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Interventional Cardiac and Vascular Technology

Curriculum Description

The Interventional Cardiac and Vascular Technology curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to qualify as an entry-level Intervention Cardiac and Vascular Specialist.

Course work will include radiographic physics, radiation protection, patient care, ECG, pharmacology, anatomy and pathology. Clinical rotations will provide experiences with advanced radiographic imaging equipment and medications used to visualize human vasculature and organs.

Graduates should qualify for eligibility to apply for and take the Registered Cardiovascular Intervention Technology (RCIS) exams given by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A45410
NC CIP: 51.0901
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
Fall Semester
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
ICV 110 Patient Care/Fundamentals 2 2 0 3
ICV 111 ICV Electrocardiography 0 3 0 1
ICV 114 ICV Physics I 1 2 0 2
ICV 120 ICV Clinical Ed I 0 0 6 2
Select one:
Anatomy and Physiology I (3) (3) (0) (4)
  OR        
Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 0 4
   
    9 10 6 15

Spring Semester
ICV 125 ICV Clinical Ed II 0 0 12 4
ICV 214 ICV Physics II 1 2 0 2
ICV 217 Inter Equip & Supplies 2 2 0 3
ICV 218 Cardiac Physiology & Proc 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Anatomy and Physiology II (3) (3) (0) (4)
  OR        
Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 0 4
Select one:
Argument-Based Research (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Prof Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
   
    12 7 12 19

Summer Term
ICV 112 ICV Ionizing Radiation Effects 2 0 0 2
ICV 113 Inter Neuro Radiography 1 2 0 2
ICV 130 ICV Clinical Ed III 0 0 12 4
ICV 216 ICV Pharmacology 3 0 0 3
   
    6 2 12 11

Fall Semester
BIO 271 Pathophysiology 3 0 0 3
ICV 219 Vascular Physiology & Proc 3 0 0 3
ICV 220 ICV Clinical Ed IV 0 0 24 8
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
   
    6 0 24 17

Spring Semester
ICV 230 ICV Clinical Ed V 0 0 24 8
ICV 241 ICV Pathology Review 2 0 0 2
ICV 261 ICV Cardiac Exam Prep 1 0 0 1
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
  OR        
General Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    6 0 24 14

Total Credit Hours: 76

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

   Additional admissions requirements:

  1. Completion of Basic Emergency Medical Technician or Certified nurse assistant level II (CNA II) or equivalent (i.e. military corpsman). CNA I & II can be taken through Forsyth Tech’s Corporation and Continuing Education.
  2. Completion of high school or college credits in biology and algebra.
  3. Completion of program orientation requirements.
  4. Completion of the Forsyth Tech Student Medical Form.
  5. Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification at the health care provider level (BCLS).
  6. Grade of C or better is required in all related and program specific courses and is mandatory for admission and progression in the Interventional Cardiac and Vascular Technology program.

Program Information
This program has limited enrollment. Students are chosen through the selective admissions process based on grades earned in required related courses (i.e. biology, English, psychology, etc.). The Admissions Office can provide additional information on the selections process.

This program admits students in the Fall Semester only. The yearly deadline for application to the ICV program will be March 30; however, should that date fall on a weekend, the deadline will be the Thursday prior to the 30th.

Senior students will be expected to take call every fourth weekend beginning the Fall Semester until graduation.

Withdrawal in any science course, ICV prefix or prerequisite course while enrolled in the program will result in dismissal of the student from the program. Readmission may be possible but requires reapplying and approval by the college.

Interventional Cardiac and Vascular Technology is considered to be a safe profession in terms of radiation exposure, however, special limits have been established for occupationally exposed declared pregnant women to ensure that the probability of birth defects is negligible. A copy of the program’s pregnancy policy is included in the program’s Student Handbook and is available upon request.

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, ENG 231, ENG 232, HUM 110, HUM 120, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, or REL 110. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

Criminal Background Checks/Drug Screening
Clinical agencies require criminal background checks and/ or drug screening for students assigned to their facility for clinical education. In addition, national and/or state registry and/or licensure boards may prohibit
eligibility for registry or licensure based on criminal background records. Please refer to the Health Technologies section on www.forsythtech.edu.

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.