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Race to success

Janelle Hay proves winners never quit. Her can-do attitude is uncommon in someone so young and her determination to achieve is rarer. Janelle’s path to becoming a Cardiology Technologist was not exactly a cakewalk but she overcame hurdles with a can-do attitude. LEARNING TO FLY Janelle’s motivation to achieve and succeed is rooted in her experience as an athlete. She…
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Visiting my practicum site for observation

Our first observational experience day at our chosen Cardiology Technologist practicum placement was such a great opportunity. We got to check out the place where we will be spending three months of practicing and learning about Cardiology Technology from January to March. My practicum placement site is at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. I am so happy I chose…
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Learning Online: Daily Schedule and School Life

I just finished up my fifth course of the Cardiology Technologist program. Within the last couple months, I have been getting used to the distance portion of the program. The way it is set up, we do our coursework part online, and then we meet with our instructors and other classmates in August and again in the fall for our…
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The Perfect Fit: How Jonathan Aquino overcame self-doubt and landed a career in a field he is passionate about

Jonathan Aquino is driven to be the best he can be. That much is immediately evident when speaking to the charming 22-year-old, a two-time finalist for this Stenberg’s Student of the Year award. While Cardiology Technology is the perfect career for this caring and conscientious young man, it wasn’t the first program that brought Jonathan to Stenberg College. He first completed the 30-week Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) program, graduating with…
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Touching Hearts as a Cardiology Technologist

How Stenberg’s 62-week Cardiology Technologist program prepared me for a career in healthcare that combines cardiology and technology.
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Cardiology Holter Monitoring

Where do I begin… this Holter Monitor Scanning course was one of the most interesting courses I have taken thus far in the Cardiology Technologist program and yet was also one of the most frustrating.   What is Holter Monitoring? Holter monitoring involves a patient wearing a device that records a patient’s heart rhythm, similar to an ECG, but is…
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How the Cardiology Technologist Program Has Affected my Life and Health

At the end of November, I had my first practice experience as a Cardiology Technologist with ECGs and an observation day in the stress lab at the QEII Hospital in Halifax. I felt confident in performing ECGs on patients as I had a month of practice before entering the hospital, but I always learn more each time I am there….
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Duty Differences in Cardiology Technology across Canada

Over the course of my program I have been picking up on differences in Stenberg’s definition of what a registered cardiology technologist (RCT) does versus what working RCTs tell me they do. These differences do not mean Stenberg does not know what a RCT does but instead are caused by things like the province you live in, the site you…
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Excitement in the Upcoming Months as a Cardio Tech

I can’t believe it! We are now over half way through our program and have completed our first lab block! Time has gone by so fast these past few months and I am amazed at how much I have learned. I have been spending this past week at the hospital for my first integrated practice experience working hands on with…
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Cardiac Rhythms, Arrhythmias, and Pacemaker Studies Course

One month ago I had my first IOE day and felt lost when looking at ECGs. The abbreviations NSR, SVT, PJC were gibberish to me until I started our cardiac rhythms, arrhythmias, and pacemaker studies course. I am five weeks in and am amazed to say I can read, understand, and interpret ECGs now! That seems crazy fast I know…
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