The Cardiovascular Technology (CVT) Associate in Applied Science degree is designed to prepare individuals with the knowledge, skills and behaviors that are required for the performance of a successful cardiovascular technologist. Cardiovascular technologists are health care professionals who, under the direction of a qualified physician, are concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with congenital and acquired heart and blood vessel disease. The invasive cardiovascular technologist is a member of the cardiac catheterization team and assists with coronary angiography, percutaneous coronary intervention, right heart catheterizations, and the implantation of arrhythmia management devices. The studies performed in these areas are used by the cardiologist to evaluate patients for cardiovascular disease and develop comprehensive treatment plans.
Admission to the Program
Program Application Instructions
- All prospective Cardiovascular Technology students who have not been enrolled at TCC within the past year must complete an application for admission to the College and submit their high school transcripts, ACT scores, and previous college transcripts to the Metro Campus Student Completion Services office at 909 South Boston, Tulsa, OK 74119. Incomplete submissions will not be considered for admission into the Cardiovascular Technology Program. Admission to Tulsa Community College does not guarantee admission to the Cardiovascular Technology Program.
- Applications to the Cardiovascular Technology program must be completed online at tulsacc.edu/healthscienceapply by March 1 each year for fall admission. For more information, contact the Allied Health department office at (918) 595-7002.
- A selection committee will review all applications and eligible applicants will be granted an interview with the Cardiovascular Technology Program admissions committee.
- Qualified students will be ranked based on admission requirements and awarded admission to the program accordingly. All interviewed applicants will be notified by email regarding their selection.
Program Admission Requirements
- Minimum overall GPA of 2.0 for all prior high school and college coursework.
- Successful completion of ALDH 1323 Medical Terminology and BIOL 1314 Human Anatomy and Physiology.
- Student must be able to travel to local and distant clinical sites.
- An extensive criminal background check, including but not limited to a seven-year county of residence nationwide criminal history check, national sexual predator screening, Social Security check, and Medicare/Medicaid fraud screening is required by all clinical affiliates. All Allied Health students participating in clinicals are required to complete these background checks, immunizations, and a drug screening test by the Department of Allied Health office deadline prior to the first clinical rotation. Any positive findings may be subject to review by the clinical affiliates and could prevent the student from completing clinical requirements.
Julie Hall, BSIS, RT, RCIS
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Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:
- Evaluate patient history, physical, and physiological data when making decisions affecting patient outcomes.
- Use written, oral, or visual forms of communication to express oneself with patients, the community, or other healthcare professionals.
- Utilize basic computer skills, as well as advanced cardiac medical electronics and instrumentation, to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with cardiovascular disease.
- Perform in the role as a cardiovascular technologist and as part of a team.
- Apply appropriate interpersonal skills when interacting with individuals in the cardiovascular technology profession.
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