Bachelor of Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences
Post-Baccalaureate Professional Certificate in Cardiovascular Interventional Technology
Length of Program:
Each semester consists of approximately 12-16 hours of course work and clinical rotations scheduled throughout the 12-month program, starting in August and ending in August the following year. Program education covers both vascular and cardiac interventional technology.
Students must successfully complete each course within the CVIT curriculum in order to be considered for the Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences. A minimum total of 120 semester credit hours are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences. Students must transfer in a minimum of 27 semester credit hours of specific prerequisite coursework, and be awarded up to 60 semester credit hours for their radiography curriculum. Additionally, students will complete approximately 33 semester hours within the CVIT curriculum. Students must also successfully complete each course within the CVIT curriculum in order to be considered for the Post-Baccalaureate Professional Certificate in Cardiovascular Interventional Technology.
All required didactic and clinical courses must be completed with a minimum letter grade of C- or better in order to successfully complete the program. The 12-month program consists of lecture, demonstration, laboratory, and clinical instruction. The 400 level courses are designated for students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree while the 600 level courses are designed for students pursuing the Post-Baccalaureate Professional Certificate.
Completion of an accredited Radiography program, ARRT certification in Radiography, and 27 specific college prerequisites are required for admission into the CVIT Program, which is offered as a post-primary certification modality at UNMC.
Members of the CVIT faculty include radiologic technologists with CVIT certification, interventional radiologists, nurses, and program directors that teach courses relating to their expertise.
After completion of the program, graduates are awarded a Bachelor Degree in Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences or Post-Baccalaureate Professional Certificate in Cardiovascular Interventional Technology. Students are eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification in Cardiac Interventional Radiography and/or Vascular Interventional Radiography if the post-primary certification eligibility requirements are met. Requirements can be found in the ARRT Certification Handbook on the ARRT web site.