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Electrocardiography Technician, Certificate of Achievement

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CT_CTEV
Control Number: 22416

Completion of this certificate will allow students to pursue career opportunities as holter monitor technicians, ECG technicians, monitor (telemetry) technicians, pacemaker technicians, and stress testing technicians.

Program Outcomes

  1. Be prepared for entry-level employment as a professional and competent Cardiovascular Technologist to meet the needs of the local health care community.

Certificate Requirements

Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.

  1. Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded. A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing his or her final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog. 
  2. Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program.  Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation.  Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary.  Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.

Minimum Grade Requirement
In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

Program Prerequisites

Course Title Units
ALH A010Health Occupations0.5
ALH A111Medical Terminology3
BIOL A221Anatomy-Physiology4
Total Units7.5
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
ALH A115 Patient Care 2.5
CVT A100 Introduction to Electrocardiography 2
CVT A150 Advanced Electrocardiography 2
CVT A160 Cardiac Anatomy/Pathophysiology 3
ALH A120 Human Diseases 2
CVT A130 Introduction to Invasive Cardiology 3
CVT A170 ECG Clinical Experience 5
CVT A190 Introduction to Sonography and Imaging Physics 3
 Total Units22.5

Electrocardiography Technician Suggested Elective

Course Title Units
PHIL A120Ethics3