Radiography & Medical Imaging

Degree Awarded:
Certificate in Cardiac and Vascular Interventional

Length of Program:
2–4 semesters

Application Deadlines:
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Degree Overview

The curriculum for the certificate option provides foundational didactic knowledge of the advanced vascular and cardiac interventional radiography modalities, allowing students and/or employees the opportunity to gain employment. It also prepares individuals to sit for ARRT post-primary boards (Cardiac Interventional or Vascular Interventional). 

Following the completion of the certificate option, graduates can gain increased opportunities in the medical imaging profession. Employment is available in a cardiac interventional radiography department, cardiac catheterization lab, electrophysiology lab or vascular interventional department (Interventional Radiology). 

Start dates are available in spring, summer and fall. All classes are available 100% online with cross-sectional classes offered both online or in a hybrid format. Applicants must be ARRT-registered and a certified technologist, or a current student in a radiography program.  

Required Courses 

  • MI 423 Angiography (3 credits) 
  • MI 419 Cardiac Interventional Radiography (3 credits) 
  • MI 417 Vascular Interventional Radiography (3 credits) 
  • MI 414 Health Care Delivery Systems (3 credits) 
  • Total credits: 12 

**Externship- Optional - Individual certificates will ensure students meet educational requirements for the ARRT post-primary certifications. If students need the clinical component to meet the clinical requirements for the ARRT post-primary certification, an externship course(s) in the specific advanced modality will be advised. 

Required Courses for Cardiac and Vascular Interventional Certificate

Courses Semester Hours
MI 423 (DMI 423) - Angiographic and Interventional Procedures 3
MI 419 (DMI 419) - Cardiac-Interventional Radiography 3
MI 417 (DMI 417) - Vascular Interventional Radiography 3
◊ MI 414 (DMI 414) - Introduction to Healthcare Delivery Systems 3
Total Semester Hours 12

**Externship Optional - Individual certificates will help students meet educational requirements for the ARRT post-primary certifications. If students need the clinical component, an externship course will be advised.

Tuition and Fees

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Undergraduate Tuition

Cost per Credit Hour

Cost per Semester
$8,052 - Full-time (12 hrs)
$4,026 - Part-time (6 hrs)

Undergraduate Tuition$671 / credit-hour
Fees - Included in cost per semester
Degree Specific Fees - Not included in cost per semester

Career Overview

Median Salary

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021

Job Outlook

Overall employment of medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians is projected to grow 14 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021

Career Options

  • Cardiac Interventional Technologist
  • Vascular Interventional Technologist

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