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 engages students in various educational experiences including classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings. Students are taught to use specialized equipment to aid in the visualization vascular structures and to assist physicians in diagnostic and interventional procedures.

Theory courses provide an advanced level understanding of human vascular systems, while clinical courses provide the experience needed to become entry-level 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.

Program graduates may be eligible to sit for the Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) exam, given by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). Invasive Specialists may find employment in medical facilities where cardiovascular interventional imaging procedures are performed including: cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, interventional radiology, and endovascular surgery.

Accreditation

The Interventional Cardiac and Vascular Technology (ICVT) Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (www.caahep.org ) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (www.jrccvt.org )

Facilities

  • Cone Health Systems, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Duke Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
  • Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, 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)

  • In State Tuition – $1072.50
  • Medical Terminology Text – $45.00
  • Cardiac Texts – $95.00
  • Physics Text – $90.00
  • ECG Text – $57.00
  • Basic Anatomy & Physiology Text
  • English Text
  • Lab Fees – $110.00
  • Student Activity Fee – $20.00
  • Technology Fee – $16.00
  • Parking Decal – $25.00
  • Malpractice Insurance – $149.00

Spring Semester (2nd Semester)

  • In State Tuition – $1144.00
  • English Text
  • Lab Fees – $60.00
  • Student Activity Fee – $20.00
  • Technology Fee – $16.00

Summer Semester (3rd Semester)

  • In State Tuition – $786.50
  • Radiobiology – $50.00
  • Essentials of Pharmacology Text – $65.00
  • Neurovascular Text – $150.00
  • Lab Fees – $80.00
  • Student Activity Fee – $20.00
  • Technology Fee – $16.00

Fall Semester (4th Semester)

  • In State Tuition – $1215.50
  • Humanities Text
  • Psychology Text
  • Lab Fees – $99.00
  • Student Activity Fee – $20.00
  • Technology Fee – $16.00
  • Parking Decal – $25.00
  • Malpractice Insurance – $149.00

Spring Semester (5th Semester)

  • In State Tuition – $1001.00
  • Vascular Text  – $210.00
  • Exam Review Material – $150.00
  • Lab Fees – $30.00

Staff Directory

  • TBA
    Director of Imaging
  • Joan Whittington
    Imaging Secretary
  • Marti K. Feathers-Magee, M.Ed., RT(R)(CV), CCIR
    ICV Program Director
  • LeAnn Handy, BS, RT(R)(CI)(BD), RCIS
    ICV Clinical Education Coordinator
  • Keith Boles, BS, RT(R)(VI), CCIR
    Didactic Instructor