• Cardiovascular Technology - Invasive

    M State’s new Cardiovascular Technology - Invasive AAS degree trains qualified students for high-demand careers within the rapidly advancing and fast-growing specialty of cardiovascular treatment.


Our program

The Cardiovascular Technology AAS degree prepares students to assist physicians in diagnosing and treating cardiac and peripheral vascular conditions. Students in the 60-credit degree program will be trained as highly specialized professionals in the use of current technology, physiological and diagnostic equipment and therapeutic procedures.

Training in emerging technologies prepares students for challenging career opportunities in cardiac catheterization labs and angiography suites at medical facilities.

The program is offered on M State's Moorhead campus.

This program is not being offered until at least Spring 2017.


Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Active participation as a member of the cardiovascular team, demonstrating professional behavior, communication and collaboration
  • Concepts of patient safety, asepsis, infection control and universal precautions
  • Proficient use of technology, equipment, supplies and instruments
  • Effective, therapeutic communication with patients, families and other members of the cardiovascular team
  • Respect for individual patients, maintaining their dignity, rights and beliefs
  • Problem solving and critical thinking
  • Principles of radiation safety


Why M State

  • Program and curriculum developed by an advisory board of regional health care partners, ensuring that students are learning the skills needed by employers
  • Practicum/internships in regional cardiac catheterization labs
  • Hands-on training with simulation lab equipment

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Cardiovascular Technology - Invasive Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Locations: Moorhead

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Meet the faculty

Sarah Olek
Cardiovascular Technology Faculty
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Apply now

Apply now to M State using our online application.

This program will have a competitive admission process; review the CVRI Admissions Packet for details on the admission process and criteria. Check back for a program application and start date.

Program prerequisites

Admission to this program is competitive and requires a grade of C or better and a prerequisite GPA of 2.5 or better in the following courses to be considered for admission:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture and Lab
  • Medical Microbiology Lecture and Lab
  • Small Group Communication
  • College Algebra
  • Cardiovascular Technology Survey

Contact M State for additional admission information


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Other requirements

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) - Healthcare Providers CPR Certification
  • Minnesota Department of Health background check
  • National background check
  • Up-to-date immunizations
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider course

Required courses

First semester

  • Medical Microbiology and Lab
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab
  • Small Group Communication
  • College Algebra
  • Cardiovascular Technology Survey

Second semester

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab
  • Principles of Patient Care
  • Introduction to Cardiovascular Technology
  • Cardiovascular Technology I
  • Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology

Third semester

  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Pharmacology for Cardiovascular Technology
  • Radiation Safety
  • Cardiovascular Technology Clinical
  • Cardiovascular Technology II

Fourth semester

  • Cardiovascular Technology Practicum I, II and III

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