EKG Technician Program

  • What are EKG Technicians?

    EKG allied technicians are part of the health family and are among the healthcare careers that you can kick start in less than a year. EKG techs are also an important part of any cardiology department. As an EKG tech, you get to meet new people, from children to seniors, and impact their lives every day.

    Where do EKG Technicians work?

    EKG techs can have a very dynamic working environment, which involves working with patients from all types of backgrounds. They work in hospitals, medical clinics, cardiologists' offices, healthcare facilities, physicians' offices, and life and health insurance companies. 

    What do EKG Technicians do?

    This profession can be very diverse. Depending on the position, the EKG tech may use a variety of instruments and methods to carry out diagnostic and recording procedures. In addition, EKG techs educate patients on how to reduce the risk of heart disease. Some other tasks, depending on the employer and state regulations, may include recording patient history, training new technicians, and assisting with invasive procedures.

    EKG Technician Specific Tasks

    • Check for heart rhythm
    • Check for poor blood flow to the heart muscles
    • Diagnose a heart attack
    • Check for abnormal signs such as thickened heart muscles
    • Set up and administer EKGs and stress tests
    • Prepare patients for Holter or ambulatory monitoring
    • Edit and deliver final results to physicians for analysis
    • Schedule appointments
    • Transcribe physicians' notes

    Fall - 2024
    Daytime Classes

    HSC0003 Basic Healthcare Worker
    Time 8:00 - 1:30
    Dates: 8/10/23 - 9/6/23
    90 Program Hours

    MEA0540 EKG Aide 
    Time 8:00 - 1:30
    Dates: 9/7/23 - 10/2/23
    75 Program Hours

    MEA0541 EKG Technician
    Time 8:00 - 1:30
    Dates: 10/3/23 - 1/23/24
    300 Program Hours

    Tuition Includes

    Registration Fee, Books, Fingerprinting, Scrubs, Physical Assessment Kit, CPR 
    Certification Exam

    Total Hours 465

    Please call for tuition information.
    Tuition is subject to change

    Contact Us

    Chuck Shaw Technical Education Center
    4260 Westgate Avenue
    West Palm Beach, FL 33409

  • Job Opportunities and the Future

    The need for qualified EKG Technicians continues to rise as the population in America ages, and with it, the prevalence of heart related conditions. The cardiology field for allied health workers is projected to grow by 29%. Earning your CET will help you launch a successful and meaningful career that can help make a difference in countless lives. Whether you seek full-time or part-time employment, the opportunities in this profession are flexible and in high demand. Plus, the added skills of Holter monitoring and stress tests required for the Certified EKG Technician (CET) will help you to be even more competitive as you launch your healthcare career.  

    The CSTEC EKG Technician program integrates medical theory with skills-based, practical training. This program will combine three different courses

    • Basic Healthcare Worker
    • EKG Aide
    • EKG Technician

    Please read this important notice about post-secondary, public and private programs.

    Winter - 2024
    Daytime Classes

    Monday - Thursday
    HSC0003 Basic Healthcare Worker
    Time 8:00 - 1:30
    Dates: 1/24/24 - 2/20/24
    90 Program Hours

    MEA0540 EKG Aide 
    Time 8:00 - 1:30
    Dates: 2/21/24 - 3/13/24
    75 Program Hours

    MEA0541 EKG Technician
    Time 8:00 - 1:30
    Dates: 3/14/23 - 6/20/24
    300 Program Hours

    Dates and Times

    Dates and times are subject to change