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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 29, 20173:00pm September 21, 2017
    CET - October 27, 20173:00pm October 19, 2017
    CET - November 24, 20173:00pm November 16, 2017
    CET - December 22, 20173:00pm December 14, 2017
    CET - August 18, 20173:00pm August 10, 2017

    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 2016/2017 EKG Technician Schedule

    Classes meet twice a week for 6 weeks.

    STLEKG Monday/Wednesday Evenings 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    EKG1839 March 27, 2017 May 03, 2017 Closed
    EKG1840 June 05, 2017 July 12, 2017 Closed
    EKG1841 August 07, 2017 September 18, 2017 Open
    EKG1842 October 09, 2017 November 15, 2017 Open
    EKG1843 December 11, 2017 January 29, 2018 Open
    ST. LOUIS CITY SCHOOL OF PHLEBOTOMY
    2016