Hands Holding A Regular Ecg With A Stethoscope In The Background


EKG Technicians operate and read electrocardiogram machines while performing various tests on patients. The results help cardiologists make accurate diagnoses.

Cost of Enrollment: $610

Cost of Tuition & Externship: $3,000 (subject to discount)

Total Cost of Program: $3,610


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.


Program Features

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.



Eligibility Requirements

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.

Our EKG tech program is recognized by the National Center for Competency Testing and course-accredited through NCCA. Contact us today to register for your EKG certification training program.


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.

EKG Tech program graduates may take the NCCT board exam at an Altamont Healthcare location.

  • Starting September 7, 2021, Graduates are entitled to 1 free test. All attempts after the first are subject to a sitting fee. Students that reschedule or cancel their test may be charged a sitting fee.
  • Outside students may take their ECG Technician, Tech in Surgery (Surgical Technologist), or Medical Office Assistant (MOA) tests with Altamont Healthcare for a $20 fee.

All Altamont Healthcare graduates are eligible for our externship program upon certification. Externships are included in the Surgical Technologist program.

  • NOTE: The schedule & length of your externship are negotiated between you and your contracted hospital. Externships last 240-400 hours.

Summer 2022 EKG Tech Schedule

We are offering 3 EKG classes during Summer 2022:

  • Day Class: Tuesday-Friday
  • Night Class: Tuesday-Friday
  • Weekend Class: Friday & Saturday

Day Class Details: Canceled

  • Start: May 10, 2022 June 7, 2022
  • End: June 21, 2022 July 19, 2022
  • Tuesday through Friday from 1 PM to 5 PM
  • 16 hrs/week for 6 weeks (8 calendar weeks with holidays)
  • Orientation Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at 1 PM
  • Payment Due Dates:
    • 1st – June 7, 2022
    • 2nd – June 28, 2022
    • 3rd – July 8, 2022

Night Class Details: Canceled

  • Start: May 16, 2022
  • End: June 30, 2022
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  • 15 hrs/week for 7 weeks
  • Orientation Date: Monday, May 9, 2022, at 5:30 PM
  • Payment Due Dates:
    • 1st – May 16, 2022
    • 2nd – Jun. 2, 2022
    • 3rd – Jun. 20, 2022

Weekend Class Details: Registration Open

  • Start: June 10, 2022
  • End: July 30, 2022
  • Friday from 8 AM to 1 PM; Saturday from 8 AM to 5 PM
  • 13 hrs/week for 7 weeks
  • Orientation Date: Friday, June 3, 2022, at 1 PM
  • Payment Due Dates:
    • 1st – Jun. 10, 2022
    • 2nd – Jul. 1, 2022
    • 3rd – Jul. 22, 2022

Spring 2022 Schedules

Holidays: May 30, 2022: Memorial Day

We are offering only the

  • Night Class: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
  • Weekend Class: Friday & Saturday

Night Class Details:

  • Start Date: February 28, 2022
  • End Date: April 12, 2022
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  • 15 hrs/week for 7 weeks of class (10 weeks w/holidays)
  • Orientation on Monday 02/21/2022 @ 5:30 PM
  • Payment Due Dates:
    • 1st – Feb. 28, 2022
    • 2nd – Mar. 14, 2022
    • 3rd – Mar. 28, 2022

Weekend Class Details: Canceled

  • Start Date: March 11, 2022
  • End Date: May 6, 2022
  • Fridays from 8 AM to 1 PM; Saturdays from 8 AM – 5 PM
  • 13 hrs/week for 7 weeks
  • Orientation on Friday 3/4/2022 @ 1 PM
  • Payment Due Dates:
    • 1st – Mar. 11, 2022
    • 2nd – Apr. 1, 2022
    • 3rd – Apr. 23, 2022


Altamont Healthcare aims to make enrollment and financing as easy as possible. With simple prerequisites and flexible payment options, we offer simplicity and affordability when it comes to getting your education.

To apply for our programs, you can submit an application online here. To reserve a spot in the class, you must complete the application and pay the application fee of $250 (non-refundable). Once your application has been accepted, you will be emailed your student portal login.

If you do not pay the $250 application fee, we will not process your application.

Once you receive the login credentials, you may access the student portal and complete the enrollment documents that were sent to your account. Once your enrollment is complete, you will receive a link to the course registration page.

