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EKG Technician

  • Start date: Revolving
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Level: Beginner
  • Location: On-Site

The field of cardiology is a challenging, high-demand career field where technicians have the opportunity to work with patients and medical teams to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions. EKG Technicians play a key role in collecting the diagnostic information that physicians depend on to provide patients with the correct treatment plans. Because these diagnostics are so key, Kentucky School of Phlebotomy has established a rigorous curriculum designed to give our graduates a comprehensive training in:

  • 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

  • The EKG Technician program at Kentucky School of Phlebotomy was developed by a physician to ensure the highest quality information. Our program stands above the rest because of it's attention to the knowledge behind the science of the heart in addition to the technical expertise of performing diagnostics.


    EKG Technician Program Admissions Requirements:
  • 18 Years of Age or Older
  • High School Diploma, GED, or International High School Diploma Equivalency

  • See upcoming class dates on the schedule page and register today to secure your seat in an upcoming session!


    The 6-Week EKG technician program consists of the three following parts:

    Lecture Skills Lab Assessments
    Two sessions per week for 6 weeks, each session lasting 4 hours. EKG recording and basic interpretation, Holter monitoring, and Stress testing fundamentals. 4 quizzes are required and given weekly in class.
    A book is provided to you for reference and study. EKG Administration, vital signs collection, and related patient care techniques taught hands-on. Comprehensive final written final examination.
    Material is presented by a qualified and state approved instructor. Patient preparation, cardiac anatomy, and charting taught to bolster skills. Final evaluation of your practical EKG skills.

    The following is the break-down for tuition and fees for the EKG Technician course.

    • Registration Fee: $50
    • Tuition: $500
    • Laboratory Fee: $150
    • Books and Supplies: $100
    Registration fee is due to hold your seat in the program and is nonrefundable after 3 business days

    The Kentucky School of Phlebotomy is an approved EKG certificate program through the Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education. Students who have successfully EKG the Phlebotomy Program will be given the option to sit for an accredited national examination through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) to become a Certified EKG Technician (CPT). This is optional and employment is not contingent upon successful completion; although it may make an individual more competitive in the job market.

    TESTING DATEEXAM TIMEREG. CLOSES
    CET - September 05, 20246pm August 26, 2024
    CET - October 24, 20246pm October 14, 2024
    CET - July 16, 20246pm July 06, 2024
    CET - December 17, 20246pm December 07, 2024

    Payment plans are available to divide the cost of the program over the time you are enrolled. These plans are provided at no additional cost and available to all students. You can choose one of the three payment plans listed below to pay for your enrollment in the EKG Technician program at KYSP:

    Plan A Plan B Plan C
    Registration Fee $50 at Registration $50 at Registration $50 at Registration
    Week 1 $150 $125 $250
    Week 2 $120 $125 $0
    Week 3 $120 $125 $250
    Week 4 $120 $125 $0
    Week 5 $120 $125 $250
    Week 6 $120 $125 $0

    One of the major factors to consider when pursuing education in any field is the what the hiring market looks like for students after graduation. While no school can guarantee that graduates will find a job, KYSP is committed to providing career assistance services that will guide the student through the job application process.

    Quick Facts EKG Technician
    2015 Median Pay* $63,630 per year ($30.59 per hour)
    Typical Entry-Level Education Postsecondary certificate
    Work Experience Required in a Related Occupation None
    Additional On-the-job Training Required None
    Number of Jobs (2014) 591,300
    Job Outlook (2014-2024) 23% (Much faster than average)
    Employment Change (2014-2024) 138,900

    Data Table From: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm (data retrieved September 12, 2016).

    * - Pay per hour may be lower than stated for EKG Technicians because the U.S. Department of Labor groups EKG Technicians with cardiovascular technicians of other levels and lists average pay for all of those positions. According to payscale.com EKG Technicians make between $9.87 and $19.92/hour

    Upcoming 2024/2025 EKG Technician Schedule

    Classes meet twice a week for 6 weeks.

    KYPEKG Monday/Wednesday Evenings 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    EKG6540 August 07, 2023 September 18, 2023 Closed
    EKG6542 November 13, 2023 December 20, 2023 Closed
    EKG7398 April 08, 2024 May 15, 2024 Closed
    EKG7399 July 08, 2024 August 14, 2024 Open
    EKG7400 October 07, 2024 November 13, 2024 Open
    KENTUCKY SCHOOL OF PHLEBOTOMY
    2017