Admissions Requirements for Cardiovascular Technology Degree Program| CVT-AAS

Applicants to all programs must follow program-specific criteria listed below. Each applicant will be interviewed and given a tour of the College by his/her assigned admissions representative. Information gathered during this meeting will be presented to the Campus Director for review. If said review results in a positive recommendation, the applicant is encouraged to proceed with the appropriate application process.



CVT-AAS Degree Program

  • Minimum HS Diploma or recognized equivalency certificate (GED)
  • Complete Admissions Process

The following steps must be taken to complete the admissions process for the AAS Degree Programs in Cardiovascular Technology:

1. Admissions Application

Complete and submit the official admissions application.

2. High School Diploma or GED

Along with the application, present a copy of the applicant’s HS diploma/transcript, or have the applicant’s high school send a copy of his/her diploma/transcript directly to Eastern International College.

Recipients of a State Equivalency Diploma (GED) must submit a copy of the transcript of their test results with the application. Applicants whose secondary education was in a country outside the U.S. must obtain written official evaluation of transcripts showing equivalency from their native country, using one of the approved evaluating companies, such as WES, ECE, etc.

3. Accuplacer Exam

All applicants for the Cardiovascular Technology (CVT-AAS), Medical Assistant (MA-AAS), and the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS-AAS) degree programs are required to take the Accuplacer examination in reading, sentence skills, and mathematics, which is administered at Eastern International College. Applicants who score 69 (or lower) in any or all of the areas must take and pass developmental courses (Developmental Reading or ENG 099, Developmental Writing or ENG 098, and Elementary Algebra or MAT 099) before being allowed to take college level courses in English and math.

The Accuplacer is waived for any of the following reasons:

  • Combined SAT score of 1100 or better (if applicable) with a minimum of 500 in each section of the verbal and math tests. Scores are valid for five (5) years from date of test- in.
  • Earned Associates degree (or higher) obtained from a nationally or regionally accredited institution with official transcript of record. A degree earned outside the United States must be evaluated using one of the approved evaluating companies, such as WES, ECE, etc. for US degree equivalency. Transcript evaluation is the responsibility of the applicant.
  • Earned credits for college level English and Elementary Algebra (or higher) with a grade of “C” or better (and with official transcript of record) from a nationally or regionally accredited institution.
  • Earned credits for English Composition and College Math through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). CLEP score must conform to EIC’s transfer policy.
  • An Advanced Placement (AP) score of “3” or better in both College Math and English For internal applicants (Those who started the MA-AAS in EIC prior to application into the CVT-AAS program or DMS-AAS program) who wish to switch degree program, a cumulative GPA of 2.0 is necessary to qualify for transfer.

4. Essay
Submit a personal statement in response to an essay question drafted by Eastern International College.

Cardiovascular Technology Technical Standards

Cardiovascular Technology students must comply with the following technical standards:

Technical Standard


  • Be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with patients, physicians and other members of the healthcare team
  • Actively participating in group discussions
  • Use communication equipment such as telephone, computer and other devices for communication
  • Be able to read and accurately complete relevant reports
  • Be able to accurately see and analyze images
  • Be able to differentiate varying shades of gray and color
  • Possesses sufficient vision to differentiate and identify ill-defined structures, borders, anatomical structures and pathological abnormalities correctly
  • Be able to describe patient affect, body language, and physical responses
  • Possesses sufficient hearing to differentiate Doppler signals
  • Possesses sufficient hearing to interact with patients, physicians, and other healthcare professionals
  • Hears and interprets sounds such as heart and breath sounds and taking blood pressure
  • Detects and distinguishes odors from patients and environment
Physical Requirements
  • Performance of noninvasive cardiology and noninvasive peripheral vascular procedures involves standing, walking, and moving of heavy ultrasound equipment
  • Be able to participate in all demonstrations, laboratory activities, and the clinical externship
  • Possesses physical coordination to perform scanning with manipulation of the probe and knobs
  • Possesses the ability to correctly operate ultrasound and EKG machines, properly place and position electrodes
  • Be able to handle, lift and transfer patients utilizing proper body mechanics
  • Possesses manual dexterity in performing noninvasive adult echocardiography procedures and troubleshooting equipment malfunctions
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time (8 or more hours)
  • Be able to move upper and lower extremities (include back, hips, and knees) without restriction
Mental/ Social/ Ethical


  • Possesses flexibility, independent judgment and critical thinking
  • Ability to manage stress properly and maintain composure, especially during emergency
  • Performs multiple tasks simultaneously when necessary
  • Be able to interact with patients, physicians and other members of the healthcare team
  • Performs and participate in ethical acts following health protocols
  • Effective time management
  • Responds to all persons sensitively and respects cultural diversity