Cardiology Technologists and Electrophysiological Diagnostic Technologists

(NOC 3217)
 

Requirement


  • Cardiology technologists require completion of a two-year college diploma program in cardiology technology and supervised practical training.
  • Cardiology technologists require registration with the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists in all provinces except Quebec.
  • Electroencephalograph and other diagnostic technologists require completion of a two-year college or hospital-based program in electrophysiology technology and supervised practical training.
  • Registration with the Canadian Board of Electroencephalograph Technologists is available for electroencephalograph technologists; it is required in Alberta and is usually required by employers in other provinces.
  • Registration with the Association of Electromyography Technologists of Canada is available for electromyography technologists and is usually required by employers.
  • Registration with l’Ordre des technologues en imagerie médicale, en radio-oncologie et en électrophysiologie médicale du Québec is required for cardiology technologists and electrophysiological technologists in Quebec.

Degrees Associated with This Career

Certificate
Diploma

Useful Experience/Skills

Review patient's case history and assess nature of problem to determine procedures and tests required
Operate electromyography and diagnostic equipment
Prepare recordings and reports of findings for physicians
Take notes on the recorded graph to identify interference
Perform cardiovascular procedures and tests
Prepare reports for interpretation by cardiologists
Operate electrocardiographs, cardiac ultrasound and other electronic equipment
Monitor cardiac activity and record results
Reprogram pacemakers according to required standards

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Biology
Physics
Chemistry
Mathematics

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Cardiovascular Technology Diploma; Advanced
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Modified on February 24, 2020