Campus:South Campus - Windsor (H794)
- Centre for Applied Health Sciences
Program Length:Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
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PROGRAM OVERVIEWCardiovascular 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 so the physician can make a diagnosis. You will learn to use a variety of electronic monitoring and other equipment for electrocardiography, multi-stage stress testing, Holter and ambulatory monitor analysis, tilt table testing, pacemaker clinics and blood pressure analysis. Simulation labs and clinical placement settings exposes the student to practical learning.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIESCareers 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.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSOSSD 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 Mathematics - MCT4C, MAP4C, MHF4U, or MCV4U
- Senior Level Physics (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Biology (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Chemistry (C) or (U)
NOTE: This is an OVERSUBSCRIBED program. Apply by February 1 to be considered for this program. See Admission Procedures for details.
For more information, see the Admission Procedures document on the Registrar's Office page.
PRE-ADMISSION TESTINGThe Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE) is required for entrance into this program. There is a fee associated with the test.
SELECTION PROCEDUREA 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.
ACCREDITATIONThe Cardiovascular Technology program is registered for Canadian Medical Association Accreditation. The on-site survey is scheduled for February 2014. Graduates will then be eligible to write the CSCT national certification exam. The program's registered status and tentative date of the assessment are posted on the ďOfficial List of ProgramsĒ at www.cma.ca/accredit.
CLINICAL PLACEMENTSApplicants 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
- NIOSH N95 Respirator Fit Test
- 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.
- 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.
COMPUTER PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTSStudents in this program must have basic computer literacy, which includes word processing, spreadsheets, Internet and e-mail.
IDENTIFIED PHYSICAL DEMANDS: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 speakerís face (to ensure that the Cardiovascular Technologist will be able to attend a patientís 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
YOUR INVESTMENTFees are subject to adjustment each year. The standard tuition and compulsory fees for 2013 are as follows:
Total 1st Year Tuition and Compulsory Fees$4,259.11
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For a breakdown of tuition and other compulsory fees for Canadian, U.S. and International students, see Tuition & Fees.