Sep 18, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College Catalog

Degree Map: Cardiovascular Technology AAS


This degree map provides the semester-by-semester course sequencing a full-time student will follow to complete this degree.  To earn the Associate in Applied Science degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all coursework required for the degree.

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion. 

Prerequisite Courses (required for admission to the program)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ALDH 1323 - Medical Terminology   3
BIOL 1314 - Human Anatomy and Physiology   4
Total Credit Hours 7

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling.

First Semester (Fall)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
CVTC 1003 - Introduction to Cardiovascular Technology   3
CVTC 1013 - Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology   3
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
MATH 1473 - Quantitative Reasoning (A)   3
Total Credit Hours 12

Milestones

  • All CVTC courses must be completed with a 75% or better to progress in the program.  Must maintain a GPA of 2.5 in all CVTC courses.
  • All risk management requirements must be completed in preparation for the clinical setting (CPR, Vaccinations, Flu Shot, TB test, etc.) including clearance on a national background check and negative drug screen.
  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester (Spring)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
CVTC 1023 - Cardiovascular Pharmacology   3
CVTC 1034 - Cardiovascular Skills Practicum   4
CVTC 1044 - Cardiovascular Pathophysiology   4
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
Total Credit Hours 14

Milestones

  • All CVTC courses must be completed with a 75% or better to progress in the program.  Must maintain a GPA of 2.5 in all CVTC courses.
  • All risk management requirements must be completed in preparation for the clinical setting (CPR, Vaccinations, Flu Shot, TB test, etc.) including clearance on a national background check and negative drug screen.
  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Visit Career Services to explore career opportunities associated with this degree.

Third Semester (Summer)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
CVTC 1063 - Clinical Practicum I   3
Total Credit Hours 3

Milestones

  • All CVTC courses must be completed with a 75% or better to progress in the program.  Must maintain a GPA of 2.5 in all CVTC courses.
  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.

Fourth Semester (Fall)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
COMM 1113 - Public Speaking   3
CVTC 2103 - Invasive Procedures I   3
CVTC 2125 - Clinical Practicum II   5
PSYC 1113 - Introduction to Psychology (S)   3
Total Credit Hours 14

Milestones

  • COMM 1113 and PSYC 1113 must be taken in the first 8-week session, online, or during the evening.
  • A minimum of 320 clinical hours must be successfully completed to progress in the program.
  • All CVTC courses must be completed with a 75% or better to progress in the program.  Must maintain a GPA of 2.5 in all CVTC courses.
  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check.

Fifth Semester (Spring)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
CVTC 2133 - Invasive Procedures II   3
CVTC 2145 - Clinical Practicum III   5
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
Total Credit Hours 14

Milestones

  • HIST 1483 or HIST 1493 and POLS 1113 must be taken in the first 8-week session, online, or during the evening.
  • A minimum of 320 clinical hours must be completed successfully to progress in the program.
  • All CVTC courses must be completed with a 75% or better to progress in the program.  Must maintain a GPA of 2.5 in all CVTC courses.
  • Take the RCIS exam between April 1 and April 30.
  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.