Cardiovascular Technician/Monitor

Please refer to the current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for upcoming dates and times.

This 70-hour program prepares students to become certified EKG technicians/monitor techs. The course will cover anatomy and physiology of the heart, principles of EKG, and recognition of multiple cardiac dysrhythmias which affect heart function. Students will learn cardiac terminology and medical disease processes. The medical and legal aspects of patient contact will be covered. Skills include operating EKG equipment, running EKG’s, mounting strips, and the reading and interpretation of cardiac tracings. There will be a graded final exam to prepare the student for the National Certification Exam. Students will practice with equipment and perform hands-on labs. An eight hour CPR class will be offered on a Saturday as a part of the course hours

EKG technicians are employed in physician offices, hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities. Monitor technicians are employed in hospitals.


H.S. diploma or equivalent required to take the National exam. TABE test required (Reading: 12.0 / Math: 10.0)

Impressive Facts

Our EKG Technician students have a 100% pass rate on the national certification exam for 2014 – 2017


  • Registration – $180.00 plus $1.00 insurance fee
  • Book required – $63.00 (approximate); please contact Coastal’s Bookstore for exact pricing 910.938.6295
  • National Certification Testing is available to students through the National Healthcare Association upon successful completion of the course (optional) $105.00
  • Online practice assessments for National Exam (optional) – $50.00