Electrocardiography Technology

Program Description

The Electrocardiographic Technician certificate program is intended to provide students with the workplace skills necessary to perform and evaluate 12-lead electrocardiographs and telemetry surveillance in hospitals and cardiology offices in order to assist physicians in the diagnosis and monitoring of the heart. Students will be provided an in-depth knowledge of principles, practices, standards, and techniques used in the work place. Students will be able to demonstrate skills in accordance with the policies and procedures in the following areas: basic cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, ECG techniques and recognition, and electrophysiology.

Program Details

  • Major Code: ET81
  • Award Level: TCC
  • Location: Griffin Campus
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 3 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 26

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

First Term
ALHS 1011Anatomy and Physiology5
ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences2
ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I3
MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics3
PSYC 1010Basic Psychology3
Second Term
ECGT 1030Introduction to Electrocardiography*5
ECGT 1050Electrocardiography Practicum5

*ECGT 1030 is not taught in the SUMMER TERM (FALL, SPRING only).

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Program Faculty

Janice Bush

Duane Reed
Program Coordinator

Career and Academic Advisors

Annita White
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107