October 01, 2013
Gwinnett Tech Cardiovascular Technology Program Gains Initial Accreditation
Gwinnett Technical College has achieved an important milestone in its Cardiovascular Technology program, earning its initial accreditation with the largest accrediting organization in the health sciences field.
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs announced Sept. 20 that it was awarding Gwinnett Tech's Cardiovascular Technology associate degree program with initial accreditation. GTC launched the program only a year and a half ago, accepting its first students in Spring Semester 2012.
It's a point of pride for Program Director Kristen Buoy. "We are ecstatic that the program has joined the ranks of other accredited programs in the college," Buoy said. "From inception, we have worked to develop a top-notch program. Our primary goal has been to provide the best training and education for our students in the community."
She said to achieve the goal, faculty and staff have drawn from the Technical College System of Georgia curriculum, JRC-CVT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology) standards and used the program's advisory committee input.
This milestone means the program has been reviewed by an outside source and that it is in line with nationally recognized standards of the profession. Accreditation status lasts until Sept. 30, 2018, at which time the college will submit an update for renewal.
The program graduated its first class of students in July 2013. There are currently 25 students enrolled in the program which is part of Gwinnett Tech's Imaging Sciences offerings.
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