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Allied Health

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Invasive Cardiovascular Technology

The Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Program will prepare student to work in cardiac catheterization laboratories and cardiac research facilities. They assist the cardiologist in performing diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization, angiography procedures, and measuring cardiovascular parameters.

The program leads to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and encompasses a five-semester course of study requiring a total of 64 semester hours of credit. Graduates from the program are eligible to sit for the examination to become a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) credential offered by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). After passing the examination, the graduate is eligible for limited medical radiologic (LMRT) licensure in the state of Texas.

The program at St. Philip's includes lecture and laboratory courses in invasive cardiovascular science and procedures, and clinical education courses conducted in settings where invasive cardiovascular technology is provided.

Program Topics

Professional Organizations & Sites of Interest

The Invasive Cardiovascular Technology (CVTT) program maintains close ties with the professional organizations representing invasive cardiovascular discipline. Additional career and related information for the invasive cardiovascular career fields may be obtained at the following sites:

The following provide additional resources for potential students, therapists and consumers of invasive cardiovascular services.

  • Cath Lab Digest - Educational resource for cardiac catheterization laboratory specialists.
  • Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions - Promotes excellence in invasive and interventional cardiovascular medicine through physician education and representation.
  • Cardiology Site - Remote learning site for healthcare providers, students, residents, fellows, and people interested in expanding their knowledge in the area of cardiology.

Faculty & Staff

The Invasive Cardiovascular Technology (CVTT) program faculty are dedicated and licensed professionals. Each faculty member has graduated from an accredited program and has clinical experience in various areas.

 

Program Accreditation & Licensure

Graduates from the program are awarded an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and are then eligible to sit for the examination to become a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) credential offered by the
Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). After passing the examination, the graduate is eligible for limited medical radiologic (LMRT) licensure in the state of Texas.

Graduation, certification and licensure are separate mechanisms and are the responsibility of the individual student.

 

Admission & Prerequisite Requirements

Students electing to major in the Invasive Cardiovascular Technology (CVTT) program must meet all admission requirements previously noted for acceptance to St. Philip's College at the college level. See SPC Admission Requirements.

All students must also meet and/or complete the following: 

  • Following prerequisites with a grade of C or better prior to applying
    • BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
    • BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
    • ENGL 1301 Composition I
    • MATH 1314 College Algebra
  • Overall GPA 2.5 or higher
  • Allied Health Application

Applications for admission to the program are accepted throughout the year. It is recommended students submit a completed application packet once prerequisites have been completed (or almost completed) for consideration for the next available beginning class. See Allied Health Department Admission Policy.

 

Application & Selection Process

Students electing to major in the Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Program (CVTT) must first meet previously noted St. Philip's College admission requirements at the college level.

Students must also meet the admission requirements and complete the application process for admission to any program in the Allied Health Department. Students must submit the separate Allied Health Application to request consideration for admission to the CVTT program. Applications for admission to the CVTT program option are accepted throughout the year.

Selection Process

Applications for students who have NOT completed all CVTT prerequisites or have not included all of the required information for acceptance will not have their applications processed.

All applicants will be notified of acceptance into the program. Students NOT accepted in the CVTT program and submitted a complete application will be notified of reasons for non-acceptance. Those applicants that did not submit a complete application or failed to present the supporting documentation should not expect to be contacted.

Students notified of acceptance into the CVTT program will be requested to review the CVTT Student Handbook program policies and guidelines during their mandatory orientation that will take place the week before class begins and respond to acceptance letter as requested.

Selection Process

The selection process operates on a possible 100 points being awarded. The final score is calculated in the following manner

Pre Requisites (minimum GPA 2.5)                      50 points*

GPA Overall course work (minimum GPA 2.5)   25 points*

Previous Healthcare experience                           10 points

Medical Terminology                                                 5 points

Hobbit examination                                                10 points

Total Points                                                          100 points

*There is a possibility to score additional points in the overall and pre requisite category if you GPA is higher than the minimum required.

Before final acceptance in the CVTT program option, the selected students will be required to provide documentation of the following items prior to enrollment into the first semester of the program:

  • cleared criminal background check
  • cleared drug screening
  • completed required immunizations 

Complete the attached CHECKLISTand submit with your Application:

Students electing to major in the Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Program (CVTT) must first meet previously noted St. Philip's College admission requirements at the college level.

Students must also meet the admission requirements and complete the application process for admission to any program in the Allied Health Department. Students must submit the separate Allied Health Application to request consideration for admission to the CVTT program. Applications for admission to the CVTT program option are accepted throughout the year. It is recommended students submit a completed application packet once prerequisites have been completed (or almost completed) for consideration for the next available beginning class.

Contact Information

Program Director:
Frank Arredondo, Jr., M.S., ARRT (R)
farredondo2@alamo.edu 

Location:
MLK Campus
Center for Health Professionals (CHP) 330N

Phone:
210-486-2049