Program Details

Career Program

Cardiovascular Technology Monitoring & Analysis Certificate (Awarded by Howard Community College)

Program Information:


Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium
A Combined Program with Howard Community College (HCC)
Carroll Contacts: Candace Edwards (new students) / Paul Hunter (current students)
Phone: 410-386-8430 / 410-386-8435 • E-mail: /
Howard Contact: Office of Admissions and Advising, HCC / / 410-772-4230

The certificate program is an option within the CVT Degree Program. Students learn to apply and interpret rhythm strips, 12-Lead EKG’s and halter monitors. Courses and labs are held on campus and at clinical sites. Students may apply to continue in the Cardiovascular Technology degree program after completion of required additional coursework. Graduates may apply to take the national certification examination to become a Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT).

The hospitals in the state of Maryland decide if they are willing to employ students with a RCIS certification or if they will require a student to also be a radiologic technologist (RT). The RT with RCIS is the most marketable and the preferred credential for many hospitals in Maryland. However, there are hospitals in the Baltimore/DC metro area that hire RCISs in their cardiac catheterization labs. Our program goal is to ensure that students successfully graduate from the program and pass their invasive registry exam. HCC is currently in the process of applying for the Maryland Cardiovascular Radiography Certificate for the Invasive CVT program.  


Pre-clinical Requirements to be completed at Carroll

 BIOL-101  Fundamentals of Biology 1  4 credits
 BIOL-210  Human Anatomy and Physiology 1  4 credits
 BIOL-211  Human Anatomy and Physiology 2  4 credits
   English Composition  3 credits
Clinical Requirements to be completed at Howard Community College
 CARD-120  Rhythm Analysis and 12 Lead ECG  2 credits
 CARD-121  Cardiovascular Assessment Skills Lab  3 credits
 CARD-122  Cardiac Anatomy and Pathophysiology  3 credits

Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium: This Certificate is awarded by Howard Community College. For more information, refer to Howard Community College's Health Sciences Division.

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