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.
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.