Cardiovascular Technology, AAS

Program Description

The Eastern International College mission’s foundation is in providing an individualized and student-centered academic experience to its students who are enrolled in allied health programs.  The College offers programs that prepare students for successful entry into a variety of medical professions and, as defined in Eastern International College Strategic Plan of 2017-2021 and reiterated in its Strategic Plan 2022-2025, it seeks to expand program offerings at the advanced baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels.

Recently, the College’s administration has made the decision to no longer accept prospective students into the CVT Associates Degree Program, beginning with the spring 2022 semester.  As such, this means that the College will ‘teach-out’ all the current students of the CVT Program. 

The Program’s accreditation body, CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs), was immediately informed of this decision.

As current students, this institutional decision will NOT impact your continuance and completion of the CVT Associates Degree.  You should continue to register for classes and take coursework toward your externship and you will graduate from the Program with the CAAHEP accreditation. 

If you are currently NOT registered for classes, you must register for the summer 2022 semester to remain in the CVT Program to matriculate towards graduation.

The College will maintain CAAHEP accreditation and complete the teach-out process by May of 2024.

Please address all questions and concerns to the Dean of Academic Affairs at kristine.southard@eicollege.edu.

The Eastern International College Registrar Office, that is responsible for the custody of, continued access to, and final disposition of all student records, is the permanent location and final custodial repository for the Associates Degree in Cardiovascular Technology Program student academic records.  

Student transcripts will be available, under the criteria of permanent records, from the Registrar’s Office located at 684 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306.

Program Description

The Cardiovascular Technology Program (CVT) at Eastern International College prepares the student to perform non-invasive diagnostic examinations of the heart and/or blood vessels at the request or direction of a physician in Adult Echocardiography.

The CVT program teaches the student the essential theoretical and hands-on knowledge to compete for entry-level positions in the field. The Associate Degree in Cardiovascular Technology programs at Eastern International College in Belleville and Jersey City are programmatically accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Programmatic accreditation is not required for employment in many cases, but its existence is a further indication that the program meets the standards of the profession, so it could enhance employment opportunities for graduates.

The programmatic accreditation can allow graduates to sit for some credentialing exams immediately upon graduation. The program has a total of 66 semester credits, with 20 credits in general education and 46 credits in major course work.

 

 

program learning outcomes

The CVT graduate will demonstrate entry level skills, knowledge and behavior competence in procedural and clinical functions in non-invasive cardiovascular technology focusing on non-invasive adult echocardiography.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cardiac anatomy and physiology, cardiovascular nomalies and cardiac pharmacology
  • Demonstrate knowledge of legal and ethical standards in the practice of thecardiovascular technology profession
  • Perform effectively procedures covered in non-invasive cardiovasculartechnology in adult echocardiography and vascular sonography
  • Demonstrate proficiency in patient care including vital signs and patient safety
  • Demonstrate competency in obtaining, recording and printing scanned images
  • Demonstrate professional conduct in the workplace and/or externship site
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication and cultural sensitivity when dealing with patients and the healthcare team
  • Apply ethical and legal standards in dealing with patient information and in communicating these information to the healthcare team

General Education Coursework

Course Number Course Title Semester Credits
BIO 101 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIO 102 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
ENG 101 English Composition 3
MAT 204 Fundamentals of Statistics 3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
SPC 101 Interpersonal Communications 3
Total 20

program major courses

Course NumberCourse TitleSemester Credits
CVT 101Introduction to Cardiovascular Technology2
CVT 104Patient Assesmment2
CVT 105Pharmacology2
CVT 106Physics and Instrumentation3
CVT 107Physics and Instrumentation II3
CVT 200EKG and Interpretation4
CVT 202Pathophysiology3
CVT 203Vascular4
CVT 204Echocardiography I4
CVT 205Echocardiography II4
CVT 206Test and Registry Review1
CVT 210Externship14
Total 46

ADMISSIONS

Entrance into the EIC Cardiovascular Technology program includes being interviewed by your assigned admissions representative in order to see if you’re a good fit for our program. Applicants must also take the Accuplacer Exam, which is designed to test your reading, sentence skills and mathematics abilities, unless otherwise specified as exempt. Learn more about EIC’s admission requirements and technical standards for the Cardiovascular Technology degree program.

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