British Columbia Institute of Technology

Sonography (Cardiac Option)

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Program Information

School:British Columbia Institute of Technology
Faculty:School of Health Sciences
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Description:The Cardiac Advanced Diploma (CAD) program is an intensive, compressed time frame program in the cardiac ultrasound stream. The program is designed for health care employees looking to grow their careers and learn cardiac ultrasound. The prerequisites for this program are unique from the other BCIT sonography programs. Please ensure you review the Program Entry page carefully.

Diagnostic medical sonography is commonly known as ultrasound. Echocardiography is a branch of diagnostic medical sonography and uses high-frequency sound waves to examine the structure and function of the heart. Each patient comes with unique needs and, as a student, you will learn diagnostic problem-solving and team collaboration skills to give each patient the highest quality of care.
URL:Sonography (Cardiac Option) at British Columbia Institute of Technology
Length:13 Month(s)
Careers:Cardiology Technologists and Electrophysiological Diagnostic Technologists

Admission Requirements


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    Meet the following entrance requirements English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following: English Studies 12 (73%) or English First Peoples 12 (73%) or Other acceptable BC and Yukon courses or 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (73%) from a recognized institution What if I don’t meet these English requirements? Complete the following assessment: Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics (CASPer): CASPer will send your results directly to the BCIT Sonography department. Complete the following form for submission with your online application: Mandatory Applicant Questionnaire [PDF]: This form will be used with other entrance requirements in the competitive selection for the program.

    Additional Admission Requirements:

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on July 27, 2020