Cardiovascular Technology

Award: $96,500 (FY ’03)

Funding Source: Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (AOT), Health Resources and Services
Admin. (HRSA), Dept. of Health & Human Services (DHHS)

Project Director:  Katherine Benz-Campbell

Project Coordinator:
Donna MacMillan

Proposal Abstract
Bergen Community College will develop a competency based accredited educational program in Cardiovascular technology. The program will be developed and used as a foundation with the intent to build distance-learning opportunities for vascular training. Students will earn an A.A.S. degree in Cardiovascular technology.
The amount of funding requested is $96,500.00.

Bergen Community College provides high quality, relevant, and varied educational programs and opportunities for the intellectual, cultural, and personal growth of all members of its community. The College values its role as an educational leader, embracing change and responding to the complex needs of those its serves. Bergen Community College is the lead institution in the New Jersey Virtual Community College and currently has 1800 students in approximately 65 distance learning courses.

The need of the project is to improve quality sonography training, reduce medical errors and meet the growing demand for qualified sonographers. A model education and training program in cardiovascular procedures will be developed. The program will play a role as an infrastructure and offer a unique distance learning training program that will meet the growing demand for high quality, non-invasive, cost effective diagnostic services.

The goal of the program will be to provide an entry-level skilled vascular technologist. A detailed curriculum design and sequence will be developed and integrate didactic, laboratory practice and clinical performance. The primary goal of the program will be to comply with the Standard and Guidelines for an Accredited Educational Program from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the JRD/DMS. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) in vascular sonography.