El Centro College
The Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Associate in Applied Sciences degree prepares you to work as an invasive cardiovascular technologist through both classroom and clinical settings. It can be completed in two years if you are a full-time student.
The Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Advanced Technical certificate (Gainful Employment Information) provides training for people who have previously earned an associate degree in a designated allied health field or in nursing, or a bachelor’s degree with a major in a science discipline. It can be completed in one year.
The Invasive Cardiovascular Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (25400 U.S. Hwy. 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, Fla. 33763, (727-210-2350) in cooperation with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (9111 Old Georgetown Road; Bethesda, Md. 20814-1699; 301-493-2334).
Program graduates are eligible to write the exam for the Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) credential offered by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). After passing the exam, graduates are eligible to apply for limited medical radiologic (LMRT) licensure by the Texas Department of State Health Services. A Social Security number is required to take the LMRT exam.