The Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Program will prepare students to work in cardiac catheterization laboratories and cardiac research facilities. Student will assist the cardiologist in performing diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization, angiography procedures, and measuring cardiovascular parameters.
The ICT program leads to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and encompasses a five-semester course of study requiring a total of 64 semester hours of credit. Graduates from the program are eligible to sit for the examination to become a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) credential offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). After passing the examination, the graduate is eligible for Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist (LMRT) licensure in the state of Texas.
The program at St. Philip’s College includes lecture and laboratory courses in invasive cardiovascular science and procedures and clinical education courses conducted in settings where invasive cardiovascular technology is provided.