Cardiac Care Technician

Training Certificate


This certificate provides the training to read and recognize heart rhythms.

In this program, students will receive the hands-on experience needed to start a career as a Cardiac Care Technician. Learn to read and interpret heart rhythms and arrhythmias in hospitals and other clinical settings. Cardiac Care Technicians can go on to become Patient Care Technicians or EKG Technicians.

Prerequisites include Medical Terminology with a grade of “C” or better and American Heart Association (AHA) CPR Certification. If needed, the student can take Medical Terminology at MTC as listed below in the coursework section.

How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
4.80 48

Medical Terminology

Students will learn medical terminology by analyzing the prefix, suffix, word roots, and combinations used in medical terms. This course is a prerequisite for other courses and medical certificate programs. This course may be used for exemption of AHS 102.

Classroom, Online


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4.60 46

Cardiac Care Technician

The ability to read and recognize heart rhythms is the main function of the cardiac care technician. Students will receive hands-on experience in interpreting heart rhythms and arrhythmias. White scrubs and white closed-toe shoes must be worn to all classes/clinicals. Clinical hours will vary. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology with a grade of C or better and AHA CPR Certified.



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Cardiac Care Technician

The cardiac care technician assists in conducting electrocardiogram (EKG), or other cardiovascular tests to record patients' cardiac activity, using specialized electronic test equipment, recording devices, or laboratory instruments. Monitor patients' comfort and safety during tests, alerting physicians to abnormalities or changes in patient responses.

Projected Job Growth


Average Annual Salary

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Hospitals
  • Medical Clinics

What’s next after I complete this program?

Enter the Workforce

Upon completion of this certificate, the student will be eligible to take a nationally recognized certification exam. Employment opportunities in South Carolina include positions in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, and doctors’ offices.

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