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Cardiographic Technician Certificate Overview

This nine credit hours, one semester certificate is designed to prepare students for assisting physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac diseases. Technicians use a variety of instruments and methods to perform diagnostic procedures such as Holter monitoring, stress testing, and electrocardiography. This type of work takes technicians into many different places and situations, from a relatively calm doctor’s office to a chaotic emergency room. The variety of workplace environments provides flexibility, challenges, and satisfaction. The certificate courses cover cardiac anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, ECG interpretation, and advanced cardiac diagnostics. Upon completion of this certificate the student will be eligible to take the Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) examination. The CCT examination is for professionals working in the areas of ECG, Holter monitoring, and stress testing.


  • Only one in the area

  • Only have to come to campus once a week for lab

  • Can be completed in one semester

  • Only pre-requisite is a high school diploma or GED

  • Most courses are offered online

Career Opportunities 

  • ECG Monitor technician in hospitals
  • Assisting physicians in offices and clinics
  • Perform electrocardiographs, holter monitoring, and stress testing in hospitals

Cardiographic Technician Certificate Plan of Study