Telemetry programs are most commonly available at community colleges and vocational schools. Students may take stand-alone courses, complete a certificate program or transfer to a degree program in a broader subject, like echocardiography or sonography.
Schools for EKG Technicians
Programs for EKG technicians are offered by these institutions.
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Program Cost*|
|Amarillo College||Amarillo, TX||2-year, Private||Continuing Education Class||$900|
|Grossmont College||El Cajon, CA||2-year, Private||Certificate||$46 per unit for residents; $304 per unit, non-residents|
|Forsyth Tech||Winston-Salem, NC||2-year, Private||Courses||$250|
|Bossier Parish Community College||Bossier City, LA||2-year, Private||Certificate||$4,139|
|College of the Mainland||League City, TX||2-year, Private||Certificate||$2,973 Texas residents; $3,873 Out-of-state|
|Hostos Community College||Bronx, NY||2-year, Private||Certificate||$2,400 (full-time) for residents; $320 per billable credit, non-residents|
|Essex County College||Newark, NJ||2-year, Private||Certificate||$1,125|
|Houston Community College||Houston, TX||2-year, Private||Certificate||$1,706|
Source: *School Websites
School Selection Criteria
There are several points to consider when choosing a telemetry school.
- Students might take classes as part of a non-credit course, or they may choose to work toward a certificate.
- More advanced programs can lead to higher level positions and pay; aspiring nurses may incorporate telemetry courses as electives in their curriculum.
- Schools should have on-site telemetry equipment for firsthand experience.
- Some schools might offer shadowing opportunities or clinical placements in a healthcare facility.
Telemetry Technology Training Courses
Telemetry technology training courses take one semester or one year, depending on the length of clinical experiences and the variety of coursework.
Certificate in Telemetry
Certificate programs in telemetry take one year or less and may offer classes that will transfer to a related associate program. Completion generally requires clinical experiences.
Telemetry training can be pursued through short-term courses or programs, or as part of studies towards a certificate. Since most programs take less than a year to complete, the factors that may affect choice of school may be location and tuition costs.