Program of Study

This program involves students in a variety of educational experiences including classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings. Didactic courses provide an advanced level of understanding of human
vascular systems, while clinical courses provide the experience needed to become skilled specialists in the areas of invasive diagnostic and interventional procedures including, cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, interventional radiology, and vascular interventional surgery. Students will be expected to take call every fourth week-end beginning the fall semester of their senior year until graduation.


Additional Information

Careers Available

Major employers are hospitals with a small percentage of employment in mobile units and outpatient facilities. Employers will require staff to take call on a rotational basis after an initial orientation to the facility. Call hours vary from facility to facility.

Recommended Courses and Skills

Strong science background, high school biology, chemistry and algebra.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Team player, ability to take responsibility and meet the demands of a stressful environment and emergency medical situations, ability to communicate on a professional level with physicians and other ancillary staff when discussing patient care, procedures, or problems, motivated to meet challenges and hand-eye coordination.

Program Offerings

Program Credential Level Offered Code
Interventional Cardiac and Vascular Technology Associate in Applied Science Day A45410
Interventional Cardiac and Vascular Technology - Cardiac Certificate Online C45410C
Interventional Cardiac and Vascular Technology - Vascular Certificate Online C45410V

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Interventional Cardiac and Vascular Technology Program, contact Marti K. Feathers-Magee, Program Coordinator, at 336.734.7189 or mmagee@forsythtech.edu.