CCT Certified Cardiographic Technician

Certified Cardiographic Technicians are allied health professionals who are trained to perform various diagnostic procedures as directed by a physician. The results of these procedures are used in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients suffering from cardiac diseases. Cardiographic Technicians are also sometimes referred to as Cardiology or Cardiac Technicians, as well as EKG Technicians. A Cardiographic Technician’s job requires taking EKGs, which traces electrical impulses transmitted by the heart, attaching the required electrodes to the patient s chest, arms, and legs, and then manipulating switches on an EKG machine to obtain a reading. The program offered by the Arizona Medical Training Institute provides an advanced form of EKG Technician training. In addition to learning how to monitor EKG machines and interpret EKG/ECG readouts, the curriculum includes training in Holter Monitoring and Stress Testing. Through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training, students are provided with the knowledge and practical experience needed to enter this rapidly growing profession.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: 

  1. Learn how to efficiently perform rhythm and 12-lead EKG testing. 
  2. Be taught to evaluate and interpret the electrocardiograms. Holter Monitoring and Stress Testing techniques will also be introduced. 
  3. Learn Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology, Hypertrophy and Enlargement of the Heart, Arrhythmias, Conduction Blocks, and other key understandings pertinent to the CCT role.   
  4. Understand the business, marketing and legal issues associated with the profession. 
  5. Practice with EKG equipment and perform hands-on labs, including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine and other clinical practices.
  6. Learn to obtain and interpret manual blood pressures
  7. Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible to sit for the National Examination through Cardiovascular Credentialing International Registry (CCI) to obtain their National Certification (CCT). Qualification to take the exam is the exclusive right of CCI, and AMTI maintains no involvement in the process.

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES:

COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS:

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: 

POST GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:

Due to the aging baby boomer population, the healthcare industry in general is expected to see a considerable increase in growth over the next decade. As the population continues to age, the rate of heart disease will become more prevalent and the demand for Cardiographic Technicians is expected to grow. The best employment opportunities would be for technicians and technologists trained in several procedures and holding multiple certifications. Graduates of this program can seek employment in hospitals, physicians’ offices, nursing homes, ambulatory care centers, and cardiologists’ offices. Cardiographic techs can improve their job prospects by sitting for the Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) exam offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). 

 

TUITION, COST AND FEES:

 

Course Tuition                                                $900

Registration Fee                                              $200

Technology Fee                                                 $50

Supply Fee                                                         $50

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Total program cost due to AMTI                  $1,200.00

 

Supply Fee includes: Calipers, use of textbook, and lab materials.

 

Additional costs not included and not payable to AMTI (subject to change): 

National Certification Exam*                         $175 (payable to CCI)

Wristwatch w/second hand                            $20 (approx.)

*To qualify for the national certification exam, students must pass an exam offered by CCI (www.cci-online.org). Please check the website for certification qualifications, forms, registration, and renewal information.

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

  1. Pay cost in full by the first day of class for a reduced rate. CCT students receive a $200 tuition reduction. Fees remain unchanged. Total program cost $1,000.
  2. Balance of tuition options:
  3. Option 1:                     2 Payments. Down payment of $600 with the balance of $600 due by the midway point of class (when 50% of total class hours have elapsed). Total program cost $1,200.

Session ID: EVENING CCT 11/29/2021
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Nov 29, 2021 - Dec 23, 2021
Seats Available: 7
Tuition: $700.00
Fees: $300.00
Price: $1000.00
Comments: There will be class held on Friday, December 17th, so that the final can take place on Thursday, December 23rd and not require students to return for a final after Christmas.
Session ID: WEEKEND CCT 01/08/2022
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Jan 8, 2022 - Feb 5, 2022
Seats Available: 12
Tuition: $700.00
Fees: $300.00
Price: $1000.00
Comments:
Session ID: EVENING CCT 02/07/2022
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Feb 7, 2022 - Mar 8, 2022
Seats Available: 11
Tuition: $700.00
Fees: $300.00
Price: $1000.00
Comments: No class Feb 21, 2022.
Session ID: WEEKEND CCT 03/12/2022
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Mar 12, 2022 - Apr 9, 2022
Seats Available: 15
Tuition: $700.00
Fees: $300.00
Price: $1000.00
Comments:
Session ID: EVENING CCT 04/25/2022
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Apr 25, 2022 - May 23, 2022
Seats Available: 13
Tuition: $700.00
Fees: $300.00
Price: $1000.00
Comments:
Session ID: WEEKEND CCT 05/28/2022
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: May 28, 2022 - Jun 25, 2022
Seats Available: 13
Tuition: $700.00
Fees: $300.00
Price: $1000.00
Comments:
Session ID: EVENING CCT 07/11/2022
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Jul 11, 2022 - Aug 8, 2022
Seats Available: 15
Tuition: $700.00
Fees: $300.00
Price: $1000.00
Comments:
Session ID: WEEKEND CCT 08/13/2022
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Aug 13, 2022 - Sep 10, 2022
Seats Available: 13
Tuition: $700.00
Fees: $300.00
Price: $1000.00
Comments:
Session ID: EVENING CCT 09/19/2022
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Sep 19, 2022 - Oct 17, 2022
Seats Available: 15
Tuition: $700.00
Fees: $300.00
Price: $1000.00
Comments:
Session ID: WEEKEND CCT 10/22/2022
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Oct 22, 2022 - Nov 19, 2022
Seats Available: 15
Tuition: $700.00
Fees: $300.00
Price: $1000.00
Comments:
Session ID: EVENING CCT 11/28/2022
Location: Mesa - AMTI
Dates: Nov 28, 2022 - Dec 26, 2022
Seats Available: 15
Tuition: $700.00
Fees: $300.00
Price: $1000.00
Comments: Class will meet Friday, 12/02/2022.