The BCIT Cardiology Technology Diploma is part of our comprehensive Cardiac Sciences program offerings. As an accredited program of the Canadian Medical Association, approved by the National Society of Cardiology Technologists, we offer a flexible, hands-on, and skills-focused learning experience.
We train students to perform non-invasive diagnostic cardiology procedures, including electrocardiograms, ambulatory monitoring, and exercise stress testing. Our graduates are in demand.
We offer flexible learning so you can have the work-life balance you need to be successful. See Program Details to find out more about studying cardiology technology at BCIT.
This program is for individuals who:
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Our grads can start their careers as soon as they graduate. Graduates also have the opportunity to move on to advanced studies in Cardiac Sciences, or to complete a Bachelor in Health Sciences. Visit Graduating and Jobs and find out more about these opportunities.
Applications received are initially screened by a BCIT admissions officer who documents the receipt of an application form, original transcripts, and supporting materials.
The program head is notified via BCIT's document review system to assess all completed applications. Only applications and supporting documents submitted on or before the application deadline will be considered. Program applicant files are assessed based on completion, academic strength, and date received. Successful applicants are contacted by the admissions department to fill one of the program's available seats.
The total number of students accepted into the program varies from year to year, depending on the number of available clinical placements. The program works with approximately 30 affiliated clinical sites across the country, with approximately 40-45 available spots per year. This number is based on clinical site availability and is re-examined prior to each year through consultation with the clinical sites.
There are a limited number of clinical sites across the country. The department makes every attempt to place a student at a clinical site close to their home. However, this is not always possible. Relocation to another city or province may be required for the clinical practicum.
Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.
To prepare job-ready graduates in the area of cardiology technology, as defined by the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists national occupational competency profile and industry requirements.
The BCIT Cardiology Technology program will provide graduates with the theoretical knowledge and clinical application of electrocardiography, ambulatory monitoring, cardiac pathology, pharmacology, physiology, patient care, and human behavior. Graduates will leave with the skills to conduct the required non-invasive diagnostic cardiology procedures in electrocardiograms, ambulatory monitoring, exercise stress testing, and other advanced diagnostic procedures related to the job.
The BCIT Cardiology Technology program will provide industry with qualified graduates in appropriate numbers each year who possess the required entry-level skills for practice and who endorse the concept of continual learning throughout their careers.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
Cardiology technologist jobs are in demand across Canada. Employers know to expect the best education from our grads because they leave our program ready to be an active member of the cardiac care team.
Careers often start with casual employment and salaries starting at $28 an hour. Positions can be found in:
Once you have worked two years in cardiology technology, you can specialize by completing one of our unique, sought-after advanced certificates in electrophysiology, cardiovascular technology, or cardiac rhythm devices. Also explore a Bachelor in Health Sciences through our partnership with Thompson Rivers University Open Learning.
See what our grads are saying. View the most recent post-grad survey [PDF].
Below is a list of partner sites with which the BCIT Cardiology program currently has affiliation agreements approved by the Canadian Medical Association.
Please Note: Students who have a clinical location outside of BC will be responsible for their own liability insurance while attending their clinical practicum. WorkSafeBC will only cover students in clinical placements in BC. Please contact the workplace coverage in your respective province for details.
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