Cardiovascular Technology - 728

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
Acquire knowledge, skills and principles to assist physicians in various aspects of cardiac diagnosis through this high demand program

The Cardiovascular Technology program has been granted a 6 year accreditation status by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA).

Outcomes of the Cardiovascular Technology program meet the competencies outlined in the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists National Competency profile (NCP). Visit the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists (opens new window) to learn more.

View the Exceptions Calendar for start dates and semester break information.

Program Highlights

  • Experience extensive hands-on training during skills courses
  • Experience clinical training at affiliated hospitals and clinics
  • Perform cardiovascular tests such as: Electrocardiography, Holter Monitoring, Exercise Stress Testing, Pacemaker/Cardiac Device Follow-Up, Ambulatory BP Monitoring and ECG Event/Loop Monitoring

Functional Demands

The Cardiovascular Technology health professions are intellectually, emotionally and physically demanding. It is important that applicants become familiar with the profession before entering the program so that they are able to function at an acceptable standard. Learn about the functional requirements and physical demands for Cardiology Technologists (NOC 3217) (opens new window).

Clinical Placement

Clinical placements may occur at locations that are not accessible by public transit. As such, students shall be expected to either have access to a car or the ability to supply their own transportation when attending clinical placement activity. Mohawk shall not be responsible for providing students with transportation to clinical placements.

Eight week clinical practicum (Semester 3) is completed in the summer semester after year 1

Clinical Experience

Clinical experience is provided in health care agencies throughout Ontario.

Minimum requirements for admission to the Cardiovascular Technology Diploma program

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
  • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
  • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (MCT4C) or any U level
  • Grade 11 or 12 Physics
  • Grade 11 or 12 Biology or Chemistry
  • In addition to the successful completion of all admission requirements, all applicants to this program must complete a mandatory standardized Health Occupation Aptitude Examination (HOAE) as part of the selection process. There is a fee of $50.00 for this test.

Pre-Clinical Requirements

  • All accepted applicants are required to complete certain requirements prior to clinical placement and are responsible for the associated costs. Details about pre-placement requirements will be emailed to you once you accept your offer of admission.
  • Registered students who have been convicted of an offence under the criminal code for which they have not been pardoned may be denied the opportunity to enter or continue in a clinical placement while in the program.

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Career Opportunities

The Cardiovascular Technology Diploma program can lead to exciting career opportunities.

Careers in Cardiovascular Technology may involve the following: 

Industries of Employment:

  • Community and Teaching Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Health Care Services
  • Private Cardiology and Diagnostic Centres
  • Cardiac Device Industry
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Centres
  • Cardiac Diagnostic Equipment Companies (in Sales or Technical Support)

Occupational Categories:

  • Cardiology Technologist
  • Pacemaker/Cardiac Device Technologist
  • Electrophysiology Technologist
  • Clinical Applications Specialist

Graduate Opportunities

Course Overview & Descriptions

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.


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