Cardiovascular Technology is part of the Cardiac Sciences Department.
The combination of courses comprising the Cardiovascular Technology program at BCIT has been designed to meet an international need for technologists in the cardiovascular discipline. Our technologists are skilled allied health professionals who work in the demanding environment of cardiac catheterization laboratories, electrophysiology laboratories and in the operating room.
The Cardiovascular Technology program is a post-diploma program, consisting of theory courses delivered distance and online and three (3) clinical rotations performed in a BCIT approved catherterization lab. Upon successful completion of the BCIT Cardiovascular Diploma, and with compliance with all CACPT by-laws, a graduate may write the national registry examination of the Canadian Association of Cardio-Pulmonary Technologists (CACPT). Successful completion of the CACPT registry examination allows the student to use the credential of Registered Cardio-Pulmonary Technologist-Cardiac or RCPT(C). Additionally, students may sit for the cardiovascular invasive specialist exam of Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). Successful completion of the CCI credentialing exam allows the student to use the credential of Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS).
Healthcare professionals that are currently working in healthcare may wish to use specific courses within the program as a means of continuing medical education. It should be noted that these courses are very specific to cardiovascular, and when required, course pre-requisites must be adhered to.
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.
All students taking courses within the Cardiac Science Technologies programs who live within a reasonable driving distance of BCIT are required to take their exams at the BCIT Burnaby Campus Test Centre, NE1 Room 290/291. This includes areas as far north as Squamish and as far east as Abottsford. A seat will be automatically reserved for students who fall into this regional category. Attendance at each appointed exam date is mandatory.
This requirement is applicable to any student studying on a course-by-course basis or as part of continuing education, whether enrolled in the program or not.
All students who live outside of the Greater Vancouver region are responsible for securing a private proctor to supervise their exam writing.
For a list of Examination Centres in Canada, please see the Athabasca University Invigilation Network.
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