After you’ve registered for your class(es), you will see the course fees and tuition charges appear in your account.

Our Surgical Technologist program requires that applicants pass an interview with Admissions Staff.

See our Prerequisites and Tuition and Financial Options pages for more information on pricing and payment plans.

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Zeshan Khan, MD

EKG Instructor/ EKG Externship Adviser

Ze, as he is called, loves to teach and thus, has been an instructor for the last 3 years. His advanced medical training and knowledge is beneficial to the classes he teaches, reflecting on the degree of learning in his students. In his free time he loves reading books and spending time with his family.

Education: Doctor’s Degree in Medicine – Avalon University School of Medicine, 2015
BA in Health Administration (in progress) – American Intercontinental University
Medical Assisting, EKG and Phlebotomy Diplomas – Regional Occupational Program, Stockton, CA, 2004

Cindy Foster

EKG Workshop Instructor

Cindy has been in Healthcare (Kaiser) for over 25 years. She started as a Clerk in the Out-patient medical records. She worked as a receptionist(front office), Dept secretary(back office), Communication operator (the voice for Kaiser) and finally Ekg Technician.

She graduated from The Regional Occupational program in 2004. Since then, she completed the basic cardiac monitoring course, basic and advance Ekg course through Sutter Hospital. Her experience of Ekg extends but not limited to adults and pediatric, Myocardial infusion, exercise thallium test, stress echo, treadmill, tilt table test, 24 hour holter monitor, 14 day Zio patch, 30 day event monitor, reading and interpreting holter and event monitors.

She considers her greatest achievement as being a wife and a mother to her 3 children. Her purpose in life is to provide excellent service and compassion in everything she does.


Ready to apply? Follow the instructions below.

  1. Scan or photograph your required documents:
    • Your high school diploma/GED/transcript (or equivalent)
    • A valid government-issued photo ID
  2. Read the school catalog and the appropriate SPFS document for your program. You will be required to sign the SPFS later in the enrollment process.
  3. Fill out the online application. Click here to begin.
  4. Pay the application fee (*non-refundable)
  5. Wait 1-3 business days for processing.

Once you have paid the fee, your application will be reviewed and you will receive an email with login credentials for our Student Portal. When you receive the email:

  • Log in to the student portal at https://server18.orbund.com/einstein-freshair/index.jsp
  • Fill out the info in your Account & Profile.
    • TIP: If you add your signature to your Account & Profile page, you can auto-sign your enrollment form. This makes signing and initialing the e-document much easier!
  • Complete, sign, and submit your enrollment form.

Enrollments may be done online, over the phone, or in person. In-person and over-the-phone enrollments are done by appointment only.

If you are applying for the Surgical Technologist program, you must complete an interview with an Admissions Officer to complete the application process. To schedule an interview, please contact our office.

*A non-refundable application fee of $250 must be paid after your complete your application. If you do not pay this fee, you will not receive a portal login or the required enrollment documents. The course fees and tuition will be charged to your account once you have submitted your enrollment forms.


Take advantage of our easy payment plans! We are committed to partnering up with you and helping you reach your goal of having a dependable and rewarding life-long healthcare career in the field of sterile processing.

If none of our plans work for you, we’d be happy to create a custom payment plan with you. If a special payment plan interests you, please call our office during operating hours or send us a message here.


Registration Fee (Non-refundable): $250.00
Book (Subject to change; non-refundable when already ordered): $125.00
Materials and Lab Fee (Non-refundable upon removal from packaging.): $225.00
Tuition & Externship (Refundable subject to Rules and Procedure below):
Passing the certification exam is a requirement for enrollment in externship.
Student Tuition Recovery Fund Fee (Non-Refundable; $0 for every $1,000 rounded to the nearest $1,000): $10.00


All payment plans below do not include registration and book fee. The payment plans are based on the tuition rate of $3,000.00

Option #1: Full payment entitles students to 10% discount on tuition payment. ($2,700.00)

Option #2: Make one third of the payment ($1,000.00) and the remaining amount entitles the student to a 5% discount on the remaining tuition. ($1,900.00)

Option #3: Tuition is paid in three equal terms of $1,000.00 per installment.

*All payments made after the designated due date will be charged a late payment fee of $20.00 regardless of balance.


Payment shall be made by cashier’s check, money order, or credit/debit card.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover & Paypal



Altamont Healthcare is a cashless business.