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College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

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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.


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Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) Technician      High Demand

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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. 


Complete the ECG/EKG Technician training in just weeks, and immediately qualify to enter the field. The training also prepares you to take the Certified ECG/EKG Technician exam.

Course Class Hours
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

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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:


With one year’s work experience in the field, sit for the Certified Cardiographic Technician exam through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (

For more information contact:
Kelly Winters, MSN, RN, CPP
Director Healthcare
Alise Jorgensen
Course Manager
Administrative Assistant

For a complete listing of courses that CSM offers, please refer to the Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.

“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