Interventional Cardiac and Vascular Technology – Program Detail

Program Mission/Overview

The Interventional Cardiac and Vascular Technology Program provides quality education to students by actively engaging them in collaborative laboratory assimilation, classroom instruction, and clinical experiences in order to produce a qualified entry-level invasive cardiac and vascular specialist.

Program Goals

  • To provide quality technical training, as supported by related study needed to develop competent, professional entry-level Vascular and/or Cardiovascular Interventional Specialist who will continue to learn.
  • To provide the necessary education and experiences needed to challenge and pass the Registered Cardiovascular and Vascular Interventional exams offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing
    International (CCI).

Program Outcomes

The Interventional Cardiac and Vascular Technology curriculum involves students in a variety of educational experiences including classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings teaching students to use specialized equipment to visualize vascular structures and assist physicians in diagnostic and interventional procedures.

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. Through academic and clinical studies, the student is prepared to provide quality patient care and professional communication skills while performing scheduled and emergency angiographic studies utilizing sterile technique, advanced radiographic and specialty equipment, and radiation protection techniques.

Graduates of this program may be eligible to sit for the Cardiovascular Credentialing International Examinations in both Cardiovascular Interventional Technology and Vascular Interventional
Technology. Technologists may find employment in medical facilities where vascular, and/or cardiovascular interventional imaging procedures are performed including: cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, interventional radiology, and vascular interventional surgery.

Facilities

  • Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Frye Regional Medical Center, Hickory, North Carolina
  • High Point Regional Hospital, High Point, North Carolina
  • Cone Health, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Wesley Long Hospital, Greensboro, North Carolina

Program Costs

The following is a semester-by-semester program cost analysis. The prospective student should keep in mind that these costs may vary and some represent “typical averages”. The average is also based on full-time in-state student status and does not include costs associated with general education and related courses. Course texts/material costs subject to change without notice.

Fall Semester (1st Semester)

  • Tuition – $671.50
  • Medical Terminology Text – $45.00
  • Sensible ECG Analysis Text – $57.00
  • Basic Anatomy & Physiology Text
  • Psychology Text
  • English Text
  • Lab Fees – $90.00
  • Student Activity Fee – $9.00
  • Technology Fee – $16.00
  • Parking Decal – $10.00
  • Malpractice Insurance – $149.00

Spring Semester (2nd Semester)

  • Tuition – $632.00
  • English Text
  • Pathophysiology Text
  • Radiobiology, Dowd Text – $50.00
  • Sonography Text – $95.00
  • Invasive Neurology Text – $90.00
  • Lab Fees – $60.00
  • Student Activity Fee – $9.00
  • Technology Fee – $16.00

Summer Semester (3rd Semester)

  • Tuition – $434.50
  • Physics Text
  • Essentials of Pharmacology Text – $57.00
  • Lab Fees – $60.00
  • Student Activity Fee – $9.00
  • Technology Fee – $16.00

Fall Semester (4th Semester)

  • Tuition – $671.50
  • Humanities Text
  • Cardiac Texts – $95.00
  • Lab Fees – $30.00
  • Student Activity Fee – $9.00
  • Technology Fee – $16.00
  • Parking Decal – $10.00
  • Malpractice Insurance – $149.00

Spring Semester (5th Semester)

  • Tuition – $592.50
  • Vascular Intervention Text, Valji – $170.00
  • Exam Review Text
  • Lab Fees – $30.00

Staff Directory

  • Debbie Taylor
    Director of Imaging
  • Paula Walker
    Imaging Secretary
  • Marti K. Feathers-Magee
    ICV Program Director
  • Juanita Gallagher
    ICV Clinical Education Coordinator
  • Keith Boles
    Didactic Instructor