Invasive Cardiovascular Technology (A.A.S.)
Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Certificate

The Invasive Cardiovascular Technology degree provides you with hands-on clinical experience in the field of cardiac catheterization.

As an invasive cardiovascular technologist, you assist a physician with invasive procedures in which a small tube, or catheter, is wound through a patient’s blood vessels from a spot on the leg into the heart. This is done to determine if a blockage exists and for other diagnostic purposes.

After successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the national registry exam, administered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International.

This academic program is primarily designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation.

NOTE: A candidate for graduation from this program must meet the Technical Standards.

This program is offered by the Cardiorespiratory and Emergency Medicine Department.

Entrance and Course Requirements

Program Highlights

  • This profession in the allied health sciences has tremendous growth potential.
  • Foundation courses are completed in the first year of the program. Clinical rotations in the second year of the program provide for extensive hands-on training in assisting with cardiac catheterization. View our clinical affiliates.

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The program is specifically designed to prepare students for a career as an invasive cardiovascular technologist. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2015), job growth in this field should be much higher than average over the next 10 years, with 22 percent growth from 2014 to 2024.

Recent employers have included: Albany Medical Center; Ellis Hospital; Lenox Hill Hospital; St. Peters Hospital.

Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2015) noted that median salary for this profession is $54,880.

The Center for Careers and Transfer offers Career Services and Transfer Services to all students.

Program Mission Statement

Consistent with the mission of Hudson Valley Community College, the Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Program is committed to providing didactic and clinical education which prepares graduates for positions as invasive cardiovascular technicians. Graduates will possess the appropriate behaviors, skill and knowledge to assist in the delivery of high quality cardiac catheterization procedures in any laboratory environment.

Program Goal

To prepare graduates to become competent, registered invasive cardiovascular technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), Psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Program Intended Outcomes

  1. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply and evaluate clinical information related to their role as registered invasive cardiovascular technologists.
  2. Graduates will demonstrate technical proficiency in all skills necessary in their role as registered invasive cardiovascular technologists.
  3. Graduates will demonstrate personal behavior consistent with professional and employer expectations in their role as registered invasive cardiovascular technologists.
  4. Graduates will be employed as registered invasive cardiovascular technologists within six months of graduation.

For more information regarding this program, please contact:

Patricia Hyland
Department Chair
Cardiorespiratory and Emergency Medicine Department
400 Jordan Rd., Suite B (second floor)
(518) 629-7454

For more information about admission to this program, please contact:

Admissions Office
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
(518) 629-7309