Program Description

Profession
Cardiac Interventional (CI) and Vascular Interventional (VI) technologists work in a highly specialized field operating sophisticated imaging equipment. This technology provides detailed fluoroscopic images of the human body, assisting physicians with quality patient diagnosis and treatment.

Program
The Cardiac and Vascular Imaging Program is a full-time, twelve-month certificate program that requires four quarters beginning in the autumn. During the program, students take formal coursework along with clinical instruction. There are no arrangements for part-time or evening status. The program’s load requires 40 hours per week, which includes didactic and clinical experiences. Clinical experience involves up to four eight-hour days per week. Classes require the student to be on campus.

 

Program Website

Program Length

4 quarters (12 months)

Possible Careers

Cardiac Interventional (CI) and Vascular Interventional (VI) technologist

Application Deadlines

QuarterApplication OpenPriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
Autumn of 2019Jan 1, 2019Jul 31, 2019

Admissions Requirements

  • Current ARRT registry in radiation technology (RT)
  • Current California (CRT) license
  • Current BLS card with the American Heart Association
  • A minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 maintained in all didactic and clinical course work.
  • Venipuncture is highly recommended
  • One year of professional experience in imaging is highly recommended
  • Observation experience - A minimum of 12 hours of career observation in cardiac and/or vascular imaging is required. The career observation form is available as a download from the forms page on the Web site.

Discipline Accrediting Agency

Loma Linda University is regionally accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.
Integrating faith and health
Loma Linda University educates and encourages a balanced life by living our values of humility, compassion, justice, integrity, excellence, freedom and self- control. You will be surrounded by faculty who are committed to healthcare innovation and research while engaging your spirituality.

Expected Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2019-2020

Year of Program:Year 1Year 2
Tuition$16,415$4,410
Fees$2,640$880
Books & Supplies$750$250
Instruments
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Total$19,805$5,540

Notes

Expected costs for the 2019-2020 academic year are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.

The cost of attendance varies from year to year. Please contact the office of Student Finance for up-to-date costs.

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year 2019-2020, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program:Year 1Year 2
Months enrolled93
Room & Board
Transportation
Personal Expenses

Notes

  • Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
  • International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
  • In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.