Cardiac Specialist Program
James Holland, MS, CCDS
President & CEO
Kimber Walters, RN, BSN, CCDS, MBA
Vice President & COO
Tristan Pendergrass, FHRS, CCDS, CEPS
Director of Business Development
Sarah Fritzsche, CCDS
The objective of this program is to train professionals in the fields of Cardiac Device Technology and Cardiac Electrophysiology. The cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED’s) include pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices and implantable loop recorders. The cardiac electrophysiology portion of the training includes: clinical electrophysiology, ablation and mapping. The academic year program consists of 6 months (>1,000 hours) of didactic preparation interspersed with clinical practice and hands-on skills laboratories. Upon completion of the school program, the students will be able to operate CIED follow-up programmers and perform other duties associated with CIED’s and cardiac electrophysiology procedures. Industrial occupations such as clinical specialists, sales representatives, education specialists, tachycardia field engineers or field clinical engineers would be within the expertise of the students. Click here to view all Admission Requirements.
Course Tuition & Payment Schedule
Tuition Cost: $29,500 - Books & Materials are included.
Deposit: $1,000 due on mutual acceptance.
Balance Due 90 days before program: $28,500
Total cost: $29,500
Living expenses are additional costs not included in the tuition and are the responsibility of the student. Financial aid is not available through ATI and the school does not qualify for the GI Bill.
A motorized means of transportation will be required. Clinical training will take place off-site from the main campus at several other facilities. There will, therefore, be additional personal costs related to traveling (e.g., fuel costs, car maintenance, insurance, etc.) to these clinical sites for training and is required as part of the school program.
There may also be seminars or meetings dealing with cardiac device technology, which the student may wish to attend outside of the school. The student must pay these costs, however, these extracurricular activities are not required as part of the program.
Financing Available Through Meritize Financial
ATI is excited to partner with Meritize Financial to offer student loans that give borrowers financial credit for their academic success. Students are able to finance the full cost of attendance including living expenses. [Learn More]
Upon completion of the school program, the students will be able to operate CIED follow-up programmers and perform other duties associated with CIED’s and cardiac electrophysiology procedures.
Fall 2021-22 08/02/21
Spring 2022 02/07/22
Fall 2022-23 08/01/22
DURATION: 6 Months
400 Executive Center Drive, Suite 116
Greenville, SC 29615