PROGRAM COST: $1,000 (Save $200 by paying tuition in full before the 1st day of class)

  • Includes Use of Textbook
  • Includes Calipers
  • Includes Lab Supplies
  • Payment Options Available

Next class: Jan 8, 2024 - Evening Class

  • Evening: 4 weeks, Monday - Thursday, 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Weekend: 4 weekends, Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Course Tuition                                                  $900

    Registration Fee                                              $200

    Technology Fee                                                 $50

    Supply Fee                                                        $50


    Total program cost due to AMTI                  $1,200.00


    Supply Fee includes: Calipers, use of textbook, and lab materials.

    Payment Options:

    Pay tuition in full before the 1st day of class and save $200.

    • Option 1: Pay cost in full by the first day of class for a reduced rate. CCT students receive a $200 tuition reduction. Fees remain unchanged. Total program cost $1,000.
    • Option 2: 2 Payments. Down payment of $600 with the balance of $600 due by the midway point of class (when 50% of total class hours have elapsed). Total program cost $1,200.


    Possible Additional Costs:

    • Optional:
      • CCI National Certification exam leading to a CCT (CCI) designation = $175.00. For the CCI exam, students must pass a multiple-choice exam offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (
        • NOTE: CCI reserves the right to deny an application, revoke the eligibility of a candidate, or take action against any registrant who has been convict­ed, pled guilty or pled nolo contendere (no contest) to an offense that is classified as a misdemeanor or felony which is directly or indirectly related to patient care or public health. Crimes which may directly or indirectly relate to patient care or public health include, but are not limited to murder; attempted murder; manslaughter; rape; attempted rape; sexual assault; sexual abuse; assault; driving while intoxicated or impaired; controlled substance abuse; and fraudulently altering medi­cal documentation, insurance claims, and medical prescriptions. In order to maintain their credentials, a CCT must complete continuing education courses or retest every three years. They must also pay maintenance dues and comply with the organization’s code of ethics.

    Required to Register

    • Provide a copy of High School Diploma, G.E.D., or College Grade Report.
    • Must be 18 years of age.
    • Students must be willing to submit to a drug test and/or criminal background check, if requested.
      • NOTE: Students should be aware that Employers could require a drug test and/or criminal background check as part of their employment process. Please be aware that if a student fails the drug test, criminal background check & fails to become immunized they cannot become employed.

    CCT Course Requirements:

    • Complete 16 eLearning Hours and 64 classroom hours for a total of 80 hours.
    • Score 80% or higher on:
      • Classroom exams
      • Skill assessments
      • Final exam.

    Optional, yet strongly recommended:

    • Pass the CCI National Certification exams

    Cardiographic Employment Opportunities:

    • Hospitals
    • Physicians’ offices
    • Nursing homes
    • Ambulatory care centers
    • Cardiologists’ offices.

    NOTE: Although it is optional, Cardiographic techs can improve their job prospects by sitting for the Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) exam offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (

    Cardiographic Tech Employment Outlook:

    • Because of the large number of aging “Baby Boomers” and the high number of people diagnosed with heart disease, the demand for Cardiographic Technicians is expected to grow. Although, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not have specific information regarding the employment outlook for Certified Cardiographic Technicians, it does show that employment in related fields such as Cardiovascular technicians and technologists is projected to increase by 29% between 2010 and 2020.
    • reports that beginning EKG monitor technicians earned a median annual salary of almost $28,000 as of March 2012.

Certified Cardiographic Technician Course Description

As a Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) student at Lifework Education, you’ll have hands on training that from current industry professionals that will prepare you to use your CCT skills in real world scenarios. The Lifework CCT program is ideal for entry level positions in healthcare as well as current healthcare professionals such as CNAs, Caregivers, Phlebotomists, etc to expand their training and skills to become an even more valuable asset in the healthcare field.

Course Structure:

First, CCT students will complete 16 hours of online eLearning materials before attending the first day of classroom instruction. Next, students will then attend 4-weeks or weekends of classroom instruction for a total of 64 required classroom hours. During the classroom phase of the course, students will be required to pass all exams and skill assessments with an 80% or higher. Finally, Cardiographic students will sit for the course final exam and must pass with an 80% or higher. After passing the course, CCT graduates will have the opportunity to apply and sit for the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) exam to earn the CCT designation.

Although the CCI exam is optional, Lifework strongly recommends that CCT students take the exam for the CCT designation as this improves your prospects of employment as a CCT.


The Cardiographic Technician course will cover the following:

  • Learn how to efficiently perform rhythm and 12 lead EKG testing.
  • How to evaluate and interpret electrocardiograms.
  • Holter Monitoring and Stress testing techniques will also be introduced.
  • Students will learn Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology, Hypertrophy and
  • Enlargement of the Heart, Arrhythmias, Conduction Blocks, and other key understandings pertinent to the CCT role.
  • The program will also educate students to comprehend the business, marketing and legal issues associated with the profession.

Why Lifework Education?

As a student of Lifework Education, you’re joining a large and loving healthcare family. Our instructors are current industry professionals that love what they do and want to share it with other passionate individuals. Past students stay connected with Lifework and together we all share employment opportunities, advanced educational opportunities, and other valuable resources.