EKG Technicians operate and read electrocardiogram machines while performing various tests on patients. The results help cardiologists make accurate diagnoses.
Cost of Enrollment: $602
Cost of Tuition: $2,400 (subject to discount)
Total Cost of Program: $3,002
Cost of Externship: $600 (optional)
What is an EKG Technician & What do they do?
An electrocardiogram, shortened to EKG or ECG, is a test that detects problems with the electrical activity of the heart through the use of a specialized machine. EKG technicians conduct tests alongside a cardiologist in order to detect diseases, disorders, and other problems associated with the heart. They are responsible for preparing the patient for testing by attaching electrodes to appropriate points on the patient’s chest, operating the EKG machine correctly, conducting Holter monitoring and stress testing, and providing accurate results to the cardiologist for further examination.
Getting certified as an EKG Technician provides the opportunity to work in a team-oriented environment with excellent benefits, job stability, and opportunities for career advancement. EKG Techs should expect to make $40,000 to $50,000 per year.
Our certification program offers a host of student benefits, including:
- Comprehensive hands-on training to improve your real-world performance – each class is provided with an EKG machine so you can perfect your techniques before even entering a hospital.
- Small class size, with a limit of just 9 students per class.
- Free BLS/CPR certification.
- In-house career-building workshops.
- Set of scrubs (uniform).
- Affordable tuition and flexible payment options put this course in reach for all students, regardless of socioeconomic status.
Students must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, and provide a valid government-issued photo ID. While anatomy and physiology knowledge is helpful, it’s not required for enrollment.
Flexible Tuition Payments
We acknowledge that the financial cost of higher education is a barrier for potential students, that’s why we are committed to assisting students at all socioeconomic levels who want to enroll. We are proud to provide one of the nation’s most affordable tuition rates among EKG certification programs. We offer several different payment plans and discounts that can be found here. If none of our payment plans seem within your reach, we would be happy to talk with you and figure out a plan that works for you.