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EKG Technician

  • Start date: Revolving
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Level: Beginner
  • Location: On-Site

The field of cardiology is a challenging, high-demand career field where technicians have the opportunity to work with patients and medical teams to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions. EKG Technicians play a key role in collecting the diagnostic information that physicians depend on to provide patients with the correct treatment plans. Because these diagnostics are so key, Carolina School of Phlebotomy has established a rigorous curriculum designed to give our graduates a comprehensive training in:

  • Cardiac Anatomy
  • Cardiac Physiology
  • Electrical Conduction in the Heart
  • 12-Lead EKG Administration
  • Identification and Interpretation of EKG Tracings
  • Holter and Telemetry Monitoring
  • Patient Care and Advising

  • The EKG Technician program at Carolina School of Phlebotomy was developed by a physician to ensure the highest quality information. Our program stands above the rest because of it's attention to the knowledge behind the science of the heart in addition to the technical expertise of performing diagnostics.


    EKG Technician Program Admissions Requirements:
  • 18 Years of Age or Older
  • High School Diploma, GED, or International High School Diploma Equivalency

  • See upcoming class dates on the schedule page and register today to secure your seat in an upcoming session!


    The 6-Week EKG technician program consists of the three following parts:

    Lecture Skills Lab Assessments
    Two sessions per week for 6 weeks, each session lasting 4 hours. EKG recording and basic interpretation, Holter monitoring, and Stress testing fundamentals. 4 quizzes are required and given weekly in class.
    A book is provided to you for reference and study. EKG Administration, vital signs collection, and related patient care techniques taught hands-on. Comprehensive final written final examination.
    Material is presented by a qualified and state approved instructor. Patient preparation, cardiac anatomy, and charting taught to bolster skills. Final evaluation of your practical EKG skills.

    The following is the break-down for tuition and fees for the EKG Technician course.

    • Registration Fee: $50
    • Tuition: $500
    • Laboratory Fee: $150
    • Books and Supplies: $100
    Registration fee is due to hold your seat in the program and is nonrefundable after 3 business days

    The Carolina School of Phlebotomy is an approved EKG certificate program through the Illinois Department of Higher Education. Students who have successfully completed the EKG Program will be given the option to sit for an accredited national examination through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) to become a Certified EKG Technician (CET). This is optional and employment is not contingent upon successful completion; although it may make an individual more competitive in the job market.

    No dates scheduled. Please call the office

    Payment plans are available to divide the cost of the program over the time you are enrolled. These plans are provided at no additional cost and available to all students. You can choose one of the three payment plans listed below to pay for your enrollment in the EKG Technician program at CSP:

    Plan A Plan B Plan C
    Registration Fee $50 at Registration $50 at Registration $50 at Registration
    Week 1 $150 $125 $250
    Week 2 $120 $125 $0
    Week 3 $120 $125 $250
    Week 4 $120 $125 $0
    Week 5 $120 $125 $250
    Week 6 $120 $125 $0

    One of the major factors to consider when pursuing education in any field is the what the hiring market looks like for students after graduation. While no school can guarantee that graduates will find a job, CSP is committed to providing career assistance services that will guide the student through the job application process.

    Quick Facts EKG Technician
    2015 Median Pay* $63,630 per year ($30.59 per hour)
    Typical Entry-Level Education Postsecondary certificate
    Work Experience Required in a Related Occupation None
    Additional On-the-job Training Required None
    Number of Jobs (2014) 591,300
    Job Outlook (2014-2024) 23% (Much faster than average)
    Employment Change (2014-2024) 138,900

    Data Table From: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm (data retrieved September 12, 2016).

    * - Pay per hour may be lower than stated for EKG Technicians because the U.S. Department of Labor groups EKG Technicians with cardiovascular technicians of other levels and lists average pay for all of those positions. According to payscale.com EKG Technicians make between $9.87 and $19.92/hour

    Upcoming 2022/2023 EKG Technician Schedule

    Classes meet twice a week for 6 weeks.

    CAPEKG Monday/Wednesday Evenings 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    EKG5909 October 10, 2022 November 16, 2022 Closed
    EKG5910 November 28, 2022 January 11, 2023 Closed
    EKG6699 January 23, 2023 March 01, 2023 Open
    EKG6700 March 06, 2023 April 12, 2023 Open
    EKG6701 April 24, 2023 June 05, 2023 Open
    EKG6702 June 12, 2023 July 24, 2023 Open
    EKG6703 August 07, 2023 September 18, 2023 Open
    EKG6704 September 25, 2023 November 01, 2023 Open
    EKG6705 November 13, 2023 December 20, 2023 Open
    CAPEKG Tuesday/Thursday Mornings 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    EKG6706 February 14, 2023 March 23, 2023 Open
    EKG6707 March 28, 2023 May 04, 2023 Open
    EKG6708 May 09, 2023 June 15, 2023 Open
    EKG6709 June 20, 2023 August 01, 2023 Open
    EKG6710 August 08, 2023 September 14, 2023 Open
    EKG6711 September 19, 2023 October 26, 2023 Open
    EKG6712 October 31, 2023 December 12, 2023 Open
    EKG6713 December 19, 2023 January 25, 2024 Open
    CAROLINA SCHOOL OF PHLEBOTOMY
    2019