The Cardiology Technologist Diploma program can allow you to reap the benefits of training without having to commit to full-time, on-campus studies. Thanks to the hybrid format, you can complete the 60-week diploma program through a blend of online training, paired with lab and field sessions.
Beginning with a two-day orientation offered in Calgary, Halifax, and Winnipeg, you can meet the coordinator and fellow students. You can also acquire valuable learning strategies, and become acquainted with Moodle, the online learning platform.
Throughout the remainder of this program, you can complete your academic studies through guided and interactive online learning, which utilizes forum discussions, teleconference sessions, live classroom meetings, tutorial sessions, and more.
This material can provide you with a solid understanding of:
- Standard ECGs
- Special ECGs
- Testing for exercise tolerance
- Holter monitoring
- Pacemaker lead implants
The Real Deal: Hands-On Experience
In addition to the online training, you will also have the opportunity to participate in two field experiences, as well as two further on-site components. The on-site sections will require you to be at the Calgary, Halifax, or Winnipeg location for 10 days of hands-on ECG training, plus nine days of practical training related to exercise tolerance testing and phlebotomy.
You can then complete a 12-week clinical preceptorship at a carefully selected site within Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, or Manitoba. This can allow you to put your newfound skills and knowledge into practice, and provide the chance to gain experience in all required areas.
Life After Graduation
As a graduate of the Cardiology Technologist program, you can be prepared to take the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists (CSCT) National Certification Exam, and pursue entry-level positions in settings such as:
- Private laboratories
- Private clinics
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Cardiac diagnostic equipment companies
You can also depend on continued support from Stenberg College, including access to lifetime career assistance. Whether you are looking for help with resume and cover letter writing, interview techniques, or job searching, the professional staff is at your disposal.
Stenberg College is accredited by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency of BC (PCTIA). The Cardiology Technologist Diploma program delivered by Stenberg College has been accorded a 6-year accreditation status by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). This program is also approved by the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists (CSCT).
Cardiology Technologist is available at the following locations:
- Calgary, Alberta - Hybrid Classroom & Online
- Winnipeg, Manitoba - Hybrid Classroom & Online
- Halifax, Nova Scotia - Hybrid Classroom & Online