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. 


Talent Ready Grant

The Talent Ready Grant is offered through a partnership with the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) to support students who have financial need, are enrolled in a short-term certificate that may be completed in less than one year (less than 30 credit hours), and leads to a certification or a workforce credential in an in-demand job or career. The grant is intended to assist in covering the cost of tuition and fees (up to $2000) and is a limited fund that will be awarded until funds are exhausted. 


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