Electrocardiography for the Cardiac Sonographer

Short-Term Certificate


This short-term certificate program allows sonographers and sonography students to quickly upskill or advance their careers as electrocardiography (EKG) technicians. Students learn how to interpret and perform electrocardiograms (EKGs/ECGs) and, upon completion, are eligible to take the Certified EKG Technician (CET) certification exam. 

This certificate is available only to registered cardiac sonographers (RDCS or RCS) and COTC students currently enrolled in the cardiovascular major of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technology. 


Frequently Asked Questions

How quickly can I complete the Electrocardiography for the Cardiac Sonographer Short-Term Certificate?

Students can complete the certificate in just two semesters. 

Where can I find a list of classes (plan of study) for the program I want to study?

The courses students need to take to complete a certificate or degree are listed in a plan of study. 

Electrocardiography for the Cardiac Sonographer Short-Term Certificate Plan of Study

Can I take classes online or face-to-face?

Students pursuing a healthcare certificate should expect to take classes face-to-face to experience hands-on learning. Some general education classes may be offered online. 

At which campus is this program located? 

COTC Newark Campus
1179 University Drive
Newark, OH 43055


Healthcare Visit Day

Still deciding which career in healthcare might be the best fit or right choice for you? Tour our healthcare labs, talk with our expert faculty, and learn about career paths in healthcare. The COTC Healthcare Visit Day on the Newark campus will help you differentiate between the many healthcare certificates and degrees. 

Friday, April 7 from 1:30–3 p.m.
Warner Center 126, Newark Campus

Register Registration closes on Tuesday, April 4.

If you are only interested in learning about one healthcare program offered at COTC, we recommend you register for an information meeting instead, which will cover application requirements for a specific program.