Cardiovascular Technologist Schools in New York - NY
There are cardiovascular technologist schools in New York approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, www.caahep.org), a national organization that monitors the effectiveness of allied health programs throughout the country. Though there may be other programs in New York with the same accreditations, their programming may not be as versatile and it may not allow them to sit for the national registry exam.
Unlike other cardiovascular tech education programs, which only require students to obtain a cardiovascular technician certificate, New York programs require students to obtain an Associate's degree. An Associate's degree only takes two to three years to complete, and should not cost students any more than $15,000. Financial aid and scholarships are always available, and universities may make special considerations for students in difficult financial situations.
Students who attend cardiovascular technologist school typically balance general education courses, major courses, and clinical practice courses. Major classes, such as vascular physiology and microbiology, build a cardiovascular technician's theoretical knowledge of his practice. General education courses, on the other hand, will complement that theoretical knowledge with content that builds strong critical thinking and analytical skills.