Cardiovascular Technician (EKG)

This 112 hour course prepares individuals with skills to deliver safe and competent patient care in analyzing heart rhythms and performing EKGs. This course is designed to provide individual with critical thinking and problem solving knowledge to use in everyday practice. Course work includes classroom and simulations practice and clinical rotations. Upon satisfactory completion of this entire course, students will be allowed to take the written and skills competency for National ASPT EKG Certification exam.

Photo of EKG tape

Estimated Program Cost

Tuition: $219
Book fees: $180.00 (estimated)
Name Tag: $10.98 plus tax
Uniform: $51.20 plus tax
Criminal Background Check: $125
BLS Class: $80.00
Immunizations vary
ASPT Exam: $90.00

*All prices subject to change

View an explanation of registration fees



  1. BLS certified.
  2. High School Diploma/HSE/ High School Transcript.
  3. Two matching government ID cards (Photo driver’s license/social security card/military or passport).

Upcoming Courses

Cardiovascular Technician (EKG Tech)
January 23 – May 8, Traditional class Mon. 8:30 AM – 16:00 PM. Smithfield Campus

Admission Process

To register, bring copies of the following to the Registration/Orientation:

  • Your completed Registration Form (PDF)
  • A copy of your High School diploma or equivalent*
  • Valid Driver's License
  • BLS
  • Social Security Card

**You must be certified in BLS (CPR)  for this class.
Please call (919) 209-2522 to register.
BLS (CPR) is offered the second and fourth Saturdays each month. Cost is $77.75

For more information:

First contact:

Lori Collier
Administrative Assistant to Nurse Aide Programs

If no reply within 24 hours, please contact Connie Grady.

Connie H. Grady
Department Chair of Health Education and Nurse Aide Programs
Office: Public Safety Services J1130
Phone: (919) 464-2355