Invasive Cardiovascular Technology

Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Program

Invasive Cardiovascular Technologists are key players within cardiac catheterization labs. These technologists work alongside doctors, cardiologists, and nurses. They not only assist in specialized procedures for the heart and arteries, but also ensure the optimal setup and operation of sophisticated equipment. Working in sterile environments, these technologists are trained in 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.



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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
Books $1,115.00
Supply Kit $950.00
Tuition $43,650.00
Total Program Cost $45,915.00


Our new program has launched in 2023 and our graduates have successfully began their professional medical careers at local hospitals. We are committed to providing high-quality outcomes. The SUI faculty will closely monitor the invasive cardiac program to exceed expectations and performance metrics. These results be available soon, please 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 medical professionals.

Invasive cardiovascular technology is not just about mastering equipment and techniques, it is about understanding the hearts’ 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 a compassionate approach that is essential for this field.

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

I invite you to join us in this endeavor. Every heartbeat you monitor, every procedure you assist with will make a profound difference. Together, let us illuminate the path to excellence in invasive cardiovascular care.


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. 


The program’s mission is to nurture and cultivate the next generation of skilled cardiovascular technologists. We strive to provide a supportive and engaging hybrid learning environment that fosters both personal and professional growth. Our program is built on the foundations of ethical practice, technological proficiency, and compassionate patient care. We ensure our graduates will be 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 clinical settings under the guidance of experienced professionals. This training will enable students to apply their theoretical knowledge into medical settings. They will 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 currently reside in California and possess a Government-issued I.D.
    • 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 documentation of completion for 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 any secondary education from a foreign country, must be officially translated into English and it must possess equal standards of education in the United States. All high school diplomas, associate or bachelor’s degrees apply. A member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) must complete the evaluation of foreign transcripts. Information regarding this organization and its members can be accessed here.

    • Students must notify the institution if they plan to relocate out of state. SUI is permitted to operate only in the state of California. Relocation 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.

    • Our website specifies any additional requirements on the program’s page.


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.

Licensure and Certification

All students that successfully complete their degree will be able to participate in the Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) Certification Exam offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International(Opens in new window).


Career opportunities for cardiovascular technologists and technicians is projected to grow on average of 10% from 2021 to 2031. This is faster than the average for majority of most occupations.

Currently, there are on average 10,100 openings for diagnostic medical sonographers, cardiovascular technologists, and technicians annually. Many of those openings are expected to result from medical professionals leaving the labor force, often to retire.

The median annual wage for cardiovascular technologists and technicians was $60,570 in May 2021. The lowest 10% earned around $29,910, and the highest 10% earned over $98,070. 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 medical professional. SUI will host resume-building opportunities and assist with interview preparation. We will provide guidance and resources to help you embark on a successful career path.


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