EKG Technician

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: Healthcare
  • Program Code: N/A
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Certificate
  • Start Dates: January

About the EKG Technician Certificate


Learn the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the heart, and develop the skills needed to complete and interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs). This program prepares you to take the Certified Cardiographics Technician examination, leading to a Certified Cardiographics Technician (CCT) credential as administered by Cardiac Credentialing International (CCI).

You can apply your credits toward completing the Cardiovascular Technology – Echocardiography associate degree or Cardiovascular Technology – Invasive associate degree.

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Cardiovascular Technology - Echocardiography

Learn to perform echocardiograms, a widely used diagnostic test for heart disease. Echocardiography technologists perform the tests in hospitals and outpatient facilities, utilizing ultrasound equipment to gather data about the cardiac chambers, valves and vessels leading to and from the heart. Completing this program fulfills prerequisites to take the Registered Cardiac Sonographer (CCI) or Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (ARDMS) exam.

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Cardiovascular Technology - Invasive

Prepare for a rewarding career as a cardiac catheterization technologist, assisting cardiologists in cardiac catheterization labs with the care of heart patients and performing diagnostic and interventional procedures related to stent placements, pacemaker implants, and other heart or blood vessel conditions. Completing this program fulfills prerequisites to take the Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) exam given by Cardiac Credentialing International (CCI).

Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) CVTECH-102 Introduction to CVT ‡ 2
(1) CVTECH-110 EKG Analysis ‡ 2
(1) CVTECH-115 Essentials of Cardiac Care 1 ‡ 4
(1) NATSCI-197 Microbiology * 4



( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.
Cardiovascular Technology/EKG Technician students are not required to take NATSCI-177/179 or 201/202 as prerequisites to NATSCI-197; go to Selfservice.matc.edu and submit a waiver indicating you are a CVT/EKG Technician student.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Some certificates can be earned while completing associate degrees and/or technical diplomas that are eligible for financial aid. Certificate programs alone are not eligible for financial aid; contact MATC for details.

All credits in certificate programs must be earned at MATC with a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher. Upon completion of the certificate’s requirements, the student’s transcript is notated with the credential earned.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

2020-2021 Program Card

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Career Outlook

Employment opportunities include working with patients undergoing EKGs in hospitals, clinics and physicians’ offices.


EKG Technician


Admission Requirements

This program admits students through a petition selection process.

Learn more about the petition process

Also required for admission:

  • One year of high school-level biology, chemistry and algebra (grade C or higher)


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Healthcare Academic & Career Pathway

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, H Building, Room H116
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 08/24/2020