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Diploma in Cardiovascular Technology Algonquin College - Ottawa Campus Algonquin College - Ottawa Campus, Canada

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CAD 17204

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CAD 95

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24 months


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Program Overview

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 pathophysiology to provide accurate diagnostic information to members of the health care team.

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
  • Physicians` offices
  • Cardiac rehabilitation centres
  • 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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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 42 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 88 - With no score less than - 22
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60 - With no score less than - 53

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s).
    • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent) with a grade of 60% or higher
    • Mathematics, Grade 12 (MAP4C or equivalent) with a grade of 60% or higher
    • Biology, Grade 11 or 12 with a grade of 60% or higher
    • Chemistry, Grade 11 or 12 with a grade of 60% or higher
    • Physics, Grade 11 or 12 with a grade of 60% or higher

6.5 IELTS Score
88 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

CAD 95

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11000 Per year

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