Accelerated Cardiovascular Program for Hospital Trainees - Certificate (Career)
Application Code 134
For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.
This certificate prepares students to meet the theoretical, technical, and clinical responsibilities associated with the cardiovascular field. To be eligible for this certificate, a student must be assigned by an employer to a cardiac catheterization laboratory setting. The clinical environment combines innovative procedures and state-of-the-art equipment and provides the opportunity to work with other health professionals in providing cardiovascular diagnostic and interventional therapies. Graduates may apply to take the national certification examination to become a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS).
Suggested Semester 1
Suggested Semester 2
|CARD-120||Rhythm Analysis and 12-lead ECG||
|CARD-121||Cardiovascular Assessment Skills Lab||
|CARD-122||Cardiac Anatomy and Pathophysiology||
Suggested Semester 3
|CARD-221||Diagnostic and Interventional Procedures||
Suggested Semester 4
|CARD-222||Advanced Intravascular Interventional Procedures||
Total Credit Hours: 46
Students must also complete ENGL-096, if required, and be eligible to enroll in ENGL-121 and a Mathematics Core course.
Admission to the Accelerated Cardiovascular Program is based upon successful completion of BIOL-101 or BIOL-107, and BIOL-203 and BIOL-204. Anatomy and Physiology prerequisite courses must be completed no more than five years prior to admission to the first cardiovascular course. If coursework exceeds the five-year limit, a student may take an exam(s) to demonstrate competence or repeat the course(s). BIOL-107 and PHYS-101 prerequisite courses must be completed no more than ten years prior to admission to the first cardiovascular course.
CARD-121: Students will be expected to participate in four 8-hour days of clinical experience during the semester in addition to scheduled class time. A health form is required.
An 80% pass rate is required for CARD-221 and the clinical portion of CARD-222.
For important information about this program, including the graduation rate and median debt of students who completed, please visit www.howardcc.edu/disclosure-accelerated-cardiovascular-program-for-hospital-trainees.