EKG Technician

Become an EKG Technician
What are EKG Techs?
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 Techs 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 Techs 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 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
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 Chuck Shaw TEC EKG Program 
The CSTEC EKG Technician program integrates medical theory with skills-based, practical training. This course will combine three different classes:
• Basic Healthcare Worker
• EKG Aide
• EKG Technician
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post-secondary, public and private programs

Prerequisite for Admission:
A.S. Degree or Minimum 9.0 TABE - RLM

The EKG Course Information and Tuition
Course Time - Approximately 6 Months
Evening Sections Only
The Phlebotomy Course Consists of 3 Required Sections
The Basic Health Care Worker Course Does Not Have To Be Repeated If Taken In HHA

HSC0003 Basic Healthcare Worker
Dates 1/19/21-2/23/21
90 Hours


MEA0540 EKG Aide 
Dates 2/24/21-03/31/21
75 Hours


MEA0541 EKG Technician
Dates 4/1/21-7/29/21
300 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
The Chuck Shaw Technical Education Center
4260 Westgate Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
561-616-5804
561-616-7824


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