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.

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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.

Students MUST have access to the internet for this course as there is a mandatory hybrid component. Your instructor will provide a syllabus on the first day that will indicate which days you will come to class and which days you will do the coursework online.

Course CodeICV-3111-T12
First Class Date:  2/21/2023 (must attend from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in H4 129)
Last Class Date:  4/11/2023
Meeting Days:  Tuesday – Friday
Hours:  6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Campus:  High Point Campus (901 South Main Street, High Point, NC 27260)
Building:  H4 – Entertainment Tech Bldg.
Room:  129
Class will not be held on these dates:  3/24 & 4/7

Course work will be online on these dates:  2/22, 2/23, 2/24, 2/25, 3/1, 3/2, 3/3, 3/6, 3/8, 3/9, 3/10, 3/13, 3/15, 3/16, 3/17, 3/20, 3/24, 3/27

On Campus face-to-face dates on the High Point Campus in H4 129 will be:  2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/22, 3/23, 4/6, 4/10, 4/11

Clinical Times may vary and students MUST be flexible (no exceptions)!  The Clinical dates will be:  3/28, 3/29, 3/30, 3/31, 4/3, 4/4, 4/5.

Your instructor will work to accommodate your schedule to the best of their ability so that you will be able to attend clinical

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 must be purchased prior to class and will cost $105.90 with tax and must be purchased from the campus bookstore where you will be attending class.

Students will be REQUIRED to purchase a student ID badge for $5.  Students will need to bring in cash, check or card to the cashiers office on each campus.  NOTE:  The evening class students MUST come to a campus (Greensboro or Jamestown) during the day as the Cashiers all close at 5p. 

  • 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.

You may be eligible for scholarships when taking this training program. Each scholarship has time sensitive application deadline. Click on the link below to learn if you might meet the requirements for one of these scholarships. 

  • SECU (State Employees' Credit Union) Continuing Education Scholarship
  • Golden Leaf Scholarship Application
  • Corporate and Continuing Education Scholarship

These scholarships, if awarded to you, will cover tuition first and then may cover other course related expenses.  Once your application is received, you will be notified by email if it is granted and the amount provided.


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