Program Details

Career Program

Cardiovascular Technology AAS - Invasive Option (Awarded by Howard Community College)

Program Information:

Associate of Applied Sciences

Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium
A Combined Program with Howard Community College
Contacts: Candace Edwards (new students)/ Paul Hunter (current students)
Phone: 410-386-8430/410-386-8435 • E-mail:
Howard Contact: Office of Admissions and Advising, HCC / / 410-772-4230

This program prepares students to enter the allied health career field of cardiovascular technology to gather data and perform various cardiac and/or vascular diagnostic tests and procedures under the direction of a physician. The invasive technologist may be found in cardiac catheterization, blood gas and electrophysiology laboratories. Working in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, operating area and/or electrophysiology laboratory, the technologist utilizes x-ray and monitoring equipment in performing invasive diagnostic tests to determine the condition of the patient’s heart. New therapeutic steps may be taken to treat an existing condition during the procedure. The program is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Graduates may apply to take the national certification examination to become a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS).


Pre-clinical Requirements to be completed at Carroll
 BIOL-101  Biological and Physical Sciences  4 credits
 BIOL-210  Biological and Physical Sciences  4 credits 
   English Composition  3 credits
   Mathematics  3 - 5
 SOC-101  Social and Behavioral Sciences  3 credits
 SPCH-101  Arts and Humanities  3 credits
 BIOL-211  Human Anatomy and Physiology 2  4 credits
 *PHYS-101  Technical Physical Science 
 (Must be completed at HCC prior to clinicals.)
 4 credits
Clinical Requirements to be completed at Howard Community College
 CARD-120  Rhythm Analysis and 12 Lead EKG  2 credits
 CARD-121  Cardiovascular Assessment Skills Lab  3 credits
 CARD-122  Cardiac Anatomy and Pathophysiology  3 credits
 CARD-123  Hemodynamics  3 credits
 CARD-124  X-Ray Theory for Cardiovascular Technology  3 credits
 CARD-201  Cardiovascular Pharmacology  2 credits
 CARD-220  Cardiovascular Procedures  2 credits
 CARD-221  Diagnostic and Interventional Procedures  8 credits
 CARD-222  Advanced Intravascular Interventional
 4 credits
 CARD-231  Applied Clinical Practicum  3 credits
 CARD-261  Clinical Internship  4 credits

Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium: This degree is awarded by Howard Community College. For more information, refer to the Howard Community College's Health Sciences Division.

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