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Academic Program

Invasive Cardiovascular Technology
Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS #5207
Chairperson: Patricia G. Hyland
400 Jordan Rd., Suite B (second floor), (518) 629-7454

The Invasive Cardiovascular Technology program is designed to provide students with hands-on clinical experience in the field of cardiac catheterization. The Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist is a member of a team of individuals who work under the direction of a physician.

The A.A.S. degree program is registered by the State University of New York and approved by the State Department of Education.

Please note additional policies regarding Heath Science programs: Unsatisfactory pre-clinical, clinical, practicum and academic performance will result in students being dismissed from a health science program. The respective health science program faculty will make all recommendations for re-admission. All decisions will be based upon an individual student review process. Re-admission will require students to successfully repeat previous clinical, practicum and/or academic courses that faculty require. In addition, if a student is dismissed from the program, the student may be required to provide evidence of growth in necessary areas as identified by the faculty at the time of dismissal. Dismissed students must reapply under the program’s current admission procedure.

Once a student has been readmitted to a program, core curricular courses must be completed in term sequence without interruption. Any student who misses a term may not be permitted to continue in the program.

Students who are dismissed from Health Science Programs at Hudson Valley or other institutions due to inappropriate or dangerous clinical behavior and/or personal misconduct during patient interactions will not be allowed admission to any Hudson Valley Health Science program or Health Science course with a clinical component. A notation will be placed on the student’s academic transcript indicating the student was dismissed from the Invasive Cardiovascular Technology program.

Due to radiation exposure associated with the program, a pregnant student should contact the Department Chairperson immediately after this diagnosis. Pregnancy will prevent the student from participating in clinical education courses.

Students in this program may be subjected to drug testing and criminal background checks at their own expense. Results must be shared with the Department Chairperson and clinical education site and if the clinical site deems the student unfit to attend the site, the student may be unable to complete degree requirements.

Please note: Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor may affect an individual’s right to complete clinical experience at some sites required for program completion. Applicants should see the department chairperson.

All college level science courses must have been taken within five years in order to be applicable toward this degree program. Invasive Cardiovascular core courses must be taken at Hudson Valley.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Courses

Notes

High School Average

Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic Math, Biology, and Chemistry with labs (70 or above in each course)

American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification - Course C for Health Care Providers

75 or above for Regents diploma or 85 or above for non-Regents Diploma

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $605.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

_______ BIOL 139** Anatomy and Physiology for Respiratory Care Students OR 4
BIOL 271** Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 280 Pathophysiology of Heart Disease 2
ECHO 256 Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart 2
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
ICVT 125** Fundamentals of Invasive Cardiovascular Technology and Electrophysiology 4
ICVT 200 Introduction to Health Care 2
ICVT 210** Principles of Invasive Cardiovascular Technology I 3
ICVT 211** Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Clinic I 8
ICVT 215** Electrophysiology Clinic I 2
ICVT 225** Electrophysiology Clinic II 2
ICVT 220 Principles of Invasive Cardiovascular Technology II 3
ICVT 221** Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Clinic II 8
_______ MATH 135 Elementary Statistics OR 4
MATH 150 College Algebra with Trigonometry OR
Higher MATH
PHYS 110** Physics for the Heath Sciences 4
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3
_______ PSYC 200 Child Psychology OR 3
PSYC 205 Developmental Psychology
RESP 101** Basic Interpretation and Performance of the Electrocardiogram 2
RESP 115** Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology 2
 
Total Credits Required
64

Please note: Transportation is required to hospitals for clinical rotation that begins as early as 7 a.m.

Please note: There is a required summer semester for this program.

* or specific course equivalents as approved by department chairperson.

** A grade of "C" or better is required for program completion.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
Course No. First Year First Term Credit Hrs.
_______ BIOL 139 Anatomy and Physiology for Respiratory Care Students OR 4
BIOL 271 Anatomy and Physiology II
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ICVT 200 Introduction to Health Care 2
_______ MATH 135 Elementary Statistics OR 4
MATH 150 College Algebra with Trigonometry OR
Higher MATH
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3
  Term Total 16
Course No. First Year Second Term Credit Hrs.
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
PHYS 110 Physics for the Heath Sciences 4
_______ PSYC 200 Child Psychology OR 3
PSYC 205 Developmental Psychology
RESP 101 Basic Interpretation and Performance of the Electrocardiogram 2
RESP 115 Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology 2
  Term Total 14
Course No. First Year Summer Term Credit Hrs.
ICVT 125 Fundamentals of Invasive Cardiovascular Technology and Electrophysiology 4
  Term Total 4
Course No. Second Year First Term Credit Hrs.
ECHO 256 Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart 2
ICVT 210 Principles of Invasive Cardiovascular Technology I 3
ICVT 211 Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Clinic I 8
ICVT 215 Electrophysiology Clinic I 2
  Term Total 15
Course No. Second Year Second Term Credit Hrs.
BIOL 280 Pathophysiology of Heart Disease 2
ICVT 220 Principles of Invasive Cardiovascular Technology II 3
ICVT 221 Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Clinic II 8
ICVT 225 Electrophysiology Clinic II 2
  Term Total 15