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The Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology Diploma in Cardiovascular Technology (HCP/ICHS)
The Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology

Diploma in Cardiovascular Technology (HCP/ICHS)

Ottawa, Canada

2 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

USD 13,358



Using hands-on learning, explore a career that supports cardiac care.

The two-year Cardiovascular Technology Ontario College Diploma program provides you with the essential knowledge and technical skills required to perform electrocardiograms, exercise tolerance tests, and ambulatory monitoring in the role of a cardiovascular technologist. Professionals in this field work closely with patients to diagnose cardiac conditions.

Emphasizing a hands-on approach through in-class laboratory simulation and clinical practice, this program is aligned with the competencies outlined by the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists (CSCT) National Occupational Competency Profile (NOCP). Areas of focus include performing various non-invasive cardiac testing such as:

  • Electrocardiography
  • Stress testing
  • Ambulatory monitoring
  • Pacemaker follow-up

You develop critical thinking by integrating knowledge of cardiac anatomy, pharmacology, and various pathophysiologies to provide accurate diagnostic information to healthcare team members.

Graduates of this program are eligible to write the CSCT national certification exam. Upon successful completion of this exam, graduates become a Registered Cardiology Technologist (RCT). This provides employment opportunities across Canada in:

  • Hospitals
  • Private cardiac clinics
  • Physician offices
  • Cardiac rehabilitation centers
  • Pacemaker clinics
  • Ambulatory monitoring health services
  • Medical sales or research

Graduates may pursue post-graduate studies in such areas as diagnostic cardiac sonography, pacemaker technology, or cardiac electrophysiology technology.

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