International companies are partnering with us to provide access to top-level technology as well as superior skills to train our students at the highest level.
The cardiac function and interventional technology program seeks to instill essential knowledge, skills, and dispositions for successful careers, and servant leadership in cardiac device interventional technologies with an emphasis in cardiac rhythm management and electrophysiology.
Cardiac device companies will be on campus to help train our students on the latest equipment and procedures. In lab-based classes, students will work with actual CRM programmers and EP mapping systems to learn the specifics of the interventional technology.
CFIT is a 10-month (two-semester) cohort program that launches Fall 2022. Courses include Cardiac Function, CRM, EP, Cardiac Interventional Procedures, Cardiac Device Career Applications, and Cardiac Clinical Applications Lab. Financial aid available for qualified students. See Admission Requirements.
"The CFIT program will establish a new gold-standard of excellence in cardiac device and electrophysiology education for the industry! CFIT graduates will have a positive impact on patients' lives as well as the industry that provides cardiac care to patients." –Tristan Pendergrass, FHRS, CCDS, CEPS
“Harding's 10-month master's program will collaborate with successful biomedical engineering, health sciences and professional sales degree programs as well as top companies in the industry. I have not been this excited about an educational endeavor since founding the Arrhythmia Technologies Institute 35 years ago!” –Mark Sweesy, FHRS, CCDS, CEPS, RCES
What is CRM?
Cardiac rhythm management is the study of abnormal heart rhythms and conditions that are treatable with implantable devices. These devices can perform a variety of diagnostic, pacing and defibrillation functions in order to save and improve patients lives.
What is EP?
Cardiac electrophysiology studies the assessment and treatment of abnormally fast heart rhythms originating from the heart’s conduction system. EP procedures utilize novel, minimally invasive technologies that often achieve curative results for patients.
Learn more about CFIT
Preparing our students with the CFIT master's degree program offers them a unique opportunity as the only degree-based pathway into a $53 billion industry.