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.

Program Highlights

  • State-of-the-art-lab facilities.
  • Cardiovascular Technology program is an accredited program, Accreditation Canada.

What you'll learn

  • The Cardiovascular Technology program outcomes meet the competencies outlined in the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists National Competency profile (CSCT NCP). Visit the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists to learn more.
  • How to perform cardiovascular tests such as electrocardiography, Holter monitoring, exercise stress testing, pacemaker/cardiac device follow-up, ambulatory BP monitoring and ECG event/ loop monitoring.

Program Length

2 academic years

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

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Tuition and Fees

2020 - 2021 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Compulsory Ancillary Fees $753.47 $698.20 $562.71
Co-op Fees N/A N/A N/A
Compulsory Program Fees $105.00 $0.00 $80.00
Domestic Tuition $1,053.14 $1,053.14 $601.80
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $1,911.61 $1,751.34 $1,244.51
Total 1st Year Fees $4,907.46

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2020 - 2021 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,879.00 $7,935.00 $7,935.00
Co-op Fees N/A N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fees $105.00 $0.00 $80.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00 $375.00
Total International Per Semester $8,434.00 $8,310.00 $8,390.00
Total 1st Year Fees $25,134.00

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Additional Information


Equal Consideration Fall: February 1

Academic Requirements

  • 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

Additional Mandatory Requirements

HOAE – Health Occupation Aptitude Examination

  • All applicants to this program must complete a mandatory standardized Health Occupation Aptitude Examination (HOAE) as part of the selection process.
  • Offers of admission to this highly competitive program will be made based on a combination of HOAE test results and ranking of academic history
  • Applicants who apply by equal consideration for the Fall term will be contacted to write HOAE in February
  • For those who apply after the equal consideration date, should space permit in the program, the college may consider further rounds of testing
  • For further details regarding the HOAE, visit our Pre-Admissions Testing site

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Other Information

Options are available for mature applicants.

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Through extensive hands-on training during skills courses.
  • Clinical training at affiliated hospitals and clinics, during two eight-week unpaid clinical placements, the first in the summer semester of year 1 (semester 3) and the second in the final semester (semester 5).
  • Through a mix of on-campus labs and simulations.

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 

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.

To be eligible for field/clinical placement, you must not have been convicted of any offence for which you have not been pardoned. If your Police Check is 'not clear', your acceptance and suitability for placement is at the discretion of the agency. Mohawk College cannot guarantee placement changes if refused by the agency.

Clinical placements

Clinical experience is provided in health care agencies throughout Ontario.

Clinical placements may occur at locations that are not accessible by public transit. Students should expect to either have access to a car or the ability to supply their own transportation when attending clinical placements.

For more information regarding the 600 hour Cardiovascular Technology clinical placement, please contact christine.portwood [at] (subject: Clinical%20Placement%20Inquiry, body: Hello%20Christine%2C%0A) (the clinical placement specialist.)



Where you can go next

Your future career options

  • Cardiology Technologist
  • Pacemaker/Cardiac Device Technologist
  • Electrophysiology Technologist
  • Clinical Application/Procedure Specialist

Where you could work includes:

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

Opportunities for grads

  • Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES)
  • International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) – Cardiac Rhythm Device Specialist

Course Overview & Descriptions

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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 Colleges and Universities (MCU) 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.

Additional Information

The Cardiovascular Technology program outcomes of the Cardiovascular Technology program meet the competencies outlined in the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists National Competency profile (CSCT NCP). Visit the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists to learn more.

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).

Skills courses

All students will be required to act as simulated patients for their peers in skills course labs and during skills practice sessions.

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Stefani Jankovic

The team at Mohawk has helped me with everything from building a resume to developing interview skills. My clinical placements have taught me things that I wouldn’t be able to learn in a textbook like inter-professional skills and gave me the opportunity to build relationships that will help me to begin my journey into the workforce.

Additionally, as a student with learning disabilities, the accessible learning advisors helped me create goals and set myself up for success outside of school.

Stefani Jankovic, 2019

Victoria Harvey

As a student in the Cardiovascular Technology program, I was assigned a group presentation on a congenital heart defect. I have done many presentations throughout my studies but this particular assignment had a great impact on me. It sparked my passion for teaching medical concepts and inspired me to provide cardiac care to my patients in a meaningful way. Today, patient education is a large part of my work.

Victoria Harvey, 2017

Monika Roupra

After graduating from university with a Bachelor of Health Sciences, and armed with theoretical knowledge, I needed the hands-on experience I craved. I chose the Cardiovascular Technology program specifically for the two clinical placements, including over 600 hours of on-the-job experience at health care facilities such as hospitals and clinics. Mohawk has prepared me with both classroom knowledge and practical applications which, in my experience, employers see and value immensely.

Monika Roupra, 2018