Cardiovascular Invasive Technology
With our partnership institutions, the Health Care Sciences and Services Department of Immaculata University offers a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health with a concentration in Cardiovascular Invasive Technology. You will receive a strong science and liberal arts background from IU and clinical instruction and didactic coursework from affiliate institutions which will prepare you for positions within the health care industry.
Cardiovascular technologists and technicians and vascular technologists use imaging technology to help physicians diagnose cardiac (heart) and peripheral vascular (blood vessel) ailments in patients. They also help physicians treat problems with cardiac and vascular systems, such as blood clots.
Learn more about the career outlook for this field at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
To complete the program, you will take three years of allied health and liberal arts courses at Immaculata and then apply for the certificate program at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences or Thomas Jefferson University. Upon completion of the program, you are ready to assume entry-level responsibilities in the cardiac catheterization lab and you are eligible to take the registry exam (Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist, or RCIS) offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International.