Fall of each year
Employment possibilities upon program completion
Hospitals, physician’s offices, clinics, and mobile diagnostic services companies. Also, application specialist and/or sales representatives for manufacturers.
ECG Technician, Stress testing technician, Holter monitoring technician, Pacemaker technician, and Monitor technician = $10-$14/hour starting salary.
Cardiovascular Technologist (Echocardiographer and catheter lab) $18-$25/hour starting salary.
Average for experienced CVT’s is $50,000 - $55,000 annually.
Courses within the program which students can take while seeking admission to the program (subject to catalog restrictions)
q Allied Health 120: Human Diseases
All students will be required to submit an application for pre-clinical background/drug screen check. The background check will include Fingerprints - LIVESCAN, County Criminal Records (past 7 years), Residency History Search, Social Security Alert, Nationwide Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Registry (OIG/GSA), Nationwide Sexual Offender Registry and a California DMV report. The drug screening will include THC, cocaine, opiates, PCP, amphetamines, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methaqualone, propoxyphene and methadone. If requested by the clinical site, the results of the background/drug checks must be provided to them by the student.
The program requires that students participate in scheduled course clinical experience concurrent with classroom courses. Clinical assignments provide students with hands-on application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and laboratory
courses at OCC contracted hospitals, medical centers, and/or outpatient facilities. It is the responsibility of each student to provide his or her own transportation to assigned clinical sites.
Just prior to entry into clinical, students are required to complete/obtain:
q A physical examination
q Criminal background check clearance
q CPR, HIPAA training, Blood borne pathogen training provided through Al H 115
q Student liability insurance
Students must adhere to appropriate required dress code which may include a laboratory coat, nametag, and other program specific requirements.
Clinical sites may require drug testing or other blood work. There may be exposure to hazardous materials or pathogens in the clinical setting. Students will adhere to all safety and precautionary measures. The student receives no financial compensation for clinical experience, but does receive course units as a required class in the program.
Good – better in some geographical locations
Accreditation of Program
This program is fully accredited by
CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs).
Students who complete the first year of the program are eligible to take the Certified EKG Technician exam through the National Healthcareer Association . Students who complete the full program are eligilble to take the Registered Vascular Technology (RVT) exam through the American Registry for Diagnostic Sonography (ARDMS).
Students may exit the program after the first year and obtain a Certificate of Achievement as an ECG Technician. Graduates with an ECG Technician certificate may obtain employment as an ECG technician, Stress testing technician, Holter monitoring technician, Pacemaker technician, and Monitor (Telemetry) technician.
Darryl Isaac, Program Coordinator Caryn Plum, Allied Health Counselor
Office: Al H Sc 208E Office: CS & D 101C
Phone: 714-432-5549 Phone: 714-432-5945
Allied Health Assistant: Alexia Wood 714.432.5729