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Program overview

The goal of the BCIT Cardiology Technology Program is to provide the knowledge and clinical experience required for graduates to enter and meet the challenges of the practicing Cardiology Technologist. Based on the learning outcomes found in the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists (CSCT) competency profile, every effort will be made to provide students with the most precise and current didactic and clinical knowledge required to succeed in the demanding field of Cardiology Technology.

For specific course information, please refer to the Program Matrix.

Clinical requirements

The clinical period of the BCIT Cardiology Technology Program will consist of 2 separate, full-time clinical courses (rotations) totaling 26 weeks of study (39 credits). Students must successfully complete 10 courses in terms I and II, and attend the CARD 3250 Cardiology Diploma lab on campus, before beginning CARD 3252. CARD 3252 is the first clinical placement totaling 10 weeks. Its competencies include ECG and Holter hook-ups. Upon its successful completion, students return to academic courses. After successful completion of the next 10 courses, they are eligible for CARD 4252. CARD 4252 is 16 weeks in length. Its competencies include ECG, Holter hook-up, scanning, stress testing, inter-professional observation hours, and pacemaker implant and clinic observation.

CompTracker

The CompTracker is an on-line evaluation tool that is used for both CARD 3252 and CARD 4252. It provides a list of all competencies that a student is required to perform while in clinical. A student is graded in each competency using a scale of 1–5.

Please refer to CompTracker for the most up-to-date forms available.

List of Competencies for CARD 3252 and CARD 4252 [PDF].

Continued professional development

We have compiled a short list of helpful resources [PDF] for radiography preceptors. Please feel free to distribute these.

Roles & responsibilities

Please refer to the clinical instructors’ manual [PDF] for all further details, as well as roles and responsibilities for preceptors.

Contact information

Lisa Gowans
Clinical Education Coordinator/Instructor
Cardiology Technology Program
School of Health Sciences
Tel: 604-432-8990
Fax: 604-434-3261

Cindy Mazerolle, MBA, BScKin, RCTA
Program Head
Cardiac Sciences
School of Health Sciences
Tel: 604-432-8329
Fax: 604-434-3261

Andrea Glew
Clinical Education Coordinator/Instructor
Cardiology Technology Program
School of Health Sciences
Tel: 604-456-8047
Fax: 604-434-3261

School of Health Sciences: Cardiology program website

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