HEALTH SCIENCES A.S.
CONCENTRATIONS IN THE DISCIPLINE

CARDIOVASCULAR PERFUSION

Cardiovascular Perfusionists work directly with cardiac surgeons to replace lung and heart function during cardiac surgery. They work with sophisticated equipment commonly known as bypass machines. Cardiovascular perfusionists have little to no patient contact. Students are admitted to SUNY Upstate Medical University on a Fall rotation. A maximum of 6 students are admitted each rotation. Students that graduate from the SUNY Upstate program are eligible to take the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion’s National Certification Exam.

Degree requirements for the Cardiovascular Perfusion in the Health Sciences A.S. program
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
A. LIBERAL ARTS REQUIREMENTS (for a Cayuga degree)
Math Elective 106, 108 or 214 (Math 214 recommended) 3
ENGL 270 Technical Writing 3
Other World Civilizations General Education
OR
The Arts General Education
3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
HIST 101
OR
HIST 102
OR
HIST 103
OR
HIST 104
OR
HIST 105
Western Civilization I
OR
Western Civilization II
OR
Pre-History and Early American History
OR
19th Century American History
OR
America in the 20th and 21st Centuries
3
Health Elective 1
Physical Education Electives 2
Liberal Arts Electives (Cannot be an ART, MUSI, THA, GIS, ENGR or ELEC designation) 14
SUB-TOTAL 32
B. CORE COURSE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS (SUNY Upstate)
Requires attendance before an interview at a clinical observation of a perfusion procedure or attendance at a perfusion presentation on the SUNY Upstate campus or attendance at a Perfusion shadow day, and the following:
Biology electives 8 credits. (BIOL 103/104 recommended)
BIOL 203 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 204 Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL 103 Biological Principles I
BIOL 104 Biological Principles II
BIOL 226 Zoology
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II 4
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
ENGL 102 Freshman English II 3
MATH 104 College Algebra and Trigonometry (or Higher) 3
PHYS 103
OR
PHYS 200
General Physics I
OR
PHYS 200 Physics I – Mechanics
4
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SUB-TOTAL 32
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 64