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EKG/ect technician Program (CET)


Become a Electrocardiograph Technician in only 5 weeks

What is a EKG Technician?

Electrocardiograph (EKG) technicians, also known as cardiographic or electrocardiogram technicians, perform diagnostic tests to aid doctors in identifying and treating cardiovascular problems in patients. These tests help detect irregularities that may result in a heart attack or heart disease.

Entrance Requirements
- 18 years old or older
- High school/college diploma or G.E.D
- Driver license/ State ID
- Must be able to pass background check

- 30 Days Proof of Income if requesting a Payment Plan

EKG Course Description:
The EKG program is comprehensive and emphasizes a “hands-on” method. Each student will perform at
least 10 EKGs on live individuals. These EKGs will be supervised by the instructor and performed on
other class members. Our instructors will guide you as you learn how to administer and interpret EKGs.
The course includes 5-weeks of lecture, discussion, and practical instruction in the lab. Each student must pass the final written and skills exam of the class with a final grade of “B” (80%) or better and satisfy all
financial obligations to OPTC before sitting for the national exam. Those who complete this
program will then be scheduled to sit for the National EKG Certification Exam through the NHA. The Exam fee is included in the tuition cost. Once completed, individuals will then be qualified to work as an entry-level EKG Technician in a health care setting.

EKG Program Content Includes:
• Cardiac Anatomy
• Cardiac Physiology
• Electrical Conduction in the Heart
• 12-Lead EKG Administration
• Identification and Interpretation of EKG Tracings
• Holter and Telemetry Monitoring
• Patient Care and Advising

EKG/ECG Technician Program (CET)
Electrocardiogram Technician: On-site Course 
Clock hours: 25 clock hours
Course length: 5 weeks/2 days a week/ 2.5 hours per class

Days/Time: varies (check the enroll tab)

Tuition & Fees Tuition & Fees:
The EKG program tuition cost is $800. A $100 registration fee is due at the time of enrollment.
The registration fee is NOT deducted from the $800 total tuition cost. The $100 registration fee is refundable
up to 5 days after enrollment or the first day of class (whichever comes first). After the 5th day of enrollment or the first day of class, the registration fee is no longer refundable. These fees cover instructional tuition, laboratory fees, textbook fee and (1) national exam fee. You do NOT need to pay for
the entire class tuition and fees upfront only the $100 registration fee is due at the time of enrolling to secure your seat in class. Customize payment plans are available for students upon request. View the payment plan options here.

Certification and Accreditation:

Our program is state-approved by the OSBCCS (Reg. No#2154). Upon graduation, students will have the opportunity to sit for the national exam and become certified through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).


OPTC trains you for the following: 

 National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exam

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