Cardiovascular Tech Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

Cardiovascular techs are responsible for medical administrative tasks as well as helping a physician with vascular and cardiac diagnoses. Training programs for prospective cardiovascular techs include an associate's degree, which is most commonly chosen, and a bachelor's degree in cardiovascular technology.

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How to Choose a Cardiovascular Tech School or College

Many prospective students who wish to pursue a career in cardiovascular technology choose to complete an associate's degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov). An advantage to an associate's degree is that is takes less time to complete and is much less expensive than a bachelor's degree program. In contrast, a bachelor's degree program can take up to four years to complete.

Bachelor's degree programs in cardiovascular technology are primarily designed for students who want to specialize in a subfield such as vascular technology, noninvasive technology or invasive cardiology. Prospective students who want to specialize may find that a bachelor's degree provides appropriate training.

General education courses are required for both programs. Some science courses common to associate's and bachelor's programs include cell biology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, physiology and genetics. Core classes may include echocardiography survey, cardiovascular physiology, peripheral venous disease, vascular disease and pathophysiology.

Prospective students can look for programs that offer clinical experiences or an internship to gain practical experience as a cardiovascular tech and to pave the way for future employment. An internship is commonly offered for both programs and is completed at a hospital or clinic associated with a community college or university. Many prospective employers prefer applicants who have completed an internship or have substantial clinical experience.

Largest Schools and Colleges by Student Population

College/University Student Population Institution Type
Houston Community College 48,169 2-year, Public
Valencia Community College 35,460 2-year, Public
University of South Carolina-Columbia 27,488 4-year, Public
Orange Coast College 24,742 2-year, Public
University of Toledo 22,336 4-year, Public
Milwaukee Area Technical College 18,780 2-year, Public
Central Piedmont Community College 18,608 2-year, Public
Tulsa Community College 18,325 2-year, Public
Grossmont College 16,082 2-year, Public
Harper College 15,250 2-year, Public
Santa Fe College 14,796 4-year, Public
Edison State College 13,007 4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Hudson Valley Community College 12,674 2-year, Public
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg 9,699 2-year, Public
Bunker Hill Community College 9,497 2-year, Public
Polk State College 8,516 2-year, Public
El Centro College 8,114 2-year, Public
Howard Community College 7,905 2-year, Public
Forsyth Technical Community College 7,881 2-year, Public
Delaware Technical and Community College-Stanton-Wilmington 7,303 2-year, Public
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  • Minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Must live within close proximity to school locations
    • Must be graduated from high school by 2011
    School locations:
    • Florida (3 campuses)
    • Minnesota (1 campus)
    • New Jersey (1)
    • New York (2)
    • Texas (3)

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  • School locations:
    • Alabama (3 campuses)
    • Arizona (1 campus)
    • California (1)
    • Florida (6)
    • Idaho (1)
    • Kansas (1)
    • Kentucky (2)
    • Michigan (1)
    • Missouri (1)
    • Ohio (7)
    • Oklahoma (2)
    • Oregon (1)
    • Tennessee (1)
    • Texas (1)
    • Virginia (5)
    • West Virginia (1)

    Classroom-Based Programs

    • Master
        • Master in Medical Assisting and Administration

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  • Minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Must complete an application online and submit transcripts for their highest degree earned.
    School locations:
    • Online Learning

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  • Minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Must be a high school graduate or have completed GED
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  • Minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Must be 18 years of age or older
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    • Online Learning

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        • Undergraduate Certificate in General Studies (Medical Assistants)

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  • School locations:
    • New York (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at New York University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Non-Degree: Certificate
      • Post Degree Certificate: First Professional Certificate, Post Master's Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
    • Medical and Health Professions
      • Clinical Laboratory Science Professions
      • Communication Disorders Sciences
      • Dental
      • Medical Administrative Services
      • Medical Assisting
      • Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Professions
        • Cardiovascular Technologies
      • Medical Residency Programs
      • Nursing Professions
      • Nutrition Services
      • Public Health and Safety
      • Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Professions
  • School locations:
    • Wisconsin (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at Milwaukee Area Technical College include:
      • Non-Degree: Certificate, Coursework
      • Undergraduate: Associate
    • Medical and Health Professions
      • Clinical Laboratory Science Professions
      • Dental
      • Medical Administrative Services
      • Medical Assisting
      • Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Professions
        • Cardiovascular Technologies
        • EMT and Paramedic
        • Medical Radiologic Therapist
        • Respiratory Care Therapy
        • Surgical Technologies
      • Mental Health Services
      • Nursing Professions
      • Nutrition Services
      • Optometric and Ophthalmic Services
  • School locations:
    • California (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at Stanford University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Medical and Health Professions
      • Medical Administrative Services
      • Medical Informatics and Illustration
      • Medical Residency Programs
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    • Massachusetts (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at Harvard University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
    • Medical and Health Professions
      • Dental
      • Medical and Health Preparatory Sciences
      • Medical Residency Programs
      • Public Health and Safety
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    • Pennsylvania (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at University of Pennsylvania include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: First Professional Certificate, Post Master's Certificate, Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
    • Medical and Health Professions
      • Dental
      • Medical Administrative Services
      • Medical Ethics and Bioethics
      • Medical Residency Programs
      • Mental Health Services
      • Nursing Professions
      • Public Health and Safety
      • Veterinary Medicine and Clinical Sciences

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