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Cardiology Technician Certificate - Non-Credit (0001)

Are you interested in helping doctors diagnose heart problems? Are you good with machines?

Our Cardiology Technician Course teaches you how to perform basic cardiovascular assessments to help treat patients with cardiac and peripheral vascular disease.

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After earning your certificate, you will have the skills and knowledge to work in various healthcare settings such as:

  • Cardiology centers
  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient facilities
  • Physician offices  



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You can complete the course in approximately a year. In the 165-hour course, you will learn how to:

  • Perform various cardiology tests including EKG’s, Holter Monitors, and Stress Tests
  • Interpret EKG changes by identifying various types of cardiac dysrhythmias
  • Obtain cardiac history
  • Perform patient assessments and identify abnormalities of the CV system
  • Take the national certification examination for Certified Cardiac Technicians (CCT)

Additionally, you will be able to take the national certification examination for Certified Cardiac Technicians (CCT).
You may be required to submit ACT 33 Child Abuse and ACT 34 Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Checks prior to obtaining employment.



  • View summaries of our noncredit courses at HACC by browsing our schedule.
  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.

Upon completing your certificate, you can continue your education and earn an associate degree at HACC! Completion of this certificate course, CCT certification and six months of work experience may allow you to transfer your college credits to our associate degree in invasive cardiovascular technology or associate degree in cardiac sonography.

When you complete your associate degree, you can continue and transfer credits to a four-year school.

For your convenience, you can complete the entire course at our Harrisburg Campus through various modalities (e.g., on-campus/in-person instruction, hybrid, synchronous remote instruction and/or asynchronous instruction).




Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are scholarships available. Please visit for details and deadlines.



You can complete spring, summer and fall classes at HACC. Please use the information listed in the "How Can I Learn More" section to contact us to learn start dates and enrollment deadlines.



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Pass the card tech exam.

Gain employment and work as a card tech for a minimum of six months.

Continue at HACC to earn your CVT associate degree.

Enter the workforce or transfer for your bachelors.