With advances in medicine happening daily, the need for skill medical technicians continues to grow at a much faster rate than any other profession. Orange Coast College offers a Cardiovascular Technology certificate program that will equip students for a career in medicine in as little as one year.
Cardiovascular Technology is a profession concerned with the diagnoses and treatment of patients with heart and blood vessel disease. Cardiovascular technologists perform tests at the request of a physician to obtain information about that patient's heart and blood vessel anatomy and function so that the physician can make a diagnosis.
Certificate of Achievement
Students who complete this certificate may obtain employment as an electrocardiogram technician,
stress-testing technician. Holter-monitoring technician. pacemaker technician, or monitor (telemetry) technician.
Associate in Science Degree
Echocardiography and Vascular Ultrasound Students who complete this certificate may obtain employment as a cardiovascular technologist performing all noninvasive tests, particularly cardiac ultrasound or echocardiography.