Invasive Cardiovascular Technology

Navigating Hearts: Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Program

Invasive Cardiovascular Technologists are pivotal in cardiac catheterization labs, partnering closely with doctors and nurses. They not only assist in specialized procedures on the heart and arteries but also ensure the optimal setup and operation of sophisticated equipment. Working in sterile environments, these technologists are adept at patient imaging, equipment troubleshooting, and maintaining radiation safety. Their expertise encompasses a deep understanding of human anatomy, the nuances of interventional supplies, and the intricacies of equipment operation. Beyond routine procedures, they are also trained to handle emergent situations, often necessitating flexible schedules or on-call responsibilities.




Program Hours: 1580 Hours
Program Length: 72 Weeks
Credits Awarded: 97 Quarter
Delivery Method: Blended
Credential: Associate of Applied Science
SOC Code: 29-2031


Scrubs $200.00
Laptop $750.00
Books $1,300.00
Supply Kit $950
Tuition $43,650.00
Total Program Cost $46,850.00


Our new program may not have a performance record yet, but we’re committed to providing high-quality outcomes. While past performance is important, please consider other factors before deciding to participate. We’ll closely monitor the program to exceed expectations, and performance metrics will be available soon. We’ll share these results once they come out, and in the meantime, feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.


Dear Aspiring Technologists,

I’m Bashir Noori, honored to serve as the Program Director for the Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Program at Sacramento Ultrasound Institute. As you embark on this transformative journey into the intricate world of cardiovascular care, I warmly welcome you to our community of dedicated learners and professionals.

Invasive cardiovascular technology is not just about mastering equipment and techniques; it’s about understanding the heart’s profound intricacies and playing a pivotal role in patient care. At SUI, our program is meticulously crafted to provide a balance of cutting-edge technical training and the compassionate approach essential for this field.

With our experienced faculty, state-of-the-art labs, and immersive clinical experiences, we are committed to shaping you into a skilled professional who can navigate the challenges of cardiovascular care with confidence and empathy.

I invite you to join us in this endeavor, where every heartbeat you monitor, every procedure you assist with, can make a profound difference. Together, let’s illuminate the path to excellence in invasive cardiovascular technology.


The student receives seven hundred seventy (770) hours of didactic training and eight hundred ten (810) hours of clinical education allowing them to apply the lecture topics to practical use. The curriculum provides students with the technical, clinical, and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in this field. In addition, the program prepares students to take the Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) certification offered by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). Upon completion of the program, an Associate of Applied Science is awarded. Normal completion time for this program is 64 weeks excluding any holiday and vacation times. 


Our mission is to nurture and cultivate the next generation of skilled cardiovascular technologists. We strive to provide a supportive and engaging learning environment that fosters both personal and professional growth. Our program is built on the foundation of ethical practice, technological proficiency, and compassionate patient care, ensuring our graduates are prepared to make meaningful contributions to the healthcare industry.


  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • English
  • Cardiovascular A&P
  • Principles of Radiation
  • Pharmacology and Medication Administration
  • Patient Care and Assessment
  • Rhythm Analysis
  • Aseptic Technique
  • Aseptic Technique Lab
  • Mathematics
  • Career Readiness
  • Invasive Procedures I
  • Invasive Procedures Lab
  • Invasive Clinical Rotation I
  • Invasive Procedures II
  • Invasive Clinical Rotation II
  • Invasive Procedures III
  • Invasive Clinical Procedures III
  • Capstone


Clinical training is an integral part of the Cardiovascular Technology program. Students will gain hands-on experience in real-world clinical settings under the guidance of experienced professionals. This training will enable students to apply their theoretical knowledge to practical scenarios, develop proficiency in operating ultrasound equipment, and refine their patient care skills. The clinical training component plays a crucial role in preparing students for a successful career in Cardiovascular Technology.


General Admissions Requirements

  • Must be a current resident in California. Government-issued I.D. is required.
  • Be at least 18 years of age (Age will be verified with Individual’s I.D.)
  • Provide documentation of eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Provide proof of appropriate educational requirements such as:
    • Copy of high school diploma or GED or
    • Copy of high school transcript showing graduation date.

Please Note:

  • Documentation of proof of completion of high school diploma or secondary education from a foreign country must be officially translated into English and show the equivalency of education in the United States; high school diploma, associates or bachelor’s degree. Evaluation of foreign transcripts must be completed by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation. Information regarding this organization and its members can be found here.
  • Students must notify the institution if they plan to relocate out of state. SUI is only approved to operate in the state of California. Relocating out of state may adversely impact a student’s ability to complete their program. Students must submit the Change of Address Form via the student portal prior to relocation.
  • Some programs may have additional requirements. The additional requirements will be specified on the respective program’s page on our website.


To find out if your course meets the program prerequisite or transfer requirements. Click here and access our Transfer Credit Articulation Database for more information. Please visit our Admissions page for program start dates and application window and register for a webinar info session to start your enrollment process.


Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Click here for more information about Financial Assistance. For details please call: 916-877-7977


Sacramento Ultrasound Institute’s Cardiovascular Technology Program holds accreditation through our institutional affiliation with ABHES. Additionally, the program has received approval from both the BPPE and the Department of Education. We are currently in the process of seeking accreditation from CAAHEP.

Licensure and Certification

Successful completion of all degree requirements may provide you eligibility to take the Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) certification exam offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International(Opens in new window)


Overall employment of diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians is projected to grow 10 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations.

About 10,100 openings for diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

The median annual wage for cardiovascular technologists and technicians was $60,570 in May 2021. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $29,910, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $98,070.

The median annual wage for diagnostic medical sonographers was $77,740 in May 2021. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $59,640, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $101,650.

For more information, visit the BLS website here.


Your journey with us doesn’t end with graduation. Our career services team is committed to supporting your transition from student to professional. From resume building to interview preparation, we provide guidance and resources to help you embark on a successful career path.


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