EKG: Electrocardiogram Technician

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EKG Technicians operate and read electrocardiogram machines while performing various tests on patients. The results help cardiologists make accurate diagnoses.

Cost of Enrollment: $610

Cost of Tuition & Externship: $3,000 (subject to discount)

Total Cost of Program: $3,610

What is an EKG Technician & What do they do?

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 in order to detect diseases, disorders, 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.

Program Features

Our certification 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.
  • 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 that can be found here. 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.

EKG Tech program graduates may take the NCCT board exam at an Altamont Healthcare location.

  • Starting September 7, 2021, Graduates are entitled to 1 free test. All attempts after the first are subject to a sitting fee. Students that reschedule or cancel their test may be charged a sitting fee.
  • Outside students may take their ECG Technician, Tech in Surgery (Surgical Technologist), or Medical Office Assistant (MOA) tests with Altamont Healthcare for a $20 fee.

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 2023 EKG Tech Schedule

We are offering 3 EKG classes during Summer 2023:

  • Day Class: Tuesday-Friday
  • Night Class: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
  • Weekend Class: Friday & Saturday

Day Class Details:

  • Start: April 11, 2023
  • End: May 24, 2023
  • Tuesday through Friday from 1 PM to 5 PM
  • Orientation Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 1:30 PM
  • Payment Due Dates:
    • 1st – April 11, 2023
    • 2nd – To be determine
    • 3rd – To be determine

Night Class Details:

  • Start: April 10, 2023
  • End: May 25, 2023
  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 PM -10:30 PM
  • Orientation Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2023, at 5:30 PM
  • Payment Due Dates:
    • 1st – April 10, 2023
    • 2nd – To be determine
    • 3rd – To be determine

Weekend Class Details: 

  • Start: May 12, 2023
  • End: July 8, 2023
  • Friday from 8 AM to 1 PM; Saturday from 8 AM to 5 PM
  • Orientation Date: Friday, May 5, 2023, at 9:30 AM
  • Payment Due Dates:
    • 1st – May 12, 2023
    • 2nd – To be determine
    • 3rd – To be determine

Spring 2023 EKG Tech Schedule

We are offering 2 EKG classes during Spring 2023:

  • Day Class: Tuesday-Friday 1pm – 5pm
  • Weekend Class: Friday 8am – 1pm & Saturday 8am – 5pm

Day Class Details:

  • Start Date: January 24, 2023
  • End Date: March 8, 2023
  • Orientation Date: January 17, 2023, at 1:30PM
  • Payment Due Dates:
    • 1st – January 24, 2023
    • 2nd – February 14, 2023
    • 3rd – February 28, 2023

Weekend Class Details: 

  • Start Date: February 24, 2023
  • End Date: April 15, 2023
  • Orientation Date: Saturday, February 17. 2023, at 9:30AM
  • Payment Due Dates:
    • 1st – February 24, 2023
    • 2nd – March 17, 2023
    • 3rd – March 31, 2023

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.

  Costs Refund Policy
Registration Fee $250.00 Non-refundable
Book $125.00 Subject to change; non-refundable when already ordered
Materials and Lab Fee $225.00 Non-refundable upon removal from packaging.
Tuition + Externship
Passing the certification exam is a requirement for enrollment in externship.
$3,000.00 Refundable subject to Rules and Procedure below
Student Tuition Recovery Fund Fee $10.00 Non-Refundable; $0.50 for every $1,000 rounded to the nearest $1,000


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

Option #1: Full payment entitles students to 10% discount on tuition. ($2,700.00)

Option #2: Pay one third of the payment by the first installment date ($1000.00) and the remaining amount entitles the student to a 5% discount if paid by the second installment date ($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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Our Surgical Technologist program requires that applicants pass an interview with Admissions Staff.

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

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