Program Description

Cardiac Interventional (CI) and Vascular Interventional (VI) technologists work in a highly specialized field operating sophisticated imaging equipment. This technology provides detailed fluoroscopic images of the human body, assisting physicians with quality patient diagnosis and treatment.

The Cardiac and Vascular Imaging Program is a full-time, twelve-month certificate program that requires four quarters beginning in the autumn. During the program, students take formal coursework along with clinical instruction. There are no arrangements for part-time or evening status. The program’s load requires 40 hours per week, which includes didactic and clinical experiences. Clinical experience involves up to four eight-hour days per week. Classes require the student to be on campus. View the program brochure here.

Program Website

Program Length

4 quarters (12 months)

Possible Careers

Cardiac Interventional (CI) and Vascular Interventional (VI) technologist

Application Deadlines

There are currently no published application deadlines.

Admissions Requirements

  • Current ARRT registry in radiation technology (RT)
  • Current California (CRT) license
  • Current BLS card with the American Heart Association
  • A minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 maintained in all didactic and clinical course work.
  • Venipuncture is highly recommended
  • One year of professional experience in imaging is highly recommended
  • Observation experience - A minimum of 12 hours of career observation in cardiac and/or vascular imaging is required. The career observation form is available as a download from the forms page on the website.

Discipline Accrediting Agency

Loma Linda University is regionally accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.
Integrating faith and health
Loma Linda University educates and encourages a balanced life by living our values of humility, compassion, justice, integrity, excellence, freedom and self- control. You will be surrounded by faculty who are committed to healthcare innovation and research while engaging your spirituality.

Expected Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2023-2024

Year of Program: Year 1
Tuition $20,000
Fees $3,920
Books & Supplies $800
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Total $24,720


The cost of attendance varies from year to year. Please contact the office of Student Finance for up-to-date costs.

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year 2023-2024, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program: Year 1
Months enrolled 12
Food and Housing $23,040
Transportation $4,200
Miscellaneous Personal Costs $3,600


  • Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
  • International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
  • In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.