Invasive Cardiovascular Technology at El Centro

​The Invasive Cardiovascular Technology program will prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities. Our faculty draw on their knowledge and experience to ensure student success.

Developing Skills for Success

The Invasive Cardiovascular Technology program is located in the Downtown Health Sciences Center (formerly El Centro's Center for Allied Health and Nursing) at 301 N. Market St., a block from the El Centro campus. The center comprises 55 classrooms and labs that contain some of the most advanced equipment available to educate health care students, including:

  • Teaching labs that simulate surgical and hospital settings for specific program applications.
  • Microphones and cameras in each classroom to capture audio and video instruction.
  • Three classrooms with videoconferencing for two-way viewing.
  • Two simulation labs with computerized patient mannequins.

Accreditation and Affiliations

Graduates of the Invasive Cardiovascular Technology program are eligible to take the Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) credential exam offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). After passing the exam, graduates are eligible to apply for limited medical radiologic (LMRT) licensure through the Texas Department of State Health Services. A Social Security number is required to take the LMRT exam.

The Invasive Cardiovascular Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; phone: 727-210-2350; fax: 727-210-2354) in cooperation with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (1449 Hill St., Whitinsville, MA 01588-1032; phone: 978-456-5594). ​