EKG: Electrocardiogram Technician

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Course Duration: 100 hours
Externship Duration: 240-400 hours
Enrollment Cost: $600
Tuition Cost: $3,000
Total Cost: $3,600

The EKG Technician course is an accelerated program that prepares students to transition into a healthcare career in less than 3 months. EKG Technicians operate and read electrocardiogram machines while performing various tests on patients. The results help cardiologists make accurate diagnoses & contribute to improving the health of patients.

Our EKG program prepares you to take the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) certification exam. 80% of the course is delivered online via live Zoom lectures with the remaining 20% devoted to in-person labs where students receive hands-on training. NCCT credentials are accepted in all parts of the United States and are valid for 5 years, annual recertification is highly recommended. This program meets the recognized national and international credentialing industry standards for the development, implementation, and maintenance of certification programs set by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

An electrocardiogram, shortened to EKG or ECG, is a test that detects problems with the electrical activity of the heart through the use of a specialized machine. EKG technicians conduct tests alongside a cardiologist to detect disease and other problems associated with the heart. They are responsible for preparing the patient for testing by attaching electrodes to appropriate points on the patient’s chest, operating the EKG machine correctly, conducting Holter monitoring and stress testing, and providing accurate results to the cardiologist for further examination.

Getting certified as an EKG Technician provides the opportunity to work in a team-oriented environment with excellent benefits, job stability, and opportunities for career advancement. EKG Techs should expect to make $40,000 to $50,000 per year. Check out our blog post to learn more about EKG Tech job outlook.

Program Features

Our certificate program offers a host of student benefits, including:

  • Comprehensive hands-on training to improve your real-world performance – each class is provided with an EKG machine so you can perfect your techniques before even entering a hospital.
  • Small class size, with a limit of just 9 students per class.
  • Free BLS/CPR certification from Zenith Career Services.
  • In-house career-building workshops.
  • Set of scrubs (uniform).
  • Affordable tuition and flexible payment options put this course in reach for all students, regardless of socioeconomic status.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, and provide a valid government-issued photo ID. While anatomy and physiology knowledge is helpful, it’s not required for enrollment.

Our EKG tech program is recognized by the National Center for Competency Testing and course-accredited through NCCA. Contact us today to register for your EKG certification training program.

Flexible Tuition Payments

We acknowledge that the financial cost of higher education is a barrier for potential students, that’s why we are committed to assisting students at all socioeconomic levels who want to enroll. We are proud to provide one of the nation’s most affordable tuition rates among EKG certification programs. We offer several different payment plans and discounts on tuition. If none of our payment plans seem within your reach, we would be happy to talk with you and figure out a plan that works for you.

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All Altamont Healthcare graduates are eligible for our externship program upon certification. Externships are included in the Surgical Technologist program.

  • NOTE: The schedule & length of your externship are negotiated between you and your contracted hospital. Externships last 240-400 hours.

Summer 2024 EKG Tech Schedule

We are offering 3 EKG classes during Summer 2024:

  • Day Class: Tuesday-Friday 1pm – 5pm
  • Weekend Class: Friday 8am – 1pm & Saturday 8am – 5pm
  • Night Class: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Day Class Details:

  • Start Date: March 26, 2024
  • End Date: May 7, 2024
  • Orientation Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at 1:30PM
  • Payment Due Dates:
    • 1st – March 26, 2024
    • 2nd – April 9, 2024
    • 3rd – April 30, 2024

Weekend Class Details: 

  • Start Date: May 17, 2024
  • End Date: July 13, 2024
  • Orientation Date: Friday, May 10, 2024, at 9:30AM
  • Payment Due Dates:
    • 1st – May 17, 2024
    • 2nd – June 7, 2024
    • 3rd – June 28, 2024

Night Class Details: - CANCELLED

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  • End Date: ------------------
  • Orientation Date: Tuesday, April 2. 2024, at 5:30PM
  • Payment Due Dates:
    • 1st – April 8 ,2024
    • 2nd – April 22, 2024
    • 3rd – May 6, 2024

Spring 2024 EKG Tech Schedule

We are offering 3 EKG classes during Spring 2024:

  • Day Class: Tuesday-Friday 1pm – 5pm
  • Weekend Class: Friday 8am – 1pm & Saturday 8am – 5pm
  • Night Class: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Day Class Details:

