Associate in Science Degree

The CVT Program is a limited access program that admits only one class per year. The application deadline is no later than April 30 of each year, with classes beginning each August. If the application deadline falls on a weekend, the application is due on the Friday prior to April 30.  Students seeking admission into the CVT Program may obtain a program application from the link at the bottom of this page, an academic advisor, or from the program director.  Prospective students are encouraged to contact the program director to clarify answers to questions about the program or the application process.  The following program prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better prior to admission:070612 CathLab010

ENC 1101: College Composition I
MAC 1105: College Algebra   or   MGF 1106: Topics in Math
BSC 2085C: Anatomy and Physiology I
BSC 2086C: Anatomy and Physiology II
HSC 1531: Medical Terminology

In addition to the prerequisites, the following are the minimum requirements for admission to the Cardiovascular Technology Program:

  • Acceptance to Polk State College with all required admission documents and fees received by the Registrar
  • Completion of any required college preparatory courses
  • Current American Red Cross Health Care Provider CPR certification
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 or higher

After acceptance into the CVT Program, the following co-requisites must be completed by each student, under the direction of the program director, prior to beginning program core courses in the fall term:

  • Complete medical physical
  • Immunization records verifying the required MMR, Varicella, PPD, Tdap, Influenza*, and Hepatitis B* vaccinations have been administered (*Influenza vaccination received during flu season; Hepatitis B (3 shot series) must be in progress prior to beginning courses or already completed )
  • Current titer levels for required immunizations AND surface antigen for Hepatitis B* (*once the shot series is completed)
  • 10 Panel Drug Screening
  • Affidavit of Moral Character attesting to the non-committance of specific criminal acts
  • Certified Background National Background and Sexual Predator Background checks


The cost of the two-year program is approximately $10,800 (in-state tuition). This cost includes course fees, books, uniforms, national registry fees, physical, immunization records, and national background checks. This figure does not include any college prep courses, additional classes in which the student may enroll, or travel to and from clinical rotations.

CVT Program Application