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Cardiovascular Technology, B.S.

College of Arts and Sciences

Combine classroom learning and hands-on training with our close-knit cardiovascular technology program, which prepares you to be an active member of a heart health team through clinical experience.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death globally, and there is high demand for technologists who record images of the heart and blood vessels to assist in diagnosis and treatment. This four-year curriculum prepares students for employment after graduation, as well as opportunities for further study and career advancement.

Program Highlights

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    Hands-on Clinical Experience

    Practice specialized skills with more than 600 hours of clinical experience in health care settings.

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    Guaranteed Job Placement

    Get your career on track through a program with a 100 percent job placement rate for cardiovascular technologists.

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    Broad Curriculum

    Prepare for leadership and the training of future cardiovascular technologists through the curriculum's wide scope of coursework.

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    Rigorous Science Curriculum

    Set yourself up for success in graduate study opportunities here or at other health care-focused institutions.

What You’ll Study

Take a wide variety of courses in biology, chemistry and health care management. Clinical courses and internships teach hands-on skills with cardiovascular imaging equipment. This program of study provides an alternate undergraduate route for pre-med and other pre-health students, and there is a strong sense of community within this major's smaller cohort.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Therapeutic Intervention

    Using proven strategies to help individuals or groups achieve positive outcomes

    Medical Terminology

    Understanding and using specialized language and vocabulary in health care settings

    Analytical Reasoning

    Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions

  • Interprofessional Collaboration

    Working with professionals from different disciplines to provide coordinated care or services

    Problem Solving

    Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies

    Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.

Potential Careers

  • Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist
  • Noninvasive Cardiovascular Technologist
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Health Care Manager

Job Titles of Alumni

  • Cardiovascular Sonographer
  • Vascular Sonographer
  • Registered Vascular Technologist
  • Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist
  • Senior Clinical Imaging Specialist
  • Epic Cupid / Radiant Analyst

Average Alumni Salary

Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $57,599

Workplace Settings

  • Health Care
  • Sales and Support
  • Instrumentation Companies
  • Catheterization Labs
  • Echocardiography

Employers of Alumni

  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • AnMed Health
  • Greenville Health System
  • Richland Pediatric Cardiology
  • Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System

I absolutely love it. You make the most of your time in a clinical setting and make a lot of new friends. We started scanning pretty much on day one. When you get an almost perfectly clear image, you get this huge feeling of satisfaction.

Jennifer Cordero-Romero
Portrait of Jennifer Cordero-Romero