EKG Technician

Certified EKG Technician (HEA 7315)

A technician prepares a patient for an EKG.


What is an EKG Technician?

An EKG Technician is a medical professional who performs an EKG (or ECG) on patients. An EKG (or ECG) is an electrocardiogram. It measures the electrical activity of the heart. This is performed by attaching the patient to an EKG machine via with leads (wires). The EKG machine prints out the reading (called an electrocardiograph). The health practitioner interprets the electrocardiograph so diagnosis and treatment can be performed if needed.An EKG technician is trained to perform the EKG on the patient. This requires a thorough understanding of the heart and of how the EKG machine works in order to be successful. CPCC is proud to offer such training.

At CPCC, we teach students to be leaders in their industry.

    • Complete your EKG Technician training in just one semester.
    • Learn from field-experienced instructors.
    • Gain valuable hands-on experience in class and in the lab.
    • Complete your training at a fraction of the cost as compared to a private school.
    • Easy enrollment!


Careers as an EKG Technician

The health care industry continues to seek experienced professionals equipped with the knowledge and skills to address the population's evolving medical needs.  As a result, careers in fields like EKG Technician continue to be an attractive career option for many of today's graduates.

This profession offers both variety in the workplace and competitive salaries.  In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, certified EKG Technicians can earn a median annual wage of $25,540 per year.


The CPCC EKG Technician program is recognized by local employers. Upon completion, students will be eligible to sit for the CET (Certified EKG Technician) examination through the National Health Career Association (www.nhanow.com). This program may be completed in one semester.

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