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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: $75
    • Textbook Fee: $25
    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 06, 201912:00pm August 29, 2019
    CET - October 11, 201912:00pm October 03, 2019
    CET - November 08, 201912:00pm October 31, 2019
    CET - December 13, 201912:00pm December 05, 2019

    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 $350 $100 $200
    Week 2 $50 $100 $0
    Week 3 $50 $100 $200
    Week 4 $50 $100 $0
    Week 5 $50 $100 $200
    Week 6 $50 $100 $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 2019/2020 EKG Technician Schedule

    Classes meet twice a week for 6 weeks.

    KYPEKG Monday/Wednesday Afternoon 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    EKG3225 April 08, 2019 May 15, 2019 Closed
    EKG3231 July 08, 2019 August 14, 2019 Closed
    EKG3237 October 07, 2019 November 13, 2019 Open
    EKG4038 January 06, 2020 February 17, 2020 Open
    EKG4039 April 06, 2020 May 13, 2020 Open
    EKG4040 July 06, 2020 August 12, 2020 Open
    EKG4041 October 05, 2020 November 11, 2020 Open
    EKG4042 December 28, 2020 February 08, 2021 Open
    KYPEKG Monday/Wednesday Evenings 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    EKG3243 February 25, 2019 April 03, 2019 Closed
    EKG3249 May 20, 2019 July 01, 2019 Closed
    EKG3255 August 19, 2019 September 30, 2019 Open
    EKG3261 November 18, 2019 December 30, 2019 Open
    EKG4034 February 24, 2020 April 01, 2020 Open
    EKG4035 May 18, 2020 June 29, 2020 Open
    EKG4036 August 17, 2020 September 28, 2020 Open
    EKG4037 November 16, 2020 December 23, 2020 Open
    KENTUCKY SCHOOL OF PHLEBOTOMY
    2017