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Cardiology Technology Diploma of Technology


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  • Location
  • Length

    Program length can vary depending on whether you choose to take the theory courses on a part-time or full-time schedule:

    • Part-time (9 credits per term): approximately three years to complete, with a maximum of three years to complete.

    • Full-time (12 to 18 credits per term): approximately two years to complete, with a maximum of up to three years to complete.

  • Tuition Estimate

    Please see the Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.

  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates

    Most online courses require a textbook for reference. Bookstore fees change from term to term.

    Face respirator fit testing: approx $40.00 per year (annual re-fitting required.)

    Immunization review available at Health Services for $35.00 (including TB skin testing.)

    CPR C required annually at approximately $50.00.

  • Credential Granted
    Diploma

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Application Deadline Advice

This program is open to applications:

  • November 1st* to April 15th* for the Fall (September) intake
  • June 1st* to October 1st* for the Winter (January) intake

*or next business day

Note: This program does not accept applications from international students. View programs that do

Entrance requirements

Competitive Entry: Three-step process

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Academic strength in the academic entrance requirements
  • Scoring of the mandatory questionnaire
  • Post-secondary academic courses and/or related experience that demonstrate interest in Cardiac Sciences*

*Applicants with preferred entrance requirements are to submit transcripts and supporting documentation with their online application.

Step 1: Meet the following entrance requirements

  • English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following:
  • Biology 12 (67%) or BHSC 0100 or equivalent*

  • Chemistry 11 (67%)

  • Physics: one of the following:
    • Physics 11 (67%) or
    • Applied Physics 12 (67%)

  • Math: one of the following:
    • Principles of Mathematics 12 (67%) or
    • Applications of Mathematics 12 (67%) or
    • Pre-Calculus 12 (67%) or
    • Pre-Calculus 12 (50%) coupled with Calculus 12 (50%)

  • Complete the following form for submission with your online application:

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Applicants who have completed post-secondary studies outside of Canada, United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand will require a comprehensive evaluation of their credentials by the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES).

* Biology: BCIT assesses, on an individual basis, the acceptability of Biology prerequisites for applicants who have successfully completed Human Biology courses at a post-secondary level. The Human Biology equivalent courses must include the following course content: cytology, the structure and function of the following organ systems: digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, renal/urinary and reproductive.

Biology courses should have been successfully completed within the past five years and meet the percentage required for this program. BHSC 0012 - Biology 12 Challenge Exam is acceptable for applicants who do not meet the five year recency requirement.

Step 2: Department assessment

All applications will be reviewed by the program area at the application deadline. Admission is competitive and will be offered to the most qualified applicants.Program applicant files are assessed based on completion, academic strength of listed entrance requirements and scoring of the mandatory questionnaire.

Total number of students accepted into the program varies from year to year depending on number of available clinical spots. The Program works with approximately 30 affiliated clinical sites across the country each year.

***Please note: There are a limited number of clinical sites across the country. The department makes every attempt to place a student at a clinical site close their home however this is not always possible. Re-location to another city or province is often required for clinical practicums.

Step 3: Conditionally selected applicants

If you have been conditionally accepted to BCIT you will be notified and the following information will be required in order to be accepted into the program:

Once these and any other outstanding conditions have been met, you will receive notification of your full acceptance.

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Note: This program does not accept applications from International students. View programs that do

BCIT accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee
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You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

September and January each year.

myCommunication

Within two business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal and myBCIT e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The English-Language Proficiency required for study at BCIT is detailed here.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

Out-of-Province

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

BC Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you can still be admitted to BCIT based on your relevant experience.

To gain Mature student status, you must also meet BCIT's English-language requirements as well as any prerequisites for your desired program.

There is helpful information for Mature students in the Frequently Asked Questions section of BCIT's Admission & Registration webpage.

International Student

For details on applying to BCIT as an International Student check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

The Technology Entry Program is for students who want to improve their skills in core areas such as communications, Math, Chemistry or Physics to meet the prerequisites of their intended BCIT Technology Program.

 

How to Apply

For information on applying to BCIT's programs check here.