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2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Invasive Cardiovascular Technology, A.A.S.

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

This program has been deactivated effective Fall 2018 and as such, applications are no longer being accepted.

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 readmission. All decisions will be based upon an individual student review process. Readmission 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 Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra and geometry or 2 units of equivalent academic math, biology and chemistry with labs (70 or above in each course) Fall only American Heart Association basic life support certification - Course C for Health Care Providers is required to attend clinical courses. Regents Diploma: 75 or above or Non-Regents Diploma: 85 or above

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

Total Credits Required: 64

Major Requirements*

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 and must be obtained to meet the pre-requisite requirement for entrance into sequential ICVT courses.

Total Credits Required: 64

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study

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