Electrocardiography Technician 

Beginning and Advanced ECG

Beginning Electrocardiography (ECG) Technician students (ECGT 101) will learn to operate a single-channel electrocardiography unit, methods of mounting tracings, fundamental anatomy of the cardiovascular system, associated medical terminology, and evaluation of tracings, including recognition of rates and basic rhythms.

Advanced ECG Technician students (ECGT 102) will learn advanced terminology, rhythms, heart blocks, hypertrophies and infarction patterns, numerical axia determination, and 3-channel machine operation. 

Enrollment Procedures

Students who are new to CCSF must submit an application to the College:

  1. Complete the CCSF online Credit application.
  2. Complete the CCSF Credit Placement Test.  Students who have an AA/AS degree or higher can sign a Placement Test Waiver but must show proof of English.
  3. Attend the orientation or meet with a courselor.
  4. Register for class online or at the first class meeting.

Placement Test Waiver Form




ECGT 101:  ENGL 86 or ESL 150 or placement in ENGL 88 or ESL 160

ECGT 102:  Completion of ECGT 101 


The Program orientation is advised but not mandatory.  The orientation is offered once every semester at the John Adams Center, Gym Bldg. 103.  Students who are unable to attend may register the first evening of class.

The orientation is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.  Due to limited space, visitors and children are not recommended to attend.

Click here for a ECG Program Orientation Flyer

Bureau of Labor Statistics data for Electrocardiogram Technicians

22% projected job growth for 2014 to 2024.

Certificate reqjuired. Certification preferrd however some states require licensing.

Medium annual salary $31,253 (national)

Bureau of Labor Statistic Link