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Electrocardiograph Technician

Welcome!

Thank you for stopping by! The Electrocardiograph Technician program is one semester long. Seating is limited and is based on available clinical space.

Program Overview

The Electrocardiograph Technician program prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians and nurses, to administer ECG diagnostic examinations and report results to the treatment team.  You will learn about basic anatomy and physiology, the cardiovascular system, medical terminology, cardiovascular medications and effects, patient care, ECG administration, equipment operation and maintenance, interpretation of cardiac rhythm, patient record management, and professional standards and ethics.

Admissions

Acceptance to Fletcher Technical Community College does not guarantee acceptance into the Electrocardiograph Technician program. To apply to the Electrocardiograph Technician program, please complete the program checklist and application found under the links tab and submit to the Department of Nursing and Allied Health along with required documents.

Things to consider before applying to the Electrocardiograph Technician program:

Students must meet minimum score requirements:

  • ACT: English – 16 & Math – 15
  • Accuplacer Classic: Writing – 77 & Elementary Algebra – 46
  • Accuplacer Next Gen- Writing 225 & Math QRAS – 242

OR

Test scores can be combined with official transcript(s) to meet required eligibility.

Must be eligible for Engl 1000 and Math 0098/Math 1160 or higher.

  • Students must submit a background check clear of any felony conviction(s).
  • Students offered admission into the program must pass random drug screen(s).
  • Required immunizations are 2 MMR shots (measles, mumps, and rubella), a current tetanus – diphtheria (TD) shot within the last 10 years.
  • Hep B series must be started.
  • Flu vaccination or waiver
  • Physical Exam
  • Current TB test

The Electrocardiograph Technician program is a noncredit Workforce Course. The tuition for the program is $900. You can find the ECG cost sheet under LINKS for a breakdown of costs associated with the program. This is not a financial aid eligible program. Students must pay tuition upon registration unless notified otherwise.

Salary & Career Outlook

 

**This program has a clinical component to complete the program.  Please be advised that Fletcher’s Nursing and Allied Health faculty members work closely with many clinical sites to provide an optimal clinical experience for all of its students. Fletcher must follow policies and guidelines set forth by programmatic accreditation boards as well as hospital policies. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we must abide by the federal, state, local, college and health care facility mandates. At this time, your program completion date is dependent upon our ability to enter and complete training in clinical facility. Fletcher’s faculty and administration will work with all of our partners to complete clinical hours in a safe and timely manner when possible.  We thank you for choosing Fletcher for your career goals and look forward to working with you to achieve success. We appreciate your flexibility as we continue to adapt.

CONTACT

Nursing & Allied Health

(985) 448-5944

Schriever Campus