Electrocardiography (EKG) Technician

Program Type: Hybrid
Program Level: Continuing Education
Department: Continuing Education
Institute: Health & Biosciences
College: SPC


What is the Electrocardiography (EKG) Technician program?

Prepare for the Certified EKG Technician (CET). Students will learn to operate as Certified Cardiographic Technicians. Cardiographic technicians are part of medical care teams that diagnose and/or treat patients with heart conditions and may perform electrocardiography (EKG) tests, create sonographic images, install catheters, help with surgery, assist physicians in diagnosis, and treatment. (Exam Voucher Included)



  • Medical Terminology - HPRS-2002
  • Electrocardiography - ECRD-1011
  • EKG Lab/Externship - ECRD-1091
  • EKG Certification Prep - ECRD-1091 


Program Information

Time Commitment

272 Contact Hours

14 Week Training


Certified EKG Technician (CET)

Career Outlook

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Program Requirements      CE Allied Health Requirements Checklist

Immunization Records: Varicella #1 and #2 Hepatitis B #1, #2, #3 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis) Tuberculosis (TB) Test Results; Background Check (completed at www.precheck.com)

Possess proficiency in English (reading, writing, and speaking skills)
You are at least eighteen (18) years of age

Some high school

Must have access to computer/tablet and internet

Allied Health Requirement Checklist


Externship Requirements

  • Students who wish to secure their placement in the upcoming Electrocardiography (EKG) Technician program, must complete the list of immunizations and other requirements below, prior to attending the EKG Clinical Lab and Externship. Failure to complete the requirements listed will prevent students from participating in externships and earning their certification credentials.
    • Background Check Drug Screen CPR/BLS Tuberculosis (TB) Test Results (within 1 yr.) Flu Meningitis MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Hepatitis A 1st Hepatitis A 2nd Hepatitis B 1st Hepatitis B 2nd Hepatitis B 3rd Varicella 1st Varicella 2nd Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) COVID (full vaccine & booster)



Effective Sept 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Financial Aid Resources

Contact Information

CE Tier 2

Phone: 210-212-5266 (Option 4)
Email: CETier2@alamo.edu
Campus: District Support Office

CE Specialist

Vanessa Bailey
Email: dst-alamoICD@alamo.edu
Phone: 210-485-0845
Campus: District Support Office (DSO)


Additional Information

For assistance with program information or registration, email us at CETier2@alamo.edu and our CE staff will get back to you. Thank you.