Compassion, energy, physical stamina and dedication to helping others in a clinical/medical environment. These are traits that make for a good cardiovascular technician (CVT). CVT’s use technology to perform tests that help doctors diagnose heart and blood vessel diseases. The OCC Cardiovascular Technologist degree program will give you the skills you need to pass the necessary certification exams and become a well-paid electrocardiography technician. Your skill in this area could help save lives – read on to learn more about our program.

A sampling of courses for these careers

  • Patient Care
  • Human Diseases
  • ECG Clinical Experience
  • Introduction to Sonography & Imaging Physics
  • Cardiac Anatomy & Pathophysiology
  • Cerebrovascular Peripheral Ultrasound


Did you know?

Projected employment for cardiovascular technologists and technicians in California is expected to increase by 25 percent through 2024.

Program Details

Complete our certificate program, and you'll be well-prepared to enter a career in cardiovascular technology, and earn an associate degree for even greater advancement opportunities.

Electrocardiography Technician

Prepare for a job as an electrocardiogram technician, stress-test technician, holter-monitor technician, pacemaker technician or monitor (telemetry) technician. View program detail in course catalog.

Echocardiography and Vascular Ultrasound

Prepare for an entry-level position as a cardiovascular technologist, echocardiographer/echocardiography technologist or cerebrovascular ultrasound technologist, performing cardiac ultrasound, echocardiography or other non-invasive tests. View program detail in course catalog.

Frequently Asked Questions

Other Programs That Might Interest You

 Monitor screen shows an ultrasound


Earn an associate degree to launch a health career in this well-paying field

Learn More

A technician points to a specific point on an x-ray placed against a light


Explore our associate-degree program to prepare for a career in diagnostic imaging

Learn More

A printout of an EEG, formally known as an electroencephalography


Earn an associate degree to enter this field or choose our specialization certificate to upgrade an existing credential

Learn More

Did you know?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a certificate as
their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than
those whose highest education level is a high school diploma.

Our Team

Katie Ottoson
Katie Ottoson, M.S.
Counselor, CTE and
Career Services
Caryn Plum
Caryn Plum
Counselor, Allied
Health Careers