Certified Cardiographic Technician

Cardiographic Technician Training Details

Certified Cardiographic Technicians are allied health professionals who are trained to perform various diagnostic procedures at the request of a physician. The results of these procedures are used in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients suffering from cardiac diseases. Cardiographic Technicians are also sometimes referred to as Cardiology or Cardiac Technicians.

This program offers an advanced form of EKG Technician training. In addition to learning how to monitor EKG machines and interpret EKG/ECG readouts, the curriculum includes training in Holter monitoring and stress testing. Through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training, students will be provided with the knowledge and practical experience needed to enter this high-growth field.

Employment Opportunities for Cardiographic Technicians

The employment opportunities and job growth for this career are considered strong. Due to the aging baby boomer population, the healthcare industry in general is expected to see a considerable increase in growth over the next decade.

As the population continues to age, the rate of heart disease will become more prevalent and the demand for Cardiographic Technicians is expected to grow. Graduates of this program can seek employment in hospitals, physicians’ offices, nursing homes, ambulatory care centers, and cardiologists’ offices.

Certification / Registry Exam Eligibility

CCT graduates are eligible to take the Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) exam offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). Graduates who pass the exam will earn the CCT credential.

Eligibility requirements for the CCT credential are solely determined by CCI, and are subject to change at any time. CCI is an independent organization. AIMS does not guarantee certification/registry exam eligibility.

Program Length:
  • 200 clock hours
  • Classroom instruction and lab - 120 hours
  • Clinical internship - 80 hours
  • The day program can be completed in approximately 3 months.
  • The evening program can be completed in approximately 4 months.
  • The weekend program can be completed in approximately 6 months.
Minimum Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED
Employment opportunities available in multiple settings
  • Hospitals
  • Cardiologists, offices
  • Physicians' offices
  • Diagnostic laboratories
  • Nursing homes
  • Ambulatory care centers

Key Information



Start Date

Mar 15, 2017 (Day)


3 - 6 Months*


Monday - Friday
9:00am to 2:00pm



Other Financial Assistance


* Weekend and evening programs take longer to complete than day programs.

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