Certificate in Interventional Cardiac & Vascular Technology – Cardiac
Forsyth Technical Community College

Program Details

The online Certificate in Interventional Cardiac and Vascular Technology – Cardiac is intended for individuals who are employed in a Cardiac Cath Lab and have graduated from an approved accredited program and earned an Associate Degree or higher in Nursing, Paramedic, Respiratory Therapy, or Radiography; or graduates who have earned Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology.  The curriculum provides knowledge and skills necessary to qualify as entry-level Intervention Cardiac and Vascular Specialists.  Courses include radiographic physics, radiation protection, patient care, ECG, pharmacology, anatomy, and pathology.


  • College transcripts
  • Placement testing may be required
  • Overall GPA of 2.8
  • Graduation from an eligible program (B.S. Biology/Electrophysiology, Echo, Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic, Radiology, Respiratory Therapy, Registered Nursing, Nuclear Medicine)
  • Secured employment in a cardiovascular interventional lab
  • Letter of recommendation from department manager to include the number and types of exams performed per year in the department

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges