EKG Technician

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Continuing Education
409.944.1344  |  CE@GC.EDU

Galveston College Continuing Education

Certified EKG Technician (CET) 

Electrocardiography (EKG/ECG) is the study of the measurement of electrical activity in the heart and the recording of such activity as a visual trace on paper or a cardiac monitor, using electrodes placed on the skin of the limbs and chest.

The EKG Technician course presents the student with knowledge of the heart’s anatomy, physiology, function, how it produces electricity, and how one records this electricity with an EKG machine and/or a telemetry monitor. The course explores how to interpret EKG changes in commonly seen diseases and important heart rhythm disturbances. This course introduces the student to the skills required for employment in an EKG stress testing laboratory, as well as an ambulatory EKG monitoring center.  Upon successful completion of this course the student should be prepared the student to take the National Healthcare Association (NHA) Certified EKG Technician (CET) examination. Included in the cost of this course is one attempt at the CET examination, which will be scheduled by the instructor and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

This program is eligible for a payment plan, and additional funding sources may exist for qualified students. The textbook and study guide, and practice exams are included with the tuition. Students must have a valid American Heart Association BLS-CPR prior to enrolling in the course, and meet the Healthcare program requirements. Classes are offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters.  Please check our schedule for updated course offerings.


Average Hourly Wage


Time to Completion

10 weeks

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Moody Hall – Room 140


Galveston College – Continuing Education
4015 Avenue Q, Suite M-140
Galveston, TX  77550