Cardiovascular Technician

This program prepares students to become a certified EKG Technician (CET). Students will learn the anatomy and physiology of the heart, including the electrical conduction system and how it affects heart function. This course also covers the cardiac cycle, common artifacts, and cardiac terminology. Students will also learn how to prepare patients, properly place leads, as well as mount and run an EKG strip correctly. This program will prepare students for the Certified EKG Technician (CET) Exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). 

Location:  Caswell County Campus 







5:30 - 9 p.m.

B. Berdine


Location:  Person County Campus









  • *High School Diploma/High School Equivalency Diploma
  • *CPR certification for Healthcare Providers (BLS) issued by the American Heart Association 


1.   $188, Registration fee and Student Liability Fee. This amount is due at time of registration.

2.   $1.25, Optional Student Accident Insurance paid with registration fee when requested by the student.

3.   $101.68, Textbook: Electrocardiography for Healthcare Professionals, Fourth Edition, ISBN 978-0-07-802067-4. Textbooks may be purchased from the PCC Bookstore at

4.   $69, NHA Online Practice Exam & Study Guide purchased directly from NHA using credit/debit card. Piedmont Community College will invoice third-party sponsors who are providing payment for students.

5.   $8.54, Rapid-Cardiac Universal Badge (R-CAT). R-CAT Badge can be purchased from the Bookstore or anywhere EKG supplies are sold. 

6.   $117, National Healthcareer Association EKG Technician Board Exam. This fee is paid directly to NHA on the date of testing. Students must successfully complete the class before registering for the exam. The exam will be held on the Caswell County Campus.


Caswell County Campus:
(336) 694-8064 or (336) 694-8080 or by email at  

 Person County Campus:
(336) 322-2156


Registering for Continuing Education Courses is fast and easy! You can register in person, online, or by mailing your payment with registration form. 

  1. Review the available classes. You will need the course start and end dates, course title, and course location.

  2. To register in person, come to the Workforce Development office on the Person or Caswell County Campus to complete the registration form and pay your registration fee.
                    Caswell County Campus, Room K-213
                    Person County Campus, Room E-110

  3. To register online: 
    Click here to submit your registration form. Once received, you will receive an email with payment instructions from Lori Watlington. Payment must be received within 48 hours of submitting registration form. If payment has not been received, your registration will be voided and you will have to re-submit.

  4. To register by mail:
    Download the Continuing Education Registration Form and fill out all items. You will need one form for each course you wish to take. Mail completed registration form(s) with check or money order to:
    Piedmont Community College
    ATTN:  Lori Watlington
    PO Box 1150
    Yanceyville, NC 27379