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).

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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.
Application Procedure

The EKG Technician class size is limited to the first 20 students who have completed the application process.

   Application Packet

Tuition & Payment Options

Total Cost: $1,845 (includes textbooks & NHA exam voucher)

Payment Plan: $1,875 Total Cost (includes 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 https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.

Scholarship: Students may be eligible for the Direct Your Destiny (DYD) Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Scholarship. For more information see https://www.templejc.edu/programs/adult-basic-education/

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

GI Bill/ Hazelwood: Please contact Travis French at travis.french@templejc.edu or 254-298-8311/10 for questions about using your GI Bill / Hazlewood benefits to pay for this program’s tuition.

Additional Program Costs
Set of Scrubs $15-$25 (price varies)
Next Class Dates

Class begins: February 07, 2024
Registration begins November 1, 2023

Mondays & Wednesdays, 6- 9:30 p.m.


EKG Technicians on average earn $19.93 per hour in Texas*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics 2022