Course Delivery: Combined delivery (online theory and in-person labs and clinicals)
Duration: 63 weeks, including 5.5 weeks of labs, and 13 weeks of clinical preceptorship (practicum)
Start: December
Wages: $25.03 - $45.77/hour (depending on the province)
Recognized By: Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists (CSCT)
Articulation - Direct Pathway (Post-Graduation): Graduates are eligible for advanced entry into Thompson Rivers University's Bachelor of Health Sciences program. They qualify for up to 48 PLAR credits (lower level).

Graduates are eligible for advanced entry to Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations, Bachelor of Management, and Bachelor of Science (Major in Human Science, Computing Information Systems, Applied Mathematics, or no major) post-diploma programs.
Regional Lab Locations: Surrey, Calgary, Winnipeg & Halifax
Student Diversity:
Stenberg supports diversity in our student population, and we hold one seat per program for a self-identified Indigenous applicant who meets admission requirements. If the seat remains unfilled at 12 weeks prior to the program start, the seat will be released and offered to other qualified applicants.

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.

Cardiology Technologist Program
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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 upgrading courses and challenge exams to help students meet these admission pre-requisites. Please contact a Program Advisor to discuss your academic options.


  • Grade 12 Biology or Grade 12 Anatomy & Physiology (minimum grade C+)*
  • Grade 12 English (minimum grade C+)* or the following in lieu:
    • Communications 12 (minimum grade B+)
    • IELTS: General or Academic with Overall band score of 6.5 with no component less than 6.0 and Speaking no less than 7.0
    • CLBPT: Speaking minimum score of 8, all other benchmarks minimum score of 7
  • Grade 11 Math (Principles or Foundations) or higher (minimum grade C+)*
  • Grade 11 Science – Chemistry or Physics (minimum grade C+)*
  • 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

Student Support

  • Academic tutoring
  • Assessment and skill development support
  • Open study skills tutorials
  • Typing practice support
  • One-on-one student support coaching sessions
  • English language learning support
  • Online learning resources
  • Online academic journals and databases
  • Campus life events

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.

Graduates of our Cardiology Technologist diploma program are eligible for advanced entry into Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma) (Major in Human Science, Computing Information Systems, or Applied Mathematics), Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma), Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations (Post Diploma), and Bachelor of Management (Post Diploma) programs, and may be granted up to 30 additional credits. Graduates are also eligible for entry into Athabasca’s Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma) program and may be granted up to 60 additional credits.

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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