Cardiovascular Technology
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Centre of Applied Health Sciences, Windsor
Campus:

South Campus - Windsor (H794)
- Centre for Applied Health Sciences

Program Length:
Two Year - Ontario College Diploma

Starts:
September

Contact:


Manu Sehgal
519-972-2727 ext. 4195
msehgal@stclaircollege.ca


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
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 Mathematics - MCT4C, MAP4C, MHF4U, or MCV4U
  • Senior Level Physics (C) or (U)
  • Senior Level Biology (C) or (U)
  • Senior Level Chemistry (C) or (U)
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

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 Admission Procedures document on the Registrar's Office page.

PRE-ADMISSION TESTING
The Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE) is required for entrance into this program. There is a fee associated with the test.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
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 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.

SELECTION PROCEDURE
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.

ACCREDITATION
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.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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 PLACEMENTS
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
  • 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.
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
  • 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.
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 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.
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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: H794
YOUR INVESTMENT
Fees are subject to adjustment each year. The fees for the current academic year are as follows:

Total 1st Year Tuition and Compulsory Fees:
$4,300.65

For textbook prices see the Bookstore website .

For a breakdown of tuition and other compulsory fees for Canadian, U.S. and International students, see Tuition & Fees.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
SON100
6
Human Anatomy and Physiology
CRD100
3
Introduction to Cardiovascular Technology
SON105
3
Medical Terminology
CRD101
5
Introduction to Electrocardiography
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective


Semester 2
AHS201
3
Applied Health Science Statistics
CRD206
3
Introduction to Patient Care
CRD207
3
ECG Interpretation
CRD204
4
Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology
CRD205
3
Stress Testing



Semester 3
CRD303
15
Cardiovascular Clinical Practicum I
Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 4
CRD203
3
Cardiac Pharmacology
CRD407
4
Cardiac Pathophysiology
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
CRD405
3
Holter and Ambulatory Monitoring
CRD402
3
Introduction to Cardiovascular Devices
CRD406
2
Cardiac Rehabilitation

Semester 5
CRD505
3
Advanced ECG Interpretation
CRD506
3
Cardiac Devices II
CRD507
3
Cardiac Intervention
CRD508
5
Cardiac Diagnostics
CRD301
2

Basic Venipuncture for Allied Health Professionals
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective ONLINE

Semester 6
CRD610
25
Cardiovascular Clinical Practicum - Final