Academic Catalogs

Electrocardiography Technician, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CT_CTEV

Control Number: 22416

Financial Aid Eligible


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 Outcome

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

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

The Certificate of Achievement is a state-approved career program that requires a minimum of eight units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment.  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.  At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion.  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 their final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.  Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.  

Course Title Units
Program Prerequisites
ALH A010Health Occupations0.5
ALH A111Medical Terminology3
BIOL A221Anatomy-Physiology4
Prerequisite Units7.5
Required Courses
ALH A115Patient Care2.5
ALH A120Human Diseases2
CVT A100Introduction to Electrocardiography2
CVT A130Introduction to Invasive Cardiology3
CVT A150Advanced Electrocardiography2
CVT A160Cardiac Anatomy/Pathophysiology3
CVT A170ECG Clinical Experience5
CVT A190Introduction to Sonography and Imaging Physics3
Total Units30

Electrocardiography Technician Suggested Elective

PHIL A120 Ethics

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
ALH A010 Health Occupations 0.5
BIOL A221 Anatomy-Physiology 4
 Units4.5
Semester 2
ALH A111 Medical Terminology 3
 Units3
Year 2
Semester 1
Acceptance into the OCC Electrocardiography Technician Program Required (Cohort Restriction)  
ALH A115 Patient Care 2.5
CVT A100 Introduction to Electrocardiography 2
CVT A150 Advanced Electrocardiography 2
CVT A160 Cardiac Anatomy/Pathophysiology 3
 Units9.5
Semester 2
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
 Units13
 Total Units30