Cardiographic Technician

Top Cardiographic Technician Program in Northeast Ohio & Cleveland Area

Questions? Call us NOW at (440) 891-7600!

(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 and lab time. In addition, students will have the opportunity 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. Note: Externship hours must be completed during daytime working hours, Monday through Friday. Healthcare providers require immunizations for students participating in externships. The cost of the immunization(s) will be the student’s responsibility. Prior to the externship, students will be required to have a background check. Upon completion, students will be eligible to take the Cardiographic Technician (CCT) exam through Cardiovascular Credentialing International. The exam is administered at Polaris Career Center.

Prerequisite: Medical Terminology course or concurrent enrollment in a Medical Terminology course. Proof of registration or successful course completion (transcript or certificate of completion) is required. Polaris Career Center offers the Medical Terminology course, see below. Medical Terminology test-out is available.


Fall 2015
Monday & Wednesday
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
September 2015 – January 2016 (approximate ending date)

Spring 2016

Monday & Wednesday
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
February 2016 – June 2016 (approximate ending date)

Tuition Fee:  $2,995 (includes non-refundable materials fee of $525)
Tuition includes textbooks, supplies, and certification examination fee.
Students can expect the following additional costs: immunizations and/or titres and uniform.

Registration begins at the Information Night on Thursday, May 6, 2015.


Call Elaine Byrd at (440) 891-7697 for more information.



Your success in the healthcare field requires a working knowledge of the language and medical terminology.  Basic information about the structures and functions of each body system is presented to aid in mastering the meaning and spelling of thousands of medical terms and abbreviations.

T     6:00 PM – 9:00 PM     May 13, 2014 – August 26, 2014
Th   6:00 PM – 9:00 PM     August 21, 2014 – December 18, 2014 (no class 11/13 and 11/27)
Th   6:00 PM – 9:00 PM     February 5, 2015 – May 28, 2015
Class fee $445   Materials fee $100   Total $545
*Payment plan available

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Cardiographic Technician 2014-2015 Advisory Members

Ms. Alicia Burkle, Cleveland Clinic – Central Monitoring Unit
Mr. Christopher Dan, Lakewood Hospital
Ms. Theresa Guy, Cleveland Clinic
Ms. Holly Lucas, Southwest General Health Center
Mr. Roy Yarris, Cardiac Diagnostic Services