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 Summer Term
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 Summer Term
Suggested Semester 3
|CARD 201||Cardiovascular Pharmacology||
|CARD 220||Cardiovascular Procedures||
|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.