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EKG Technician program info

Program Description

The EKG (Electrocardiograph) Technician program is 40-clock hours and will run for 1 day a week, eight (8) hours for a total of 5 weeks. Classes will meet on Fridays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. A Certified EKG Technician (CET) administers and interprets EKG tests in a variety of clinical settings, including hospitals and physicians offices.

The CET prepares and educates patients prior to collecting valuable diagnostic data that is used by the physician to determine cardiovascular functions/rhythm.

The Mid-America College of Health Sciences EKG Technician program will provide students with the real-world clinical skills that are essential to working in an hospital environment and physicians’ offices; prepare the patient for stress testing and be able to apply Holter monitors.

Each student will be prepared to assist physicians in proper placement of EKG lead using their knowledge of 3-lead, 5-lead or 12-lead electrodes on patients.

The program will provide students with the clinical, technical, and professional skills they need to be successful in the health care industry.

Students will gain a solid understanding of human anatomy, EKG theory, EKG application and monitoring, stress testing, and infection control, patient care, and HIPPA rule/confidentiality.

Upon completion of the 5-week program, students will have the clinical knowledge and proficiency required of the EKG Technician and will be prepared to take the National Certification examination through the National Healthcare Association (NHA).

Upon successful completion of the EKG Technician program, the student will be awarded a Certificate of completion in EKG. The application and examination fee for the National Certification Exam is not included in the tuition for this program.

Upon successfully passing the NHA CET National Certification exam, individuals may gain employment in a variety of medical settings across the United States. Certifications through the NHA are accepted in all 50 US states. 

General Admission Requirements

Prospective applicants must submit or meet each of the requirements listed below, and copies of required documents must be submitted to the admissions office before the first day of class.

If you cannot obtain each requirement prior to the start date of your selected program or course, you will need to postpone your enrollment and resubmit a registration for a later start date.

Enrollments are conditional until all fees, paperwork, and admission requirements are completed.

  • High school diploma or GED*
  • Valid state ID
  • Valid SSN card
  • Plain black scrub set and royal blue long-sleeve undershirt
  • White leather or pleather sneakers
  • No long or artificial nails (OSHA requirements)
  • No facial piercings

*Students that have obtained a high school diploma outside of the United States must have their educational credentials evaluated for US equivalency by a professional evaluation agency. Unevaluated foreign high school credentials will not be accepted. 

Course Schedule

EKG (Electrocardiograph) Technician is a 40-clock hour program and 5 weeks in length.

Students will attend classes in-person once a week on Fridays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Class Time
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Available Start Dates

Classes for the EKG Technician program meet on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for 5 weeks.

The following 2024 start dates are available:

  • Aug. 16 – Sep. 20, 2024
  • Nov. 22 – Dec. 20, 2024

Financial assistance is available

The Great Jobs KC Job Training Program will pay all tuition and fees for qualifying applicants.

Cost & Registration

The EKG Technician program is $820.00 which includes the cost of tuition, textbook, NHA study materials, and lab supplies. There is an additional $25.00 non-refundable registration fee. 

Acceptable forms of payment are:

  • Cash – (must be exact change)
  • Money order – (made out to Mid-America College of Health Sciences)
  • Cashier’s check – (made out to Mid-America College of Health Sciences)
  • Zelle – (Zelle payments are to be sent to AR@macohs.edu)


Tuition and fees are due in full before the first day of class unless the student has been approved for funding by a third-party sponsor. There are no payment plans for this program.

Students may qualify for financial assistance through Great Jobs KCKansas Workforce PartnershipMissouri Full Employment Council (FEC), and more. Please see our Financial Assistance page for more details.

To speak with our admissions staff about this program, text or leave a voicemail at (913) 708-8323 . You can also speak to us in person at
10000 W 75th Street, Suite 241, Merriam, KS 66204 

If you’ve made up your mind, register and start the enrollment process now by clicking the green button. 

Frequently Asked Questions

No, the Certificate of Completion you receive after completing this course will not make you a Certified EKG Technician, or CET. For that, you’ll have to take and pass the National Healthcarer Association’s EKG Technician Certification Examination.

After registering to take the National Healthcarer Association’s EKG Technician Certification Examination at your own expense, you can take the exam at our school.

Yes, your CET certification is valid for two (2) years and will expire two (2) years from the date it was issued.