OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus successful completion of:
- Grade 12 English - ENG4U, ENG4C, EAE4C or EAE4U
- Grade 12 Math (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Physics (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Biology (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Chemistry (C) or (U)
- equivalent courses from the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program or the Academic and Career Entrance program.
Mature students - See Admission Procedures
IMPORTANT NOTE - This is an OVERSUBSCRIBED program. Important information about how applicants are ranked for entry into this program can be found here
For more information, see the Cardiovascular Technology Admission Guidelines document
found on the Admission Procedures
Students applying to this program must complete the Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE) test. Please click here for more information
about the test.
A score is determined for each applicant derived from the Pre-Admission Testing score and from required subjects for admission. Scores are then ranked by highest score and selection is made for the available positions and places on the waiting list.
For high school applicants, all of your Grade 11 courses and the first semester of your Grade 12 courses will be averaged and ranked in order to make the selection for acceptance into this program. When final grades are released applicants must meet the minimum requirement in mandatory courses.
Cardiovascular technologists are allied health professionals who perform tests at the request of a physician to obtain information about a patient’s heart and blood vessel anatomy and function. Students learn to use a variety of monitoring devices and other equipment for electrocardiography, multi-stage stress testing, Holter and ambulatory monitor analysis, tilt table testing, pacemaker evaluation and blood pressure analysis.
The Cardiovascular Technology program has a standard uniform (scrubs) for our students. The uniform consists of Ceil Blue short-sleeve scrub top, and matching
pants. This must be worn in the lab and clinical placements. Additional supplies at a minimal cost will be discussed throughout the program in more detail.
- Graduates from the program are eligible to sit for the CSCT (Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists) national certification exam.
- Simulation labs and clinical placement settings exposes the student to practical learning.
- Accredited by the Canadian Medical Association.
The Cardiovascular Technology program is accredited through the Canadian Medical Association. Graduates from the program are eligible to sit for the CSCT (Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists) national certification exam.
Careers for this field will find graduates working in hospital settings and clinics such as Cardiac Stress testing and ECG Departments, operating room and emergency, community agencies, long term care agencies, medical sales and services, education institutions, patient education, rehabilitation clinics, and research. Graduates of the program must meet the requirements of the jurisdiction in which they wish to practice.
Clinical placement is a mandatory part of the curriculum. Students can be placed anywhere within Ontario.
Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to clinical placement. You are responsible for the associated costs.
- First Aid
- Heart & Stroke Foundation Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) BCLS Level C/AED
- N95 Mask Fit Testing
- Employer requirement for up-to-date CLEAR POLICE CLEARANCE (vulnerable sector screening)
- MUST be obtained by you, the student.
- Obtain the Police Clearance by the first week of your first semester
- Clinical placements may be on day, afternoon or weekend shifts ANYWHERE within Ontario.
- You are responsible for travel and accommodation costs.
IDENTIFIED PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
- Medical Requirements Form
- A satisfactory medical exam.
- An up-to-date immunization record including tetanus and diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B (incl. Hep B titre within the last 24 months) and TB skin test.
To progress successfully through the curriculum and function as a practicing Cardiovascular Technologist after graduation, the individual must have:
- Visual Acuity with or without corrective lenses to identify cyanosis and absence of respiratory movement in a patient.
- Hearing with or without auditory aids to understand the normal speaking voice without viewing the speaker’s face (to ensure that the Cardiovascular Technologist will be able to attend a patient’s call for help)
- Physical Ability sufficient (minimal impairment of upper and lower extremities) to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation as well as move and position patients.
- Speech sufficient to communicate with staff and patients in a timely manner.
- Program Physical Demands Analysis: H794
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:
2018-2019 Tuition Fees
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.
Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.
Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to Cardiovascular Technology
Introduction to Electrocardiography
General Education Elective
Applied Health Science Statistics
Introduction to Patient Care
Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology
Cardiovascular Clinical Practicum I
General Education Elective
Holter and Ambulatory Monitoring
Introduction to Cardiovascular Devices
Advanced ECG Interpretation
Cardiac Devices II
Basic Venipuncture for Allied Health Professionals
General Education Elective ONLINE
Cardiovascular Clinical Practicum - Final