Health Care Certificate - Cardiovascular Technology Track

Students completing this certificate will gain a skillset allowing them to work in a number of cardiovascular related occupations. This track is designed to prepare students for application into PTC’s Cardiovascular Technology program.

Specific details about courses required for application, minimum GPA and other requirements can be found in the information prior to the Cardiovascular Technology program outline.


Required Courses

Courses Anatomy and Physiology I Credit Hours
BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 102 Intermediate Algebra 3.0
PSY 201 General Psychology 3.0
Subtotal   13.0
AHS 102 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 3.0
AHS 106 Medical Terminology 1.0
AHS 155 Special Topics in Health Care 3.0
Choose eight (8) credits from: Credit Hours
AHS 154 Culture and Wellness 1.0
AHS 161 Introduction to Health Careers 1.0
AHS 170 Fundamentals of Disease 3.0
AHS 205 Ethics and Law for Allied Health Professions 3.0
BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology II (required)  
Choose six (6) credits from:  Credit Hours
SPC 205 Speech Communications 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
Subtotal   21.0
Total Credit Hours   34.0

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Advisement Information

Program information

  • Students who are planning to pursue a Degree in Cardiovascular Technology will start their education in the Certificate program.
  • Note that not all of the classes required to complete the Health Care Certificate are required for the Degree in Cardiovascular Technology. (The certificate does not have to be completed to move to the associate degree program.)
  • Click here for information about the Cardiovascular Degree (invasive) and here for information about the Cardiovascular Degree (non-invasive).  

Notes about individual classes

  • The English required for this program is ENG 101.  Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores:  ENG 032/012 and/or RDG 032/012 (or RWR 032/012) > ENG 100 and/or RDG 100 (or RWR 100) > ENG 101.
  • The math required for this program is MAT 102.  Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores:  MAT 032/012 > MAT 152 or MAT 101 > MAT 102.
  • Developmental and transitional classes, if needed, should be taken first.


  • You can find the name of your assigned academic advisor by reviewing Degree Works, your Class Schedule, or by visiting the Advising webpage.
  • Contact Christy Nichols or Laura Boone for more information about this program.
  • Please email if this Advising Guide needs to be corrected or updated.

Advisement Information updated 9/2017.