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Cardiovascular Technology

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Current and prospective CVT students:   
 (posted 1/16/2013)

Beginning with the class entering in Fall 2013, students enrolled in the Cardiovascular Technology Program will have one (1) attempt at completing the program at Grossmont Community College.

Effective November 01, 2013                          (posted 3/18/2013)
Students wishing to apply to the Cardiovascular Technology Program must provide proof of the following immunizations and /or tests at time of application; For reference in completing the immunizations, please use the Immunization Record and Statement of Health form.
  1. MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)- series of 2 vaccinations or seropositivity.

  2. Hepatitis B- series of 3 vaccinations and HBsAb Quantitative test for
    Accelerated HepB versions are not accepted
                            -A negative (non-immune) seropositivity test result must include
                             a booster or repeat of series, and a re-test for seropositivity.
                            -approximate time period of 7-8 months to complete the series.
                            -students are not eligible to decline HepB without a physician's
                             statement documenting an adverse reaction or a statement
                             from their pastor indicating refusal for religious reasons.

  3. Tdap (Tetanus/Diphtheria Acellular Pertussis)- 1 vaccination as of 2005.

  4. Varicella- series of 2 vaccinations or seropositivity. 

    TB (Tuberculosis)-
    not required at time of application.  This test will be required after invitation and acceptance to the program.  It is recommended students test 3 months prior to start of program.  Further information will be available at time of acceptance.
Applicants currently on the waitlist or those wishing to apply to the program prior to November 01, 2013:
The above required immunizations and/or tests will need to be submitted to the Cardiovascular Technology office by November 01, 2013 in order to remain on the waitlist and receive an invitation to the program.  If all required immunizations and/or tests are not complete and submitted to the CVT office by the November 01, 2013 deadline date, your name will be removed from the waitlist.

CVT Program Preview Meetings:

January 9, 2014
February 13, 2014
March 13, 2014
April 10, 2014
May 8, 2014
June 12, 2014

All dates above fall on the second Thursday of each month and begin at 9:00 a.m. in Bldg.34, Room #209. Please contact the CVT Office for more information, 619-644-7303

Current and perspective CVT students:

All students are required to have an email address. the College can provide a student with an email account if necessary. Students are required to submit their email addresses and any subsequent changes to the CVT Office and to their instructors. All correspondence between the CVT Program and applicants on our waitlist will be conducted through email only. Applicants will not receive letters through the postal service. Email changes must also be done in WebConnect/WebAdvisor. Students with Hotmail or Yahoo accounts may not receive communications from  the CVT Office. Therefore, we require students to obtain a Gmail, or an account from any other provider.

AS Degree required for program completion:

Due to new CAAHEP* standards, students entering the program in the fall of 2012 (the graduating class of 2014) and later, must complete an AS degree in order to graduate from the Cardiovascular Technology Program.  This requires that all AS degree general education requirements be completed.  Please see the college catalog for specific requirements at

This requirement will not apply to students entering the program in fall 2011 and prior. 

Upon application to the CVT program, applicants must also apply to the college and contact a counselor in the Grossmont College Counseling Center (619)644-7208 or  Students with an Associates Degree or higher from any institution must have the degree evaluated by a Grossmont College Academic Counselor.  The CVT Department cannot advise students on degree status or if additional units are necessary for the AS degree.

*The Grossmont College Cardiovascular Technology Program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the oldest Allied Health accreditation body in the U.S. and is recognized internationally.

Attention All Health Profession Students

Please be aware that students accepted to the Health Professions Programs (Nursing, RT, CVT, SLPA, OTA) at Grossmont College are required to undergo a background check and a urine drug screening test before starting the program or being placed at a clinical site. We expect the cost of these procedures may be $70 - $120. The student will be responsible for paying these fees.

It should be noted that failure to pass either or both of these procedures may interfere with clinical placement and/or acceptance of the student into the program.

All communication between the program office and the student is by email. All emails sent to the student on the waitlist and currently in the program are sent with a delivery and read receipt. If you chose not to check the read receipt, the program is not responsible if the student states that they did not receive the email.


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