My name is Janelle and I am so excited to start this blogging journey to share my adventures and what I learn in the Cardiology Technologist Diploma program at Stenberg College!
To start off, I would like to share a little bit about myself. I was born and raised in Abbotsford in beautiful British Columbia. Since I was young, I have been involved in multiple sports from gymnastics to long distance running and competitive swimming. Now, I love staying active by hiking, weight lifting and running. Around the beginning of high school, I found my desire for science and my overall passion for learning. Specifically for biology.
I completed an undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Victoria. Wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to do just yet but I knew I wasn’t done with my education. I have worked in the hospitality industry at a hotel and volunteered in the medical imaging department at the Royal Jubilee Hospital during university. Loving both fields, I thought what kind of career involves using my Biology degree and interacting and helping people every day? With that, I wanted a career that would challenge me, involve research, and be different each day I am at work.
Becoming a Registered Cardio Tech
That is when I stumbled upon Stenberg College and their Cardiology Technologist Diploma program one night while browsing the Internet. I started researching all about it and looking at past student’s experiences about the school and the program. Within that week I got a meeting with one of the Program Advisors. When I learned about the program and met a few people in the field I knew this was what I wanted to do! Cardiology Technologists are the first ones to interpret Electrocardiograms and help patients every day. I knew this career would be challenging but rewarding. Actually, fun fact, I learned that I was the last admitted person for the British Columbia area! Phew, was that close!
The program started back in January this year and so far, it has been amazing. I can’t say it has been easy though. The course is rigorous as we are learning new material every day. But I know that the stress and workload are all worth it in the end!
Check out a video of our cardio tech students in action.