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The Cardiovascular Technology program, located on the DeSoto campus, is designed to train students through didactic, laboratory, and clinical experiences for a career in invasive and non-invasive cardiology. After completion of the program, an invasive cardiovascular technologist (CVT) can work in a number of different areas in a hospital or physician’s office.
Students will be trained to work in cardiac catheterization laboratories utilizing x-ray and monitoring equipment to perform sophisticated tests to determine the condition of a patient’s coronary arteries and heart. They will also be trained to work in a cardiology laboratory where electrodes, microphones, and ultrasound equipment are used to determine the condition of a patient’s heart without invasive procedures.
Admission to the Cardiovascular Technology Program is very competitive. Persons interested in enrolling in the Cardiovascular Technology Program must apply through the program director and will be notified by the director regarding acceptance. Applicants must submit the NWCC admissions application to the Registrar’s office and the program application to the program director. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the program. Because of limited enrollment, if the number of applicants exceeds the capacity, students will be selected on a competitive basis by an admissions committee.
Admission requirements include:
- Successful completion with a grade of C or above in the following:
Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab, Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab, and College Algebra.
- ACT Composite Score of 18 or above.
- Completed NWCC application for admission.
- Completed Cardiovascular Tech Application.
- Official copies of GED, high school or college transcripts.
Instructor: Ricky Stevens | Phone: 662-280-6154 | Office location: DeSoto Center
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