General Information

University Hospital, 706-774-8976

The Harry T. Harper Jr., M.D., School of Cardiac and Vascular Technology is a program of University Hospital honoring Georgia's first cardiologist. The program offices and clinical sites are centered at University Hospital, Georgia's second-largest center for cardiovascular medicine. The program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs of the American Medical Association.

Accreditation

The school is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) for the Joint Review Committee on Cardiovascular Technology, which maintains and promotes appropriate standards of quality for the cardiovascular technologist.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the School of Cardiac and Vascular Technology is competitive. Interested candidates must submit a current application to the CVT school offices located at University Hospital. All applicants are required to submit scores for one of the following test Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), ACT or ASSET. Applicants must also submit official transcripts from previously completed college courses. All application materials must be submitted by the current years’ application deadline. Please contact Mrs. Elisabeth Frails at (706) 774-8976 or at efrails@uh.org for current year application deadline dates and application materials.  

Program Description

The 15-month program is a sequence of courses that prepares students to work with physicians to evaluate, diagnose and treat cardiac and vascular patients. The program consists of didactic theory courses followed by hands-on clinical experience spent in the student technologist's chosen specialty. Cardiovascular Technology is an allied health profession specifically concerning the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiac and vascular disease. A cardiovascular technologist performs examinations at the request or under the direct supervision of a physician, is proficient in the use of analytical equipment and provides a foundation of data from which a correct anatomic and physiologic diagnosis may be made. Procedures performed by the cardiovascular technologist include but are not limited to cardiac catheterization, balloon angioplasty, thrombolytic therapy, echocardiography, exercise stress testing and Doppler ultrasound. Students will take the National Registry in Cardiac or Vascular Technology exam upon completion of the program.

Career Opportunities

Continued technological advances in cardiac diagnosis and therapy have created steady demands for trained technologists with few training programs available. Cardiac and Vascular technologists may pursue careers within hospitals, physicians' offices, medical clinics, mobile outreach companies, cardiac equipment companies or research groups.

For More Information

Contact Elisabeth M. Frails Cardiac and Vascular Technology at University Hospital, 706-774-8976, efrails@uh.org