Santa Fe College Hosting Cardiovascular Preview Sept. 22

Cardiovascular Technology is one of the most exciting and fastest growing fields in health care,  with excellent job opportunities and excellent salaries. Join us for the Cardiovascular Preview from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22 in WA-113 to learn about the field and our program.

So, What Does a Cardiovascular Technologist Do?

CVT is a medical specialty dealing with the clinical diagnosis and treatment of patients with three of the most serious health problems in the United States today: heart, lung, and vascular disease.

SFC’s program is one of the few of its kind in the country and the only program in the state of Florida that is accredited in all three specialty areas: Invasive Cardiology, Non-Invasive Cardiology (ultrasound), and Vascular Technology. Students who complete the program are awarded an Associate of Science degree in Cardiovascular Technology.

SFC’s CT program is five semesters long. The first three semesters are spent in the classroom and laboratory instruction. The student then selects a clinical specialty. The final two terms are spent in clinical rotations in real medical settings, for a total of eight months of clinical practice.

Graduates

  • Are able to challenge national credentialing exams
  • Excellent employment opportunities throughout the nation in hospital labs, doctor’s offices, or mobile labs 
  • The Department of Labor projects employment for cardiovascular technologists to increase 26 percent through the year 2016
  • Advancement potential to supervisory and management positions
  • Outstanding salaries of $37,000 to $56,000

Application Deadline

  • Nov. 1 2009 is the application deadline for spring 2010 enrollment
  • March 1, 2010 is the deadline for summer 2010 enrollment

Application Requirements

  • College level scores on a college placement test such as the CPT, SAT, ACT
  • Critical Thinking Test
  • Successful completion and/or enrolled in pre-requisite courses
  • An overall GPA of 2.0
  • Observing a cardiac catheterization in a hospital lab

Prerequisite Courses

  • Human Anatomy, BSC 2084
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology, BSC 2084L
  • Elements of Chemistry, CHM 1030
  • Elements of Chemistry Lab, CHM 1030L
  • College Comp, ENC 1101
  • HUM 1230 or any Humanities course
  • One Social or Behavioral Science course such as Psychology, History or Economics
  • Math pre-requisite (MAT 1371 or MAT 1033 or MAC 1105)

How to Get Started

Contact the Health Sciences Counseling Office at 352-395-5650.

For information regarding the program, the profession or for help with the application process, contact Chenoa Dixon or Christie Jordan at 352-395-5688.

To arrange a hospital observation, contact Sonia Walker at 352-395-5688 or Jennifer Weeks at 352-395-5972.