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Cardiovascular Technology



Program Description

The cardiovascular technologist is the link between the physician and the patient by way of the sophisticated medical instrumentation currently utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

The Cardiovascular Technology Program at Grossmont College is a two-year course of study leading to an Associate in Science Degree. Graduates enter the health care profession as Cardiovascular Technologists.

CVT 2013 graduates



Invasive studentsStudents are educated in the theoretical concepts and clinical application of a broad spectrum of courses and techniques, including Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology, Physical Principles of Medicine, Medical Instrumentation/ Electronics, and Clinical Practicum.

The Cardiovascular Technology curriculum covers four regular semesters and requires a six-week summer session between the first and second years of study. The first year core curriculum of the program is composed of on-campus lecture and laboratory classes, offered primarily in the morning and early afternoon. The second year of the program is a concentrated study in one of three subspecialties within the field consisting of a series of on-campus lecture and laboratory courses combined with clinical experience in local hospitals. Students must provide their own transportation to the clinical sites. Some late afternoon and evening classes are required.


Program Goals

  • The student will demonstrate cardiovascular knowledge consistent with the requirements of an entry-level cardiovascular technologist.

  • The student will demonstrate the skills (psychomotor) necessary to fulfill the role of an entry-level cardiovascular technologist.

  • The student will demonstrate behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations as an entry-level cardiovascular technologist.

Program Courses



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