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Cardiology Technologist

Cardiology Technologist

Our EQual™ accredited program teaches you how to assist physicians on various cardio-vascular procedures and provides training on equipment to monitor and diagnose heart and blood vessel disorders.

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Program Duration

Full Time: 76 weeks
In-class schedule: Monday to Friday

Practicum Duration

16 weeks

Cardiology Technologist Diploma

As a Cardiology Technologist, you will assist physicians by using various procedures and equipment to monitor, diagnose heart and blood vessel disorders. Your responsibilities can range from recording and assessing cardiac activity; providing preliminary reports of tests; and, preparation of reports for the interpretation of the cardiologist.

what to expect

The program is 76 weeks, including a 16-week practicum with on-the-job training, offsite with potential employers. It provides you with a foundation of skills and experience, both in classroom learning with industry experts and in the ability to apply that knowledge to real-life, practical activities. Whether new to Canada and looking to expand your experience, trained in healthcare and wanting to specialize, or new to the field and fascinated by where this diploma can take your future, this program is second-to-none.

From Classroom to life

  • Gain real-time knowledge and best-practices onsite from our industry-expert instructors and offsite through a practicum with companies and laboratories
  • Work within our fully equipped cardiology laboratory
  • Get hands-on training in non-invasive diagnostic cardiology procedures such as electrocardiograms, ambulatory monitoring, exercise tolerance testing and more, using various state-of-the-art laboratory equipment

what sets us apart

We pride ourselves on providing exceptional programs to our students across the board, but we’re particularly thrilled to say that our Cardiology Technology program has a 6-year EQual™ accreditation. It meets rigorous national standards and represents a significant achievement, reflecting the quality of our program’s development, delivery and practical training and, that the program’s evaluation process results in continuous improvement in quality. We also encourage and support you as you prepare for the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists (CSCT) certification exams.

What You Should Know

As a cardiology technologist you should:

  • Have visual acuity with or without corrective lenses to identify cyanosis and absence of respiratory movement in a patient
  • Be able to hear with or without auditory aids to understand the normal speaking voice without viewing the speaker’s face (to ensure that the Cardiovascular Technologist will be able to attend a patient’s call for help)
  • Have physical ability enough (minimal impairment of upper and lower extremities) to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation as well as move and position patients
  • Be able to speak in a way that can communicate with staff and patients in a timely manner
  • Have good manual dexterity and enjoy working with your hands
  • Be prepared to be exposed to the symptoms of hospitalized patients
  • Be careful in considering whether this program is right for you if, as a prospective student, you have any issues with back, neck, or arm injury or serious skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis or a latex allergy. If you have any of these concerns, we suggest you contact your physician
  • Have up-to-date Hepatitis B and the flu vaccines, as they are strictly required and are available at any walk-in clinic or through your physician
  • Be prepared to work with both females and males

Students with significant health challenges are advised to discuss concerns with their physician prior to applying. Please check the Physical Demand Description below for additional information.

Admissions process

For our Cardiology Technology Diploma program, we select candidates who demonstrate the potential to become Canada’s future health care leaders. Every application is considered on its own merit.

To be considered for admission, you must demonstrate that you have an OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) and have completed Grade 11 Math or Grade 12 Applied Math (C or U level); Grade 11 Science – Chemistry or Biology or Physics (C or U level); and Grade 11 English (C or U level). Students completing the English requirement at a high school in a country other than Canada and who have English as a second language must complete an acceptable English Assessment TOEFL (Graduate Certificate: 580 for the paper-based test or 237 for the computer-based test, or 88+ minimums for the Internet-based test) or equivalent testing.

Mature students must have completed secondary school with one Science, and English for College and/or University level or equivalent.

Note that this is the minimum requirement and meeting the same does not guarantee admission to the program.

Application process

Applicants must be able to demonstrate their suitability for the program by complying with the academic and non-academic requirements specified below.

Submit your Ontario secondary school transcript and diploma. Applicants with a foreign diploma, degree, certificate (or other proof of credential) applying must have their transcripts evaluated to ensure they meet Canadian standards. This can be done via an evaluation from an accepted credential assessment service such as WES, ICAS or CES.

Assessment Exam
Applicants will be scheduled to write and pass the Wonderlic Test (a Superintendent approved qualifying test).

Personal Statement
Write a personal statement expressing your interest in joining the program and how your past studies and related professional experience have prepared you for the program (maximum 500 words in length).

Resume and Interview
Applicants must undergo an interview with the Program Chair. Students will submit an updated resume as well as answer an interview questionnaire both of which must be handed in during the interview date. Specifically, the interview will assess the applicants based on the following four criteria:

  • Professionalism
  • Communication
  • Advocacy
  • Aptitude

Clinical practicum requirements

Within 30 days from the start of the classes, Cardiology Technology program students must complete and provide:

  • Proof of completion of immunization requirements (immunization form)
  • A clear vulnerable police sector record

To qualify for practicum, students must also complete Standard First Aid and CPR (HCP Level), Mask Fit testing (N-95) and have successfully passed all program courses/modules.

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Financial Aid Options

Anderson College knows first-hand how stressful and frightening it can be to establish a career in a new country or to build a career in a country you’ve spent years in. Whether you’ve selected the program or are just beginning your research of what Anderson College offers for some students, the financial aspect of paying for school can seem daunting.

After being partner to thousands of students as they transitioned from student to success story, we can say with confidence that your career and your future are absolutely worth the investment and you can afford it. We want to make the financial part of this process as easy to navigate as possible, so you can get to start-date and then graduation day. We’ve laid out some of the details that can help you below, or feel free to contact us directly and a member of our team will be happy to help you understand your options.

College Interest-free Financing

Anderson College provides interest-free financing for self-funded students. For more information, please contact us and speak to one of our advisors.

Bank Solutions

Most Canadian banks and credit unions offer student loans or lines of credit to finance your education. Please visit your bank or select one of the links below for more information.

  • The Bank Of Montreal
  • TD Canada Trust Student Line Of Credit
  • Royal Credit Line For Students
  • CIBC Line of Credit For Students
  • Scotiabank Line of Credit For Students
  • For more information on these funding options, please contact us and speak to one of our advisors.

Government Student Loans Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.

Registered Education Savings Plans (RESP)

Students who have been named a beneficiary under a family members’ Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), may use funds from the RESP to finance their education.

Lifelong Learning Plan

The Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) allows you to withdraw from your RRSPs to finance full-time training or education for you or your spouse or common-law partner. For more information, please visit this link.

Canada-Ontario Job Grant

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant (C.O.J.G.) provides an opportunity for employers to invest in their workforce with help from the government.

The Job Grant provides direct financial support to individual employers who wish to purchase training for their employees. It’s available to small, medium, and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees, and will:

  • Provide up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.
  • Require employers to contribute one-third of the total costs. There is additional flexibility for small businesses to provide an in-kind contribution towards their share of the costs.
  • Require training delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer.

If you’re an employer who needs to provide training for your employees, or an employee who wishes to inform your employer of the job grant and get training while employed, contact us to learn more. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and we will be happy to guide you through the process.

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