About Us

Mission Statement

The Alberta Society of Registered Cardiology Technologists are dedicated to excellence. Contributing to health and well being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated electrodiagnostic practice, education, advocacy and service.

History

There were 29 members when the CSCT first started on January 30, 1964

The ASRCT became registered on November 24, 1969. Louil Keeling was the first member registered in 1970 and a founding member of the Society.

To date Canada has 7 education programs nation wide and Alberta has a total of 205 active Registered Cardiology Technologist.

Being a Registered Cardiology Technology is a wonderful career.  We are a specialized group of educated health care professionals who work alongside our Cardiologists and Internal Medicine Doctors. We perform a variety of non-invasive cardiac diagnostic tests such as Electrocardiograms, Exercise Stress Testing, Holter monitoring as well as cardiac device monitoring and programming.  We work in hospitals as well as specialty clinics throughout the country.  To many patients, we are the front line workers and friendly faces they see when receiving care for their heart disease.  We are a dynamic group of around 1800+ members across the Country and our numbers are continuing to grow.  If you are looking for a career in health care and enjoy being patient-focused, and work in a fast-paced environment, then this is a career for you! See details under Education on how to start your education today!

Becoming a RCT

To become a Registered Cardiology Technologist (RCT) you must first complete an approved Cardiology Technology program and successfully pass the CSCT National Exam.  There are many schools across the country with multiple delivery methods to suit most everyone’s situation.  Upon receiving your diploma from an approved course, you then become eligible to attempt the CSCT National Exam.  Exam sittings are held twice a year.  Once you successfully complete the CSCT national exam, you will then become a Registered Cardiology Technologist.

Becoming a Registered Cardiology Technologist is a rewarding career.  If you enjoy work in a fast paced environment and have an eagerness to learn, this is the career you have been looking for.  Apply as a new student today to an approved Cardiology Technology program and start the process of a rewarding and exiting new career.