The Cardiovascular Technology Program trains students to obtain the necessary skills to perform the delicate and advanced skills of Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS). These specialists are trained to assist cardiologist in cardiac catherization laboratories or electrophysiology procedures. These include but are not limited to angioplasty, coronary stent implantation, ablation procedures, or pacemaker insertions.
The four-semester plan, allows the graduate student to obtain an Associate of Applied Science degree. After completion of the program, the student is able take the national certification as a RCIS.
The NWCC Cardiovascular Technology program has not made a determination on whether the degree meets the state educational requirements for other US States, Territories, or the District of Columbia. Additional information on Cardiovascular Technologist licensure/certification can be found at Medical Technology Schools website.