Certified Electrocardiogram Technician

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At a Glance

The Certified Electrocardiogram Technician (CET) program at Saint Joseph’s College offers students the opportunity to learn the knowledge necessary to become a CET, but also to learn the skills through hands-on and relevant learning. Before students are sent out for their clinical experiences, we replicate real-life situations in our new EKG lab; this allows our students to practice and perfect their learning and skills, including performing ten EKG’s on individuals (required for certification).

EKG Technicians usually work at hospitals or health clinics, however, some Technicians will work in doctors’ offices and private practices, but they will always work directly with patients. Patients who need electrocardiograms done will vary from someone who is getting a routine physical or someone who is being screened for surgery.  Earning an EKG certification is an excellent starting point for a productive career path.


Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible to sit for their CET national certification.  The certification is through the National Healthcareers Association; the exam fee is included in the registration fee.

Course Topics

In the Certified Electrocardiogram Technician program, the skills and topics you will learn include:

  • Scope of Practice of EKG Technician

  • HIPAA Regulations

  • Consent

  • Infection Control

  • Communication

  • Vital Signs

  • Patient Preparation

  • Basic Anatomy & Physiology of the Heart

  • EKG Equipment

  • EKG Acquisition

  • Intervals & Waveforms

  • Arrhythmias

  • Conducting EKGS

  • EKG Analysis & Interpretation

  • Heart Rate & Rhythm

Career Outlook

The average hourly pay for a Certified Electrocardiogram Technician is  $12.00 – $15.00

The job outlook for CETs expected to grow much faster than average.


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Start Dates and Times


January 25 - March 3, 2022

5pm to 9pm

April 26 - June 2, 2022

9am to 1pm

July 19 - August 25, 2022

5pm to 9pm

September 6 - October 13, 2022

9am to 1pm

All classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday each week.


* All times listed are Central Time


**Additional start dates will be added

if enrollment permits

Program Info


CET Tuition: $600

Non-refundable registration fee: $100

Scrubs and background check are required at the student's expense

6-week class

Meets 2 days each week

4 hours each day

Class size: 12 students

Space is limited, please register early to secure your spot

Contact Us


Interested in learning more about the Certified Electrocardiogram Technician program?


Contact Hali Chapman

Program Director at


219-866-6000 ext. 2022



Core Education Building

Room 115

1214 Tonner Road

Rensselaer, IN 47978