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Applying to the CVT Program

Application Process

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District and Grossmont College do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including sexual harassment), handicap (including physical and mental disability, medical condition, age, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, marital status, or economic status in any of their policies, procedures, or practices. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission and access to, as well as treatment and employment in, the College's programs and activities, including vocational education.

Cardiovascular Technology is a highly technical component of the Allied Health field. It is desirable that the student enter the Program with a strong foundation in English language skills, mathematics, and related sciences. Because of the increasing number of patients who speak a language other than English, a second-language proficiency is an asset.

 Application Procedure

The Cardiovascular Technology Program at Grossmont College accepts approximately 40 students each year as dictated by staffing, laboratory and instrumentation availability, and the number of clinical sites available for student assignment during the second year of training.

For applicants who are interested in learning more about the CVT Program, the Program Coordinator holds Program Preview meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month of the Academic calendar (except in the month of August) at 09:00 AM in Building 34, room to be determined. Prospective applicants are encouraged (although not required) to attend for information on prerequisites, structure of the Program, employment opportunities and career paths. Email the CVT Office @ if you would like to attend; include the following information. Subject Program Preview, Last Name, First Name, phone number. The CVT office will email you the Program Preview information. For information on general education requirements or to develop an educational plan, contact the Grossmont College Counseling Center for an appointment, (619) 644-7208.

To apply for admission to the Cardiovascular Technology Program the following steps must be taken:

  • Complete the prerequisite courses.  This must be completed before an applicant can submit an application and be added to the waitlist.
  • Upon completion of prerequisite courses, request two official college transcripts for all college credit earned. You will submit one to Grossmont College Admissions and Records. The second set of transcripts you will need to have mailed to you in an official sealed envelope.  You will need to put in an envelope the following: Official sealed transcripts for the required prerequisites and proof of completion of High School, GED, or a higher degree), completed CVT Program application, and proof of immunizations. See Home Page for required list of immunizations.  The completed packet must be hand delivered to the CVT desk (Bldg. 34-256). If you live outside of San Diego County you may mail in your completed application packet. Applications for the CVT Program are available: Application for Admission Form. If by mail it is important that you send it to the Attention of the Cardiovascular Technology Program Grossmont College, 8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020-1799
  • If you took the prerequisite courses outside of GCCCD, and the college is not listed on the Equivalency Chart,  you must submit official transcripts and course descriptions to the CVT office with your application. International applicants are required to submit to IERF (International Education Research Foundation, Inc.) or a Grossmont College accepted credential evaluation service, for review of transcripts for proof of high school and college/university coursework.
  • If the pre-requisites have been completed at Grossmont College or Cuyamaca College an official transcript is not required of the student, as that information is accessible to the program staff. 
  • For pre-requisites completed at all other institutions, official transcripts are required.  It is recommended that applicants obtain sealed official transcripts by mail (sent to their personal address) or in person.  Transcripts must remain UNOPENED.  Include the un-opened official transcripts WITH a CVT application and mail it as a COMPLETE package to the attention of the CVT Program. 
  • In addition, for each pre-requisite not listed on the Equivalency Grid of San Diego Area Community College, please include a copy of the course description copied out the appropriate College Catalog (print or online version). 
    • Applications are accepted and reviewed once you have submitted a COMPLETE application package. 
    • Applicants are added to the wait list on a "first-come, first-served" basis after prerequisite courses are completed and a COMPLETE application package, including transcripts and courses descriptions (if applicable) are received in the CVT office.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all transcripts have been received by the Cardiovascular Technology Office and that all information on the application is correct and kept up to date.


    Effective January 01, 2012

    If you have accepted a seat into any other Grossmont College Health Professions Program, you will be ineligible to receive an invitation to the Cardiovascular Technology Program. Students wishing to apply to the Cardiovascular Technology Program must apply for an entry date which does not conflict with the completion of the Health Professions Program you are currently enrolled in.

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