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Cardiovascular Technology

CVTE is one of the fastest growing fields in health care, and the need for cardiovascular technologists is expected to grow by almost 40 percent in the next decade alone. Cardiovascular technologists typically work with cardiac physicians to perform either non-invasive tests, such as electrocardiograms and sonograms, or invasive tests, such as cardiac catheterization. The Piedmont program focuses on non-invasive examination of the heart and major blood vessels.

Piedmont College offers two CVTE program options: 1) a four-year Bachelor of Science program in cardiovascular technology; and 2) a certificate in cardiovascular technology. The four-year BS program begins on the Demorest Campus with three years of preparatory course work. The fourth year of the BS program and the certificate program are held on the Heart Center campus in Gainesville, GA, where specialized instruction is provided by credentialed technologists and cardiologists. Admission to the 4th year of the BS program and into the certificate program is competitive and not guaranteed.

Program applications for the fall cohort open January 2nd and close February 28th. A maximum of 10 students are admitted into each cohort (one cohort per year). Students in the four-year BS program must have completed or be currently enrolled in all required pre-requisite coursework at the time of application. Students wishing to complete the certificate-only option must have college credit (grade of C or better) for a two-course sequence of anatomy & physiology with lab AND already hold either a Bachelor degree in a Health Science field or an appropriate Associate of Science degree and related work experience. All official college transcripts showing coursework and degrees completed must be submitted by July 31st. (View Rack Card)

Why Piedmont?

Piedmont College’s R.H. Daniel School of Nursing and Health Sciences professors are dedicated to providing an outstanding and personalized program of study that prepares you to enter the professional workforce.