EKG Technician

EKG technicians are responsible for performing diagnostic tests to assess the heart’s rate and rhythm. They may work in clinical laboratory settings, hospitals or physicians’ offices. EKG technicians may set up and administer EKGs, stress tests and Holter monitors. Hours may span days, evenings and weekends depending on the facility. 

Occupational Requirements

Applicants for the Certified Cardiographic Technician Examination must have a high school diploma or equivalent and successfully complete this training.


Information Unique to the Training

You and other students perform EKGs on each other. Training includes practice with Holter monitors and stress tests.

Courses to Complete

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  • Prerequisites
    AHE-149 Medical Terminology for Health Careers
    AHE-150 Basic Anatomy and Physiology for Health Careers
    AHE-196 Professional Preparation in Healthcare
  • Core Courses 
    AHE-253 EKG Technician Training 

Approximate Number of Hours

60 hours

Approximate Training Cost*



Licensure/Certification Earned

Successful completion of this training prepares you to sit for the Certified Cardiographic Technician Examination administered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).

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Estimated Hourly Wage**

$12 – 18/hr.


*Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees, etc.
**Wages are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only.

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