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

2021-22 Curriculum

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



‡ Prerequisite required.
Cardiovascular Technology/EKG Technician students are not required to take BIOSCI-177/179 or 201/202 as prerequisites to BIOSCI-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.

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Already a student? You can visit Self-Service (link) and choose Student Planning to register for classes.

2021-2022 Program Card

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Important Dates

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Career Outlook

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


EKG Technician


Admission Requirements

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


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Last updated: 08/30/2021