About our Program
The program integrates basic medical science with vascular diagnostic courses and a general education core. Our degree completion program offers you continuing education in your profession, advancement or new options in your career, and the bachelor's degree required for entry into master's degree programs. Many of our students go on to advanced degrees in business, education and more.
You will begin the program with a foundation for degree completion built upon two sources: credit you complete at another college and transfer to Oregon Tech and credit granted for professional registries. For example, 84 credits are granted for RVT or RVS credentials. After evaluating your credits and credentials, we work with you to develop an individualized plan to complete your program requirements. A typical plan is outlined below under Course Requirements.
Who is Eligible?
- You must be a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or a Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS) through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).
- You must be employed in or have access to a full-service, properly equipped vascular laboratory to complete the clinical didactic courses and be eligible for clinical externship credit.
- You must meet the Oregon Tech admissions criteria. Special admissions arrangements are also available.
Residents of some states are not eligible for this program. Click here for a list of those states.
It may be possible in the future to allow students from these states to be admitted. Please contact us if you have questions regarding this restriction or are interested in an online program at OIT but reside in one of these states. Contact by email or phone: email@example.com or 541-885-1142
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Courses Granted for Registry (84 credits)
|BIO 346 ||Pathophysiology ||3 |
|BIO 347 ||Pathophysiology II ||3 |
|MIT 103 ||Introduction to Medical Imaging ||3 |
|MIT 231 ||Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation I |
|MIT 232 ||Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation II ||4 |
|PHY 217 ||Physics of Medical Imaging ||3 |
|VAS 214 ||Vascular Anatomy ||4 |
|VAS 225 ||Patient Management Practices ||3 |
|VAS 245 ||Peripheral Venous Disease ||4 |
|VAS 246 ||Peripheral Arterial Disease ||4 |
|VAS 367 ||Cerebrovascular Disease ||4 |
|VAS 420 ||Vascular Technology Externship ||45 |
Degree Completion Courses (54 credits)
|BIO 220 ||Cardiovascular Physiology ||4 |
|BUS 316 ||Total Quality in Health Care ||3 |
|BUS 317 ||Health Care Management ||3 |
|CHE 360 ||Clinical Pharmacology ||3 |
|SPE 321 ||Small Group and Team Communication ||3 |
|VAS 335 ||Radiographic Vascular Anatomy ||3 |
|VAS 337 ||Survey of Echocardiography ||3 |
|VAS 365 ||Abdominal Vascular Disease ||4 |
|VAS 366 ||Special Circulatory Problems ||4 |
|VAS 375 ||Survey of Abdominal Sonography* ||3 |
|VAS 385 ||Vascular Laboratory Management ||3 |
|VAS 420A ||Special Vascular Technology Externship ||8 |
|VAS 420B ||Special Vascular Technology Externship ||7 |
| ||Communication Elective (from General Education list) ||3 |
* Optional credit may be awarded for additional registries.
Transfer Courses (62 credits)
|BIO 200 ||Medical Terminology ||2 |
|BIO 231 ||Human Anatomy and Physiology I ||4 |
|BIO 232 ||Human Anatomy and Physiology II ||4 |
|BIO 233 ||Human Anatomy and Physiology III ||4 |
|CHE 101 ||Elementary Chemistry** ||3 |
|CHE 104 ||Elementary Chemistry Laboratory** ||1 |
|MATH 111 ||College Algebra ||4 |
|MATH 112 ||Trigonometry ||4 |
|PSY ||Psychology 201, 202 or 203 ||3 |
|SPE 111 ||Fundamentals of Speech** ||3 |
|WRI 121 ||English Composition** ||3 |
|WRI 122 ||English Composition ||3 |
|WRI 227 ||Technical Report Writing ||3 |
| ||Humanities Electives ||9 |
| ||Social Science Electives ||9 |
| ||Elective || |
** This class is not offered online at OIT. We can help you find an
appropriate course to transfer from another school.
Registration & Tuition
You will receive complete instructions for registering after you have been admitted.
As a state-supported university, Oregon Tech offers online degree completion programs at affordable rates. There is no out-of-state surcharge for non-Oregon residents. Current information about tuition and fees can be found on the Distance Education web site under Financial Matters. Students who take six credits or more per term may qualify for financial aid.