  • Start Date: Jan. 16, 2024
  • End Date: Feb. 27, 2024
  • Orientation Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at 1:30PM
  • Payment Due Dates:
    • 1st – Jan. 16, 2024
    • 2nd – Jan. 30, 2024
    • 3rd – Feb. 13, 2024

Weekend Class Details: 

  • Start Date: Feb. 23, 2024
  • End Date: Apr. 13, 2024
  • Orientation Date: Friday, February 16, 2024, at 9:30AM
  • Payment Due Dates:
    • 1st – Feb. 23, 2024
    • 2nd – Mar. 15, 2024
    • 3rd – Apr. 5, 2024

Night Class Details: 

  • Start Date: Jan. 22, 2024
  • End Date: Mar. 7, 2024
  • Orientation Date: Tuesday, January 16. 2024, at 5:30PM
  • Payment Due Dates:
    • 1st – Jan. 22, 2024
    • 2nd – Feb. 5, 2024
    • 3rd – Feb. 19, 2024

  Costs Refund Policy
Registration Fee $250.00 Non-refundable
Book $100.00 Subject to change; non-refundable once ordered
Lab Materials $200.00 Non-refundable upon removal from packaging.
Uniform & PPE $50.00 Non-refundable upon removal from packaging.
$3,000.00 Refundable subject to Rules and Procedure below
Student Tuition Recovery Fund Fee $0.00 Non-Refundable; $0 for every $1,000 rounded to the nearest $1,000

Take advantage of our easy payment plans! We are committed to partnering up with you and helping you reach your goal of having a dependable and rewarding life-long healthcare career in the field of sterile processing.

If none of our plans work for you, we’d be happy to create a custom payment plan with you. If a special payment plan interests you, please call our office during operating hours or send us a message here.


All payment plans below do not include registration and book fees. The payment plans and discounts are based on the tuition rate of $3,000.00.

Option #1: Pay in full and receive a 10% discount. ($2,700.00)

Option #2: Two installments: Pay one third of the tuition ($1000.00) and receive a 5% discount on the remaining amount ($1,900.00).

Option #3: Full tuition is paid in three equal installments ($1000.00).

*All payments made after the designated due date will be charged a late payment fee of $20.00 regardless of balance. All discounts are subject to removal upon late payment.

Payment shall be made by cashier’s check, money order, or credit/debit card.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover & Paypal.

Altamont Healthcare is a cashless business.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Be at least 18 years or older at the time of enrollment
  • Have a valid government-issued photo ID
  • Have at least a high-school diploma or GED (College degrees are accepted)

No experience required.

Altamont Healthcare will provide you with all the background and skills you need to succeed in the program and your career. This program is perfect for people that have just graduated from high school/general education or who want to switch fields with little/no relevant work experience.

Externships are included in the cost of tuition. Experienced hospital staff will train you in a real-world setting, so you can feel comfortable performing your duties when you apply for jobs. Enrolling into the externship program after passing your board exam will give you an edge over inexperienced job candidates during the employment process.

Applying is easy.

To apply for our programs, you can submit an application online here. To reserve a spot in the class, you must complete the application and pay the application fee of $250 (non-refundable). Once your application has been accepted, you will be emailed your student portal login. If you are not ready to apply but want more information, register for our interest list by submitting a form here.

If you do not pay the $250 application fee, we will not process your application.

Altamont Healthcare aims to make enrollment and financing as easy as possible. With simple prerequisites and flexible payment options, we offer simplicity and affordability when it comes to getting your education.

Once you receive the login credentials, you may access the student portal and complete the enrollment documents that were sent to your account. Once your enrollment is complete, you will receive a link to the course registration page.

After you’ve registered for your class(es), you will see the course fees and tuition charges appear in your account.

See our Prerequisites and Tuition and Financial Options pages for more information on pricing and payment plans.

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School Values


Our programs build your knowledge from the ground up. We give you the building blocks to prepare you for the rigor of the healthcare industry.


Our teaching staff are professionals with years of experience. They will guide you towards peak performance and success in your new career.


We are dedicated to bolstering trade jobs and increasing the number of healthcare workers in our area.


Everyone should have the opportunity to work in healthcare regardless of time constraints or income.