Albany- Four students earned pins Monday as the first graduates from Darton's Cardiovascular Technology Program.
It trains students to diagnose and treat heart ailments and disorders. The demand for techs is great with the high number of heart disease cases.
"The've been through two years of intensive training and also clinical rotations and we're very excited to be able to provide this need to the community," says program director Anthony Williams.
"We'll always be looked on as the first class and that says something," says graduate Lindsay Snow.
The program also helps students with job placement. Lindsay already has a job lined up here in Albany. There is a nationwide shortage of cardio techs and Darton College is helping to graduate students to go straight into the field.