Annual Tuition $12,979 Recommend Rate Add Review
El Centro College
Campuses: Dallas
Annual Tuition $4,590 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Forsyth Technical Community College
Campuses: Winston Salem
Annual Tuition $6,546 Recommend Rate Add Review
Fort Hays State University Online
Campuses: Hays
Annual Tuition $12,821 Recommend Rate 67% (3 reviews)
Geneva College
Campuses: Beaver Falls
Annual Tuition $25,220 Recommend Rate Add Review
Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Campuses: Rome, Rock Spring, Rockmart, Dalton
Annual Tuition $4,584 Recommend Rate Add Review
Grossmont College
Campuses: El Cajon
Annual Tuition $6,897 Recommend Rate Add Review
Gwinnett Technical College
Campuses: Lawrenceville, Duluth
Annual Tuition $4,740 Recommend Rate Add Review

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