A Cardiovascular Perfusionist is qualified through academic and clinical education to operate extra corporeal circulation equipment during any medical situation where it is necessary to support or temporarily replace the patient’s circulatory or respiratory function (for example, in open heart surgery).

Cooper offers a two-year FT program In Perfusion. To be considered for admission, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree with a core curriculum to include one year of biology, chemistry, physics and math and a Minimum GPA of 2.8. After successful completion of the course of study, the student will be qualified to apply for the certification examination given by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.