Overview

After completing this 26-week program, students will be qualified to enter the healthcare industry as EKG specialists. Working in doctor’s offices, clinics, or hospitals, EKG specialists administer tests to record and analyze electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. Also called EKG technicians, EKG specialists can earn as much as $52,000 once entering the workforce. Topics include anatomy and physiology of the heart, mechanics of the EKG machine, stress testing, and Holter monitoring.

Prerequisites are Medical Terminology and Cardiac Care Technician with a grade of “C” or better. 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!

Tuition Assistance
Training Resources

Questions?
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

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.

Online

ID: CEMPR-524

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$699.00
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.

Online

ID: CEMED-500

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$695.00
5.60 56

EKG Specialist

Topics include anatomy and physiology of the heart, mechanics of the EKG machine, stress testing, and Holter monitoring. The course consists of 32 hours of classroom training and 24 hours of clinical training. Clinical hours will vary. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology and Cardiac Care with a grade of C or better.

Online

ID: CEMED-605

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$695.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$2,089.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

EKG Technician

The EKG technician performs diagnostic tests to aid doctors in identifying and treating cardiovascular problems in patients. These tests help detect irregularities that may result in a heart attack or heart disease. Monitor patients' blood pressure and heart rate using electrocardiogram (EKG) equipment during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures to notify the physician if something appears wrong.

Projected Job Growth

+21%

Average Annual Salary

$52,954

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

Students will receive the hands-on experience needed to start a career as a Cardiac Care Technician. Earning an average $25,000 a year, technicians read and interpret heart rhythms and arrhythmias in hospitals and other clinical settings.