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EKG Technician

  • Start date: Revolving
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Level: Beginner
  • Location: On-Site

The field of cardiology is a challenging, high-demand career field where technicians have the opportunity to work with patients and medical teams to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions. EKG Technicians play a key role in collecting the diagnostic information that physicians depend on to provide patients with the correct treatment plans. Because these diagnostics are so key, St. Louis School of Phlebotomy has established a rigorous curriculum designed to give our graduates a comprehensive training in:

  • Cardiac Anatomy
  • Cardiac Physiology
  • Electrical Conduction in the Heart
  • 12-Lead EKG Administration
  • Identification and Interpretation of EKG Tracings
  • Holter and Telemetry Monitoring
  • Patient Care and Advising

  • The EKG Technician program at St. Louis School of Phlebotomy was developed by a physician to ensure the highest quality information. Our program stands above the rest because of it's attention to the knowledge behind the science of the heart in addition to the technical expertise of performing diagnostics.


    EKG Technician Program Admissions Requirements:
  • 18 Years of Age or Older
  • High School Diploma, GED, or International High School Diploma Equivalency

  • See upcoming class dates on the schedule page and register today to secure your seat in an upcoming session!


    The 6-Week EKG technician program consists of the three following parts:

    Lecture Skills Lab Assessments
    Two sessions per week for 6 weeks, each session lasting 4 hours. EKG recording and basic interpretation, Holter monitoring, and Stress testing fundamentals. 4 quizzes are required and given weekly in class.
    A book is provided to you for reference and study. EKG Administration, vital signs collection, and related patient care techniques taught hands-on. Comprehensive final written final examination.
    Material is presented by a qualified and state approved instructor. Patient preparation, cardiac anatomy, and charting taught to bolster skills. Final evaluation of your practical EKG skills.

    The following is the break-down for tuition and fees for the EKG Technician course.

    • Registration Fee: $50
    • Tuition: $500
    • Laboratory Fee: $75
    • Textbook Fee: $25
    Registration fee is due to hold your seat in the program and is nonrefundable after 3 business days

    The St. Louis School of Phlebotomy is an approved EKG certificate program through the Missouri Department of Higher Education. Students who have successfully completed the EKG Program will be given the option to sit for an accredited national examination through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) to become a Certified EKG Technician (CET). This is optional and employment is not contingent upon successful completion; although it may make an individual more competitive in the job market.

    TESTING DATEEXAM TIMEREG. CLOSES
    CET - September 11, 20203:00pm September 03, 2020
    CET - October 09, 20203:00pm October 01, 2020
    CET - November 13, 20203:00pm November 05, 2020
    CET - June 12, 20203:00pm June 04, 2020
    CET - July 10, 20203:00pm July 02, 2020
    CET - December 11, 20203:00pm December 03, 2020
    CET - August 14, 20203:00pm August 06, 2020

    Payment plans are available to divide the cost of the program over the time you are enrolled. These plans are provided at no additional cost and available to all students. You can choose one of the three payment plans listed below to pay for your enrollment in the EKG Technician program at STLSP:

    Plan A Plan B Plan C
    Registration Fee $50 at Registration $50 at Registration $50 at Registration
    Week 1 $350 $100 $200
    Week 2 $50 $100 $0
    Week 3 $50 $100 $200
    Week 4 $50 $100 $0
    Week 5 $50 $100 $200
    Week 6 $50 $100 $0

    One of the major factors to consider when pursuing education in any field is the what the hiring market looks like for students after graduation. While no school can guarantee that graduates will find a job, STLSP is committed to providing career assistance services that will guide the student through the job application process.

    Quick Facts EKG Technician
    2015 Median Pay* $63,630 per year ($30.59 per hour)
    Typical Entry-Level Education Postsecondary certificate
    Work Experience Required in a Related Occupation None
    Additional On-the-job Training Required None
    Number of Jobs (2014) 591,300
    Job Outlook (2014-2024) 23% (Much faster than average)
    Employment Change (2014-2024) 138,900

    Data Table From: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm (data retrieved September 12, 2016).

    * - Pay per hour may be lower than stated for EKG Technicians because the U.S. Department of Labor groups EKG Technicians with cardiovascular technicians of other levels and lists average pay for all of those positions. According to payscale.com EKG Technicians make between $9.87 and $19.92/hour

    Upcoming 2020/2021 EKG Technician Schedule

    Classes meet twice a week for 6 weeks.

    STLEKG Monday/Wednesday Afternoon 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    EKG4242 January 06, 2020 February 17, 2020 Closed
    EKG4243 April 06, 2020 May 13, 2020 Closed
    EKG4244 July 13, 2020 August 19, 2020 Open
    EKG4245 October 12, 2020 November 18, 2020 Open
    EKG4246 January 04, 2021 February 15, 2021 Open
    STLEKG Monday/Wednesday Evenings 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    EKG3259 November 18, 2019 December 30, 2019 Closed
    EKG4238 February 24, 2020 April 01, 2020 Closed
    EKG4239 June 01, 2020 July 08, 2020 Closed
    EKG4240 August 24, 2020 October 05, 2020 Open
    EKG4241 November 23, 2020 December 28, 2020 Open
    ST. LOUIS SCHOOL OF PHLEBOTOMY
    2017