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, Chicago School of Phlebotomy has established a rigorous curriculum designed to give our graduates a comprehensive training in:
The EKG Technician program at Chicago 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:
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:
|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
The Chicago School of Phlebotomy is an approved EKG certificate program through the Illinois Department of Higher Education. Students who have successfully completed the EKG 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 (CET). This is optional and employment is not contingent upon successful completion; although it may make an individual more competitive in the job market.
|TESTING DATE||EXAM TIME||REG. CLOSES|
|CET - November 17, 2023||5:00pm||November 07, 2023|
|CET - January 12, 2024||5:00pm||January 02, 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 CSP:
|Plan A||Plan B||Plan C|
|Registration Fee||$50 at Registration||$50 at Registration||$50 at Registration|
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, CSP 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 2023/2024 EKG Technician Schedule
Classes meet twice a week for 6 weeks.