Cardiac Monitor Technician Training Program

Cardiac monitor technicians, also known as telemetry technicians, monitor multiple patient’s heart activity and interpret heart rhythms from a central monitoring center covering multiple acute care locations. They play a vital role in the lives of cardiac patients and are a critical member of the health care team.

This comprehensive Cardiac Monitor Technician Certification Course prepares you to function as Cardiac Monitor Technicians in the acute healthcare setting. This course will include fundamental information on anatomy and physiology of the heart and cardiovascular system, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical legal ethics, and communication with other healthcare team members, and intensive ECG monitor strip interpretations. Additionally, you will spend 28 hours participating in the clinical environment working with Cardiac Monitor Technicians.

Employment of cardiac monitor technicians is projected to increase by 22 percent from 2014 to 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Technicians work in settings such as hospitals, and diagnostic medical laboratories. Starting hourly wage is $11.

Frequently Asked Questions

Enrollment for the course will be capped at 20 students to create an intimate learning environment. Students must have their high school diploma or equivalent (GED) as well as a Social Security card. Experience in the health care field is recommended but not required.

If you have read the sections above, let’s get you registered.

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To register by mail:

You can register through the mail with GTCC registration form (Click here to download PDF).

Please mail your form to:

GTCC – Con Ed Registration
P.O. Box 309
Jamestown, NC 27282

The registration fee for this course is $188.00. Financial Aid is not available for the class as it is a non-credit certificate course. 

The required textbook will cost $86.20 with tax and must be purchased from the Greensboro Campus Bookstore prior to class.

  • The attendance policy is very strict. You may be dismissed from the program if you are absent more than once or tardy greater than 3 times during the Theory and Clinical portions of the class. You will be dismissed if you are more than five minutes late or absent during clinical.
  • You will be given one multiple-choice question final exam. You must score an 80% on the final in order to receive your certificate.
  • You must be able to accept constructive criticism, control your temper and follow directions carefully.
  • Disrespectful, interruptive, disruptive, impatient behavior toward the instructors, fellow students, staff or clinical staff will not be tolerated at any time.
  • You may be dismissed if the Instructor suspects you are a safety risk in clinical.
  • You may be dismissed if you are caught cheating, suspected of alcohol or drug use on campus or before class.
  • If you are dismissed from a class for any reason, you are not eligible for a refund.

  1. Disability Services – The NA 1 Departmental Staff want all students to be successful.  If you have any special needs, please contact the Disability Access Services department prior to starting your class so that arrangements can be made for the first day.  Please call 334-4822 ext. 50113.

  2. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) or (ESL) – If you feel you need assistance with comprehension of the English Language, you may call 334-4822 ext. 53107.  This is highly encouraged prior to enrolling in an NA 1 course.

  3. Learning Resource Centers – As a student in the NA 1 training program, you have access to the Learning Resource Centers on all three campus locations.

  4. Veterans’ Center – If you think you are eligible for VA/Military Education Benefits, please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-GIBILL1 or 888-442-4551.  Eligibility is ultimately determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs, not GTCC.  For additional information, you can contact Flora Taylor at 334-4822 ext. 50521. 

Veterans and active duty military personnel with special circumstances are welcome and encouraged to communicate these to your Instructor or any member of the NA Training Program Administration. Thank you for your service to our country.