The Harvard Institute of Health Sciences


Program Length: 5 Weeks | Credential Issued: Certification


The 75-hourtrainingprogramwill prepare the student toset upandadminister electrocardiogramsandstresstests, prepare patientsfor Holter or ambulatorymonitoring, edit anddeliver final test resultsto physiciansfor analysisandtranscribe physicianinterpretations.


Thecourse will covertopicsessential to prepare the studenton necessarycompetenciesrequired bythe National Health CareerAssociation (NHA). The coursewill prepare thestudent tositfor the certification examinationfromNHA– CertifiedEKGTechnician (CET).

Program Objectives:

Thistrainingprogramwill focusonpreparingthestudentsin beingcompetent to

  • Conduct electrocardiogram(EKG),phonocardiogram,echocardiogram,stresstesting,or othercardiovascularteststo record patients’ cardiacactivity, using specializedelectronic testequipment, recording devices,or laboratoryinstruments.
  • Explaintestingproceduresto patientsto obtaincooperationandreduce anxiety.
  • Monitor patients’ blood pressure and heart rate usingelectrocardiogram(EKG)equipment duringdiagnostic or therapeuticproceduresto notifythe physicianifsomethingappears wrong.
  • Obtainandrecord patientidentification, medicalhistory, or test results.
  • Monitor patients’ comfortandsafetyduringtests,alertingphysicians to abnormalitiesor changesinpatientresponses.
  • Demonstrate safe andeffective use of equipmentandsuppliesused cardio-relatedtesting
  • Demonstrate proper recordingof testresults
  • Demonstrate propermonitoringof patient vital signsduringtests
Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for admission, a prospective student must meet the following requirements:

  • Be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language;
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age;
  • Complete the application and pay the $ 50.00 application fee;
  • Provide the minimum refundable down payment fee of $300 to hold your sit;
  • Provide the nonrefundable registration fee of $150 to hold your sit;
  • Proof of High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) or higher College Degree from an accredited school in the United States;
  • Foreign country high school diploma or higher college degree (must be in English or translated into English);
  • Must be AHA CPR/BLS certified;
  • Submit health standards documentation before clinical skills;
  • Complete a general physical exam and immunization – physical exam and all immunizations are due prior to clinicals, if required;
  • Take the TABE exam if not exempt from TABE testing.
  • It is strongly suggested to attend a Medical Assisting information session but not a requirement for admission;

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Course Schedule Options

    1. Mornings: Monday – Wednesday, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM for 5 weeks
    2. Evenings: Monday – Wednesday, 5 PM – 9 PM for 5 weeks
    3. Weekends: Friday/Saturday, 9 AM – 3 PM for 8 weeks


*Note: Classes scheduled on holidays will be made up in other regularly scheduled classes unless otherwise noted on individual course syllabi. The calendar dates are subject to change.

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Course Start Dates

September 2023 – September 2024

Sep. 25

Nov. 06

Jan. 22

May. 20

Sep. 16