CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGY

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Workforce Development Degree 

University Transfer Degree Information:
The Cardiovascular Technology (CVT ) Associate in Applied Science degree is designed to prepare individuals with the knowledge, skills and 
behaviors that are required for the performance of a successful cardiovascular technologist. Cardiovascular technologists are health care 
professionals who, under the direction of a qualified physician, are concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with congenital
 and acquired heart and blood vessel disease. The invasive cardiovascular technologist is a member of the cardiac catheterization team and
 assists with coronary angiography, percutaneous coronary intervention, right heart catheterizations, and the implantation of arrhythmia 
management devices. The studies performed in these areas are used by the cardiologist to evaluate patients for cardiovascular disease and
 develop comprehensive treatment plans.


Procedure for Application:
1. All prospective Cardiovascular Technology students must
 complete an application for enrollment to the College
 and submit their high school transcripts, ACT scores, and 
previous college transcripts to the Metro Campus Registrar 
at 909 South Boston, Tulsa, OK 74119. Incomplete
 submissions will not be considered for admission into the
 Cardiovascular Technology Program. Acceptance to Tulsa 
Community College does not guarantee admission to the 
Cardiovascular Technology Program.

2. Submit completed program application form and required
 materials by March 1 to the Allied Health Services
 Division located in the Alfred M. Philips Building, room
 MP458, 909 South Boston, Tulsa, OK 74119.

3. A selection committee will review all applications and
 eligible applicants will be granted an interview with 
the Cardiovascular Technology Program admissions
 committee.

4. Qualified students will be ranked based on admission 
requirements and awarded admission to the program
 accordingly. All interviewed applicants will be notified by 
mail regarding their selection.

5. An extensive criminal background check, including but
 not limited to a seven-year county of residence nationwide
 criminal history check, national sexual predator screening, 
Social Security check, and Medicare/Medicaid fraud
 screening is required by all clinical affiliates. All Allied 
Health Service students participating in clinicals are
 required to complete these background checks and a 
drug screening test by the Allied Health Division office
 deadline prior to the first clinical rotation. Any positive 
findings may be subject to review by the clinical affiliates
and could prevent the student from completing clinical
 requirements.

Degree Awarded: Associate in Applied Science

For More Information Contact:
Allied Health Services Division, Metro: (918) 595-7002

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 21

Communication 9 hours
*ENGL 1113 Composition I
*ENGL 1213 Composition II
SPCH 1113 Speech Communication I

Mathematics 3 hours
*MATH 1473 Math for Critical Thinking

Psychology 3 hours
PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology

Social Science 6 hours
POLS 1113 American Federal Government
and select one course from the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 52

Core Courses 11 hours

Allied Health 3 hours
+ALDH 1323 Medical Terminology

Biology 4 hours
+BIOL 1314 Human Anatomy and Physiology

Chemistry 4 hours
*CHEM 1114 Principles of Chemistry

Cardiovascular Technology Core Courses 22 hours
*CVTC 1002 Introduction to Cardiovascular Technology
*CVTC 1013 Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology
*CVTC 1023 Cardiovascular Pharmacology
*CVTC 1034 Cardiovascular Skills Practicum
*CVTC1044 Cardiovascular Pathophysiology
*CVTC 1053 Rhythm Analysis and EKG Interpretation
*CVTC 1063 Clinical Practicum I

Invasive Cardiology Emphasis 19 hours
*CVTC 2103 Invasive Procedures I
*CVTC 2113 Radiology/Electrophysiology
*CVTC 2125 Clinical Practicum II
*CVTC 2133 Invasive Procedures II
*CVTC 2145 Clinical Practicum III

Total Credit Hours: 73
*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).
+ Prerequisite for program admission.

General education requirements can be found at: www.tulsacc.edu/gened.

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