cardiology technologist program

Cardio Tech Clinical Labs: What I learned in a month

After finishing my first month of Cardio Tech clinical all I can say is, “Wow! I’m so happy I picked this career.” So far, I’ve had two weeks of day shifts doing stress testing, appointment electrocardiograms (ECGs) and another two weeks of night shifts doing Holter Scanning and emergency ECGs. In the first two weeks,…

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Cardiology Technologist Graduation

Brittany Marsh and her CATD 0415 classmates have completed their program. Here, Brittany shares what the final weeks of her year-long program were like.

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Job Opportunities – I Got Hired!

In any program at a college or university, one of a student’s biggest struggles is finding a job once they are finished.  Most people do research before entering a program to see what kind of job prospects they will have once they finish. For Stenberg College’s Cardiology Technologist program, students have a 92% success rate…

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Touching Hearts as a Cardiology Technologist

How Stenberg’s 62-week Cardiology Technologist program prepared me for a career in healthcare that combines cardiology and technology.

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Duty Differences in Cardiology Technology across Canada

Over the course of my program I have been picking up on differences in Stenberg’s definition of what a registered cardiology technologist (RCT) does versus what working RCTs tell me they do. These differences do not mean Stenberg does not know what a RCT does but instead are caused by things like the province you…

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Excitement in the Upcoming Months as a Cardio Tech

I can’t believe it! We are now over half way through our program and have completed our first lab block! Time has gone by so fast these past few months and I am amazed at how much I have learned. I have been spending this past week at the hospital for my first integrated practice…

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Spending Time with Classmates Online versus In-Person

For the month of November all of my classmates from the Maritime Provinces gathered together in Halifax for our first lab block. The last time we all got together in person was months ago in April for our face-to-face orientation meet up so I was very excited to see everyone again. The first day at…

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My First Integrated Observational Experience Day in the Cardio Tech Program

My first IOE (Integrated observational experience) day was during the week of cardiac instrumentation where we were learning about different ECG leads, placement of leads, and how ECGs work. I was lucky enough to have my IOE at my local hospital the QEII here in Halifax which was my first choice out of the 5…

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The Fun Stuff in the Cardio Tech Program

When cardiac anatomy & physiology started, I started getting excited because this was the stuff I signed up to learn about.  The cardiac courses I have completed over this summer include Cardiac Anatomy & Physiology (A&P), Cardiac Pathophysiology, and Cardiac Pharmacology.   I definitely underestimated the amount of new theory there was to learn on the…

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Cardiology Technologist Program: Admission and Orientation

Applying to college is a big decision with lots of important questions to ask yourself – Is this the right program for me? Is this the right school? Am I financially able to go to school? How I made my decision was by staying organized, reading everything carefully and thoroughly, and asking questions. The first…

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