Darton State College Health Sciences Division | Cardiovascular Technology - Frequently Asked Questions
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Cardiovascular Technology Program
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I get into the Cardiovascular Technology Program?
- The first step is to gain admittance into Darton State College. Next, you would need to complete a Cardiovascular Technology Program Application Packet. These are available through the Allied Health office located in J210, the Cardiovascular Technology Program Director’s office located in J248, or you can download an application by clicking on the link in the right hand navigation.
- Where do Cardiovascular Technologists work?
- Most Cardiovascular Technologists work in hospitals but they can be found in other healthcare settings including doctor’s offices, free standing clinics, medical equipment organizations, and pharmaceutical organizations.
- What type of positions do Cardiovascular Technologists hold?
- Cardiovascular Technologists hold positions that assist physicians in diagnosing and treating various cardiovascular disorders. With experience, Cardiovascular Technologists can also hold positions such as manager/supervisor, sales, and research.
- Can you explain how the clinical rotations are done?
- The Cardiovascular Technology Program has several clinical rotation sites located throughout the southeast. The student will do clinical rotations at several clinical rotations sites during the last two semesters of the Program. Each student will spend forty (40) hours per week at a designated clinical rotation site. Once the student finishes the last two semesters of clinical rotations, the student will have logged closed to 1,200 hours of clinical rotation time/experience.
- Are there any additional certifications that are required to become a Cardiovascular Technologist?
- The Cardiovascular Technology Program at Darton College also provides the student with two additional certifications. During the student’s first semester in the Cardiovascular Technology Program, the student becomes certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for the Healthcare Provider through the American Heart Association. During the student’s second semester, the student becomes certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through the American heart Association.