EKG Technician

Electrocardiography is the process of recording the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time using electrodes placed on the skin. This 84-hour program provides instruction in EKG unit operation and troubleshooting, lead placement utilizing 12 lead EKG, use and understanding of EKG grid paper, recognizing normal and abnormal EKG patterns in all 12 leads, and plotting EKG axis.


Degrees & Certificates

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive a certificate of completion. Additionally, graduates will be qualified for the optional certification examination offered by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and Cardiovascular Credential Institute (CCI).

Contact Us

BUSINESS & CONTINUING EDUCATION

254-298-8625

bce@templejc.edu


Program Information

Admission Requirements

Individuals must meet the following requirements for admission:

  • Have earned a high school diploma, GED, or High School Equivalency Certificate.
  • Be a minimum of 18 years old.
  • Prior to employment students may be required to undergo a criminal background check.
Application Procedure

The EKG Technician class size is limited to the first 25 students who have completed the application process.

Register online through TConnect

OR

Complete the registration form provided in the application packet below and submit it via email, fax, or in-person.

   Application Packet

Tuition & Payment Options

Total Cost: $1,845 (includes textbooks)

Payment Plan: $1,875 Total Cost (includes tuition, textbooks, and a $30 one-time payment plan fee)

The first payment of $491.25 is due at the time of registration and includes the one-time $30 fee. Three additional payments of $461.25 are due monthly. Cash payments cannot be used to set up payment plans; payment plans are set up online. Checking and routing information is preferred.  Credit and debit card payments are accepted but additional fees apply.

Financial Aid: Eligible students may receive financial aid for 50% of the tuition.  Apply at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Loans: Student loans may be available through SallieMae’s Smart Option Student Loan.  Call 1-866-439-0993 for more information.

Additional Program Costs
Set of Scrubs $15-$25 (price varies)
Next Start Date

March 30 – June 29

Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Employment

Starting pay averages $13 an hour

*U.S. Department of Labor