College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
ECG Technicians start at $20,300 and earn up to $39,000. Certified Cardiographic Technicians earn from $30,500 to $56,900 depending on experience.
|WIA Funding Available
An Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) technician works in a cardiologist's office, a cardiac unit of a hospital, or an emergency department. The ECG/EKG technician may also work with patients who have had a heart attack, in an exercise physiology lab, or with patients who have had cardiac surgery. Many Certified Nursing Assistants take these courses to work in a hospital emergency room or telemetry unit.
|HTH 5000 Introduction to Healthcare
|HTH 5120 ECG/EKG Technician Training||15|
|HTH 5130 ECG/EKG Analysis||15|
|HTH 5770 ECG/EKG Technician Practicum||45|
|HTH-6650 AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers
Prerequisite: Previous Healthcare Experience; Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Card or American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer.
Appropriate CPR certification is also required by the state in order to obtain certification. CSM offers a course that meets this criteria if you do not already have it: HTH-6650 - AHA Healthcare Provider Course
Students completing the training can sit for the National Healthcareer Association Certified ECG/EKG Technician exam.
Advance your career by passing the following certification exam:
|CERTIFIED CARDIOGRAPHIC TECHNICIAN|
With one year’s work experience in the field, sit for the Certified Cardiographic Technician exam through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (www.cci-online.org)
Kelly Winters, MSN, RN, CPP
“Due to advances in medicine and greater public awareness, signs of vascular disease can be detected earlier, creating demand for cardiovascular technologists and technicians to perform various procedures.”
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics