EKG Technician course info

Course Description

The EKG (Electrocardiograph) Technician course is a 40-hour course that 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 course 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.

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.

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

Upon completion of the 5 week course, 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 course, 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.

General Admission Requirements

  • 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

Course Schedule

The EKG (Electrocardiograph) Technician course is 5 weeks in length with classes that take place in person on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


Successful applicants are also required to attend an orientation on the Friday preceding the course start date from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

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 2023 start dates are available:

  • Dec. 1 – Dec. 29, 2023

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:

  • Feb. 9 – Mar. 8, 2024
  • Apr. 19 – May 17, 2024
  • July 12 – Aug. 9, 2023
  • Sep. 13 – Oct. 11, 2024

Financial assistance is available

If you qualify, KC Scholars will pay for your tuition and fees for the EKG Technician course.

Cost & Registration

Cost for the EKG Technician course is $820.00, and covers the cost of the book, lab supplies, study guide and NHA practice tests. There’s also a $25 non-refundable application fee and a 2.3% processing charge that applies to every transaction.

Payment must be paid in full before the first day of class. Students may qualify for the Kansas Workforce, or MO Full Employment Council (FEC) financial assistance program.

To speak with one of our admissions staff about this program, call or text (913) 708-8323 or stop by our facility at 10000 W 75th Street, Suite 241, Merriam, KS 66204. If you’ve made the decision to enroll, you may kickstart the enrollment process by clicking that button and register today.

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.