Cardiographic Technician

(230 Hours)

The Cardiographic Technician program at Polaris Career Center is designed to prepare students to perform non-invasive cardiac testing procedures such as electrocardiograms, Holter and telemetry monitoring, and stress testing. Students will also learn employability skills. Cardiographic technicians work in hospitals and cardiology offices to assist physicians in the diagnosis and monitoring of heart disease.

Students will receive 130 hours of classroom training and have the opporunity to gain practical experience through a 100-hour unpaid externship in a local clinical setting. A minimum of 90% attendance with a C average or better is required for students to participate in the externship opportunity in a non-smoking facility.

Upon completion, students will be eligible to take either the Certified EKG technician, (CET) exam through National Healthcareer Association, or the Cardiographic Technician (CCT) exam through Cardiovascular Credentialing Internation.

Note: Students enrolled in programs with externships may be required to complete (at the student’s expense), immunizations/titers, drug screening, physical exam, and/or background check prior to the student’s placement at an externship site.

Externship hours must be completed during daytime working hours, Monday through Friday.

Successful completion of a Medical Terminology course is recommended but, not required.

Certifications/Licensure include:

Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) or,
Certified EKG Technician (CET)


Fall 2016
Monday & Wednesday
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
September 12, 2016 – January 25, 2017 (approximate ending date)

Spring 2017
Monday & Wednesday
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
February 13, 2017 – June 12, 2017 (approximate ending date)

Tuition Fee:  $2,995 (includes non-refundable materials fee of $435)
Tuition includes textbooks, supplies, and certification examination fee.
Students may expect the following additional costs:   uniform, immunizations/titers, drug screening, physical exam, and/or background check.

For more information, call the Transitions Coordinator at 440-891-7697 for more information.

Program Resource

Course of Study


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Cardiographic Technician 2015-2016 Advisory Members

Ms. Alicia Burkle, Cleveland Clinic – Central Monitoring Unit
Mr. Christopher Dan, Lakewood Hospital
Mr. Andrew DeValve, Cardiac Diagnostic Services
Ms. Mary Esquivel, Southwest General Health Center
Ms. Theresa Guy, Cleveland Clinic
Ms. Holly Lucas, Southwest General Health Center
Ms. Suzanne Marlon, MetroHealth Medical Center
Ms. Monica Sochecki, Lakewood Hospital