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Bachelor of Science in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology

Program

The Drexel two-year bachelor completion Invasive Cardiovascular Technology program is designed for radiology students wishing to advance their careers and skills within the field of radiology.

The focus of this program is to educate students in the applied science of invasive cardiovascular technology with experience in all aspects of diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular procedures.

Faculty and staff provide educational opportunities for students to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes conductive to the challenges within the advanced fields of radiology and this specialized modality of Imaging. Students of this program achieve educational and personal growth goals while developing the technical skills necessary for success as cardiovascular professional.

What you'll learn

The mission of this program is to provide quality training for careers as advanced radiology healthcare professionals.

This well-rounded program provides many opportunities for working in small groups with other healthcare professionals. These group communications and activities give the student chances to share their own experiences and learn from the experiences of others.

Program Goals

The aims of the Bachelor of Science in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology program are to develop a graduate who is able to:

  • Function as a competent entry-level invasive cardiovascular technologist in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains of invasive cardiology.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
  • Develop an understanding of the biological effects of radiation on humans and utilize the appropriate radiation protection equipment, measures, and recording instruments for specific invasive cardiovascular and vascular procedures.
  • Develop the skills and/or the proper handling and processing of digital recording materials.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the composition and appropriate utilization of radiographic contrast media and cardiology medicines.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the pathological process and the common pathology demonstrated by cardiovascular procedures and imaging.

What makes the Radiologic Technology Associate's Degree program unique?

  • Graduates are prepared success as cardiovascular professional.
  • Coursework includes classroom exercises, laboratory experiences and clinical applications.
  • You are part of the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions with access to various practice environments and educational facilities.

Admissions

Requirements for admission to the program include:

  • Official copy of current ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologist) certification.
  • Official copy of associate's degree completion in radiologic technology and/or science with radiologic technology.
  • Official copy of college transcripts.
  • Completion of the following courses with minimum grade of "C":
    • Anatomy & Physiology I, II, III.
    • Introduction to Computing.
    • Clinical Health Informatics.
    • English I, II, III.
    • College-Level Math.
    • Introduction to Psychology.
    • Abnormal Psychology.
  • Overall GPA of 2.50 or higher.
  • Compliance with program technical standards and immunization requirements.
  • Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR/BLS) skills at healthcare-provider level.
  • Demonstration of competency in English reading comprehension and spoken English fluency (by TOEFL and TSE if not born in United States).

For Entering Freshmen

To review admission prerequisites, visit the Admission Prerequisites page. 

To find admissions deadlines, apply online, check out financial aid information, and find the current schedule for open houses, visit the Undergraduate Admissions site.

For Transferring Students

To review transfer instructions, visit the Transfer Instructions page.

For International Students

To review transfer instructions, visit the International Instructions page.

COMPLIANCE

The College of Nursing and Health Professions has a compliance process that may be required for every student. Some of these steps may take significant time to complete. Please plan accordingly.

Visit the Compliance pages for more information.

Accreditation

MSA: Accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. www.msche.org/