Invasive Cardiovascular Technology (ICVT) is used to diagnose and treat patients with various degrees of cardiovascular disease specifically related to the heart. Sophisticated equipment is used to enter the body (i.e., invasive) through peripheral arteries or veins in order to study the vessels, valves and chambers of the heart, and to diagnose and treat disease. A trained ICVT specialist assists a team of healthcare professionals in the cardiac catheterization laboratory.
The Cardiovascular Institute utilizes multiple Baylor Scott & White facilities for clinical externship training with a 1:1 clinical instructor to student ratio, which provides an excellent clinical education for each student. Experienced instructors, sophisticated audiovisual (A/V) equipment and classrooms, and a challenging didactic schedule combined with real-world clinical experience make the Cardiovascular Institute a competitive career choice in the Allied Health field in Cardiovascular Invasive Technology.
Students will learn to become competent entry-level Invasive Cardiovascular Technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains and will be qualified to sit for national credentialing examinations. Graduates may work in a variety of allied healthcare settings, from large hospital centers to small outpatient clinics, performing diagnostic invasive examinations in the adult patient.
The Invasive Cardiovascular Technology program is a certificate-level, 51-week training program that prepares students to enter the healthcare field. Students will learn to become competent entry-level invasive cardiovascular technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains and will be qualified to sit for national credentialing examination. Graduates may work in hospitals and in university teaching medical centers that perform life-saving cardiac catheterization laboratory procedures.
Medical Director, Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Program
Instructor – Clinical Coordinator, Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Program
The application process is open to applicants who meet all of the following minimum criteria at the time of program commencement:
*Bachelors of Science degrees or higher are preferred. ** See "Physical, Interpersonal, Communication, Mobility, Tactical, Hearing and Visual Demands", page 39. *** Immunizations must be current prior to school start.
Provide this list of immunizations to your Primary Care Provider (PCP):
Admission to Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano's Cardiovascular Institute is a competitive process and a limited number of applicants are accepted each year. The student should demonstrate a dependable, mature demeanor and interact well with other people. The student should have a genuine desire to care for the disabled and sick, and have the ability to work well under pressure.
Apply nowApplications are accepted from March 1st to June 1st
Complete applications with all of the following items must be received by the school. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Proof of Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
(must be maintained throughout the term if accepted)
Your completed application must include an essay about your history and future goals in the field of cardiovascular technology. The essay must meet the following criteria:
Use the following questions as a framework for your essay:
The cost of the Invasive Cardiovascular Technology program is $22,000. Program tuition includes:
Upon successful completion of the program, examination fee reimbursement for the CCI national credentialing examination for Invasive Cardiovascular Technology.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that as of May 2021, an Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Specialist in Texas had a mean annual salary of $56,890.
All students enrolled in a Cardiovascular Institute program will be expected to abide by all policies and procedures stated in the program’s Student Handbook & Catalog.
As you continue your education here at the Cardiovascular Institute, peruse our student handbook to familiarize yourself with our programs, policies and accolades.
The Cardiovascular Institute hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM weekdays, except for Baylor Scott & White Health recognized holidays and school breaks.
The yearly school break schedule will be announced as soon as possible.
We take great pride in the education, expertise and exemplary care that we offer to our surrounding communities in North and Central Texas. Here are some of the great reasons to further your education at The Heart Hospital.
Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital’s Cardiovascular Institute utilizes multiple BSWH facilities for clinical internship training with a 1:1 clinical instructor to student ratio, which provides an excellent clinical education for each student.
The school maintains experienced instructors, state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, dedicated skills labs, and classrooms.
These educational tools, combined with a challenging didactic schedule and real-world clinical experience, make the Cardiovascular Institute a competitive choice for professional education in the Allied Health field.
Plano is one of the best places for professional families to live and work. With excellent public and private schools, low crime and affordable homes, Plano provides a great environment to raise a family. With award-winning schools, world-class recreation, diverse residential neighborhoods, and a resounding hometown spirit among community members, it is easy to see why over 270,000 people call Plano home.
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With over a decade of excellent cardiovascular care, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano is known for unmatched quality care for patients and their families. We always strive to provide the country’s top cardiologists and programs to Texas. Our superb care and treatments are internationally renowned and our patients can attest to that reputation – in fact, we have treated patients from 46 states and 12 countries.
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