Harry T. Harper Jr., M.D., School of Cardiac and Vascular Technology

Today's Choices Decide the Future of Tomorrow

Education and career paths you choose today can impact the rest of your life. It's important to carefully weigh them and select a field that is fulfilling in every aspect. With so many choices out there, it's tough to get a clear picture of which career choice will secure your employment future.

However, there is an educational opportunity that rewards you with professional security while you provide an important service to society. It's the Harry T. Harper, M.D., School of Cardiac and Vascular Technology, honoring Harry T. Harper, M.D, Georgia's first cardiologist.

The school offers a unique learning opportunity designed to equip you with the tools you need to succeed in health care as soon as you begin your career.

What Is Cardiovascular Technology?

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer affecting society today. But through early diagnosis and treatment, many people with heart and vascular disease can continue normal, active lives.

Cardiovascular Technology allows physicians to detect and treat heart and vascular disease using various invasive and non-invasive procedures. Stents, balloons, high-energy sound waves, computerized imaging and other technologies serve to assist in cardiovascular care and provide you with a dynamic and exciting career opportunity. The demand for professionals to help with prevention and treatment is great.

About the Program

The Harry T. Harper Jr., M.D., School of Cardiac and Vascular Technology is a 15-month program that that leads to a Certificate in Cardiovascular Technology specializing in Invasive Cardiac Catheterization, Non-Invasive Echocardiography or Vascular Technology. The program involves extensive training, including didactic and clinical instruction. The school has received accreditation for its three tracks, becoming the seventh such accredited school in the nation.

Graduates take the exam given by the internationally recognized Cardiovascular Credentialing International/National Board for Cardiovascular Testing (CCI) or American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (adult Echocardiography or Vascular Technology) to become registered technologists. Passing this test provides graduates with a title that is in great demand by hospitals and medical centers across the nation.