Darton State College Catalog 2013 - 2014 - page 116

This Associate of Science degree program is designed to prepare Cardiovascular
Technologists who will assist in invasive and non-invasive cardiology settings.
Cardiovascular Technologists are educated to intervene with clients experiencing
alterations in health that affect the heart or blood vessels in the areas of diagnositic studies,
treatment, client teaching and wellness promotion. The Cardiovascular Technology
program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular
Technology (JRC-CTV), 6 Pine Knoll Drive, Beverly, MA 01915-1425, phone (978) 456-
5594 through the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
(CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL, 33756. Phone (727) 210-2350, Fax (727)
210-2354. Darton State College is one of only thirty-three programs in the entire United
States with such designation.
One class per year will be selected. Applicants are urged to submit their completed
forms early. The Cardiovascular Technology Program has limited enrollment. Students
are selected on the basis of SAT/ACT scores, college course grades, completion of
required cardiovascular related coursework, and other qualifications related to academic
and professional potential.
Additional Admissions Requirements
1. Applicant must have completed admission to Darton State College.
2. All required Learning Support courses must be completed.
3. A composite score of 870 or higher on the Scholastic Aptitue Test (SAT) or a
composite score of 19 or higher on the American College Testing Service
Assessment Test (ACT)
have a minimum of 2.00 (“C” average) on all college
work previously taken, if any.
4. Complete the required prerequisite courses, BIOL 1100K, ENGL 1101, MATH
1111, ALHE 1120 and CVTE 1100 with a GPA of 2.0 or greater in the spring or
have earned credit on 9 or more semester credit hours of general education
courses including one science course required in the program achieving a grade
point average of 2.50 or higher. The grade received in the science course must
be a C or higher. (All science courses must be completed with a grade of C or
5. Submit proof of current American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation Certification (CPR.)
6. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA on previous course work completed within the last five
years. If this course work is older than 5 years, it will be evaluated by the
Program Director and may need to be repeated.
7. Proof of Hepatitis B immunization prior to first patient contact.
8. To comply with the requirements of cooperating clinical facilities, the Health
Science Division requires students to submit a completed health form. These
forms will be provided upon enrollment in CVTE 1110.
9. To progress successfully through the curriculum and function as a practicing
cardiovascular technologist after graduation, the individual must have:
a. Visual acuity with or without corrective lenses to identify cyanosis and
absence of respiratory movement in a patient.
b. Hearing with or without auditory aids to understand the normal speaking
voice without viewing the speaker’s face (to ensure that the Cardiovascular
Technician will be able to attend to a patient’s call for help.)
c. Physical ability sufficient (minimal impairment of upper and lower
extremities) to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
d. Manual dexterity and visual acuity with corrective lenses to accurately draw
up solutions in a syringe.
e. Speech sufficient to communicate with staff and patients in a timely manner.
Refer to program handbook for complete information.
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