Cardiovascular technology is an allied health profession concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with heart and blood vessel disease. The cardiovascular technologist performs tests at the request of a physician to obtain information about that patient’s heart and blood vessel anatomy and function so the physician can make a diagnosis. The profession of cardiovascular technology includes three areas of diagnostic evaluation: 1) invasive cardiovascular technology (diagnosis of heart disease by cardiac catheterization), 2) noninvasive cardiovascular technology (diagnosis of heart disease by cardiac ultrasound, exercise, and electrocardiographic testing), and 3) noninvasive peripheral vascular study (diagnosis of blood vessel disease using ultrasound testing).
CVT Program Catalog Listing
The Cardiovascular Technology Program is accredited by two agencies:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular.
1449 Hill Street
Whitinsville, MA 01588
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. (CAAHEP).
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, Florida 33763
Orange Coast College Accrediation
Orange Coast College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior College, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949; (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org