The Cardiovascular Technology program is a sequence of courses that provide educational opportunities to individuals in didactic and clinical environments that will enable them to obtain skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to graduate and become a successful entry-level Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist. Cardiovascular Technology is a health technology profession centered on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with cardiac diseases. A Cardiovascular Technologist performs examinations at the request or under direct supervision of a physician, is proficient in the use of analytical equipment, and provides a foundation of data from which a correct anatomic and physiologic diagnosis may be made.

Associate Degree
Program Length 70 Credit Hours
Education Requirements High School graduate or GED recipient; minimum age: 18
Entrance Dates Spring Semester
Offered Macon Campus

Admission Requirements to the Cardiovascular Technology Program

Application to the Cardiovascular Technology Program requires the following steps:

Application and admission to Central Georgia Technical College.

Submission of high school and college transcripts. Students who wish to transfer all the required core classes taken at another college must apply to CGTC and have all transcripts submitted by Midterm Fall Semester.

Selection into the Cardiovascular Technology program major courses is via competitive selection process based primarily on the student's grade point average in prerequisite general education core and health technology core courses (see listing below).

• ENGL 1101 (Composition and Rhetoric) Associate degree-level
• MATH 1111 (College Algebra) Associate degree-level
• BIOL 2113/Lab (Anatomy and Physiology I) Associate degree-level with Lab successful completion within the last five (5) years
• BIOL 2114/Lab (Anatomy and Physiology II) Associate degree-level with Lab successful completion within the last five (5) years
• PSYC 1101 (Introduction to Psychology) Associate degree-level
• PHYS 1110/Lab (Conceptual Physics) Associate degree-level with Lab

Submit Progression/Application Form to the Admissions Office. Students will not be considered for selection unless his/her name is on the list by midterm Fall semester.

Complete the PSB Aptitude for Practical Nursing Examination, 3rd Edition. Students may take the exam at any time while taking their required core courses, but no later than midterm Fall semester. Students may take the exam only twice per year.

Approximately 7 students will be selected at the end of Fall semester into the program major coursework, based on available program/clinical facility slots.

A criminal background check is required. A student who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be admitted to the Cardiovascular Technology program, but such a conviction may prohibit one from being accepted into a clinical training site and/or taking the certification examination. A pre-application form to determine eligibility is available from the Cardiovascular Technology Program Director or at

A student may be required to show proof of Hepatitis B vaccination before being placed in a clinical site.

Academic Progress: Cardiovascular Technology students must pass all courses each semester with a grade of a "C" or above and maintain a GPA of a 2.0 or higher in order to progress to the next semester and remain on track. Those who receive a grade below a "C" on any course, may remove themselves from the track progression in the program and may have to wait until the course is offered again (usually the next year) to apply to repeat the course. Admission back into the program is dependent upon space available at the time the course is offered.

Cardiovascular Technology Curriculum

Credit Hours

General Education Core Courses 19
Area I - Language Arts/Communication  
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences  
PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics  
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
MATH 1127 Introduction to Statistics 3
PHYS 1110 Conceptual Physics 3
PHYS 1110L Conceptual Physics Lab 1
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts  
XXXX xxxx Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
Non-General Education Degree Courses 8
BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL 2113L Anatomy and Physiology Lab I 1
BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL 2114L Anatomy and Physiology Lab II 1
Occupational Courses 43
CAVT 1002 Medical Physics 2
CAVT 1020 Cardiac Catheterization I 4
CAVT 1021 Cardiac Catheterization Clinical I
(Introduction to the Clinical Environment)
CAVT 1030 Electrophysiology and Cardiac Anatomy 3
CAVT 1080 Advanced Hemodynamics and Cardiac Physiology 3
CAVT 1090 Drug Calculations and Administration 2
CAVT 1100 Cardiac Catheterization Fundamentals 3
CAVT 2020 Cardiac Catheterization II 4
CAVT 2030 Cardiac Catheterization Clinical II 6
CAVT 2050 Cardiac Catheterization Clinical III 11
CAVT 2070 Cardiac Catheterization Registry Review I 2
  Minimum Total Hours 70