Certified Cardiographic Technician

Cardiac Monitor 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.

Clinical Internship

The Certified Cardiographic Technician program requires students to complete a mandatory 80-hour clinical internship. Students will be placed at a clinical site by the AIMS Internship Department. The internship is designed to provide practical training in a real work environment; students will have a mentor who trains and guides them. Students are not permitted to begin the internship until all required classroom and lab hours are completed.

AIMS Education has clinical affiliations with numerous healthcare facilities throughout New Jersey and the surrounding areas. Students will be placed at one or more of these affiliated sites and must complete their clinical hours based on the schedule provided by the school. Internship schedules are based on the availability of clinical sites. All students (Day and Evening) must be prepared to complete their internship during normal business hours (Monday through Friday). The majority of clinical sites do not allow students to complete clinical hours in the evening or on the weekend.

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 Admission Requirements:
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Passing score on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (administered at AIMS)
Employment opportunities available in multiple settings
  • Hospitals
  • Cardiologists, offices
  • Physicians' offices
  • Diagnostic laboratories
  • Nursing homes
  • Ambulatory care centers

Key Information

Name

CCT

Start Date
 

Apr 27, 2017 (Day)
May 30, 2017 (Eve)

Length

3 - 6 Months*

Schedule


 

Monday - Friday
9:00am to 2:00pm
or
5:30pm to 9:30pm

FSA

No

Other Financial Assistance

Yes
 

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

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