Delivery Method: Combined delivery (online theory and in-person labs and clinicals)
Duration: 62 weeks, including 5.5 weeks of labs, and 12 weeks of clinical preceptorship (practicum)
Start: December
Wages: $25.03 - $38.71/hour (depending on the province)
Recognized By: Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists (CSCT)
Regional Lab Locations: Surrey, Calgary, Winnipeg & Halifax

About the Career

Cardiology Technologists are the front-line workers and friendly faces patients see when receiving cardiovascular care. They provide an essential service and are often among the first to detect life-threatening heart conditions, allowing patients to receive timely and often life-saving treatment. 

Cardiology Technologists work with Cardiologists and Internal Medicine specialists and perform a variety of non-invasive cardiac diagnostic tests such as:

  • Electrocardiograms (ECGs/EKGs)
  • Exercise Stress Testing
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Cardiac device monitoring and programming 

As a Cardiology Technologist, you’ll find opportunities for employment in:

  • Hospitals
  • Private clinics
  • Private laboratories
  • Cardiac diagnostic equipment companies (in sales or technical support)
  • Pharmaceutical companies

As a Registered Cardiology Technologist (RCT), you can work anywhere in Canada (except Quebec). There are over 1,800 Cardiology Technologists in Canada.

About the Program

This innovative program allows students to do the majority of their coursework as well as their clinical preceptorships (practicum) in their local communities. Theory is instructor-led in a guided online learning platform. Online learning combined with local clinical preceptorships allow you to pursue your education in your home community. The program also includes five and a half weeks of in-person labs, located across Canada in Surrey, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Halifax.

Our Cardiology Technologist program is recognized by the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists (CSCT). It prepares graduates to write the CSCT National Exam and enjoy a long, successful, and meaningful career providing essential patient care.

Admission Requirements

Please note, Stenberg College offers a variety of free upgrading courses and challenge exams to help students meet these admission pre-requisites. Please contact a Program Advisor to discuss your academic options.

Pre-requisites:

  • Grade 12 Biology (minimum grade C+)*
  • Grade 12 English (minimum grade C+)*
  • Grade 11 Math (Principles or Foundations) or Applications of Math 12 (minimum grade C+)*
  • Grade 11 Science – Chemistry or Physics (minimum grade C+)*
    OR Stenberg College Challenge Exam or Chemistry 11 course with 70% or higher
  • Passing verbal test of English if English is an additional language or equivalent*
  • Completion of a Criminal Record Consent Form under the Criminal Record Review Act

* Admission Access: Licensed / Registered Healthcare Professionals (who have completed Grade 12 and a post-secondary healthcare program in Canada) are exempt from specific secondary coursework requirements.

* Entrance requirements can be met with evidence of alternate assessments such as Challenge Exams, or acceptable standardized English equivalency tests as per the Stenberg College language proficiency chart. Evidence of post-secondary studies at an equivalent level where English was the first language is acceptable.

Program Courses

Post-Graduation Pathways

Credit Transfer (Articulation)

After completing Stenberg’s Cardiology Technologist program, students have the option of pursuing a Bachelor of Health Sciences with Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Open Learning, with whom Stenberg College has an articulation agreement, qualifying them for up to 48 PLAR credits (lower level).

This agreement allows Stenberg graduates to turn their diploma into a degree upon completion of the Bachelor of Health Sciences at TRU.

Our Faculty

Accreditation and Recognition

Stenberg College is designated by the BC government’s Ministry of Advanced Education through the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB). PTIB is responsible for setting standards of quality and ensuring consumer protection. Stenberg College has also received the BC government’s Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation, which is BC’s brand or “seal” of quality post-secondary education for public and private institutions. This program is also approved by the Registrar.

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