Saturday – December 07, 2019

Cardiovascular Technology
(Echocardiography or Invasive)


Downtown Milwaukee Campus


Students begin with general cardiovascular technology (CVT) coursework and then study either the invasive CVT (Cardiac Cath Lab) or noninvasive CVT (echocardiography) subspecialty. Completing this program fulfills prerequisites to take the Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist exam, or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (CCI) or Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (ARDMS) exam.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; 727-210-2350;
Accreditation is based upon a recommendation by the Joint Review Committee (JRC-CVT). Both invasive and echocardiography portions are accredited.

Career Outlook: The continuing demand for echocardiography technologists and invasive cardiac catheterization technologists indicates strong employment opportunities. The projected growth is attributed to an increase in cardiovascular disease and the aging population. 

Career Pathway: You can earn the EKG Technician certificate on your way to completing this associate degree.

Program Code: 10-521-1

Start Date: January

This program does not have a waitlist.
Students are admitted through a petition process.
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A criterion considered in the petition process is verification of student residency. Students selected via the petition process are chosen based on MATC district residency, then Wisconsin nondistrict residency, followed by nonresidents, unless otherwise stated.

Special Admission Requirements: One year of high school-level algebra, biology and chemistry (grade C or higher).

Career Cluster: Health Sciences

Detailed Program Information

Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Course Requirements (link)
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