Course Description

For more information

(860) 714-5344
or email Program Director and Clinical Coordinator
Jeffrey C. Hill, BS, RDCS, FASE

The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute School of Invasive Cardiovascular Technology

114 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105

Program Duration

This 52-week program comprises an initial five weeks of dedicated classroom instruction, which includes basic concepts of heart and vascular function and physiology. In addition, the student will learn the basic fundamentals of the sterile environment prior to attending the catheterization laboratory and their clinical rotation. The student will then concentrate on core, didactic, lab, and clinical cardiovascular courses throughout the remainder of the program. The remaining weeks consist of four days of training and instruction at the clinical site and one day of classroom didactic and lab instruction.   

Clinical Internship

Clinical sites are completed at several hospitals within a 50-mile radius of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. These clinical settings provide experience at community hospitals and major teaching hospitals. Students are provided withCardiac Cath Lab hands-on experience while working with prominent diagnostic interventional cardiologists. This variety helps develop the essential skills necessary to become a registered cardiovascular invasive specialist and working professional. Students are given many opportunities to observe diagnostic and interventional catheterization laboratories in action such as diagnostic angiography studies and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures.