HI 6300

Cardio-Phlebotomy Technician

Online Certification Training

Earn EKG and Phlebotomy training online to set yourself up for success in a clinical healthcare career. Watch our program sneak peek below!

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16  Weeks
Program Length
Avg. Starting Salary*
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This program is NOT available to residents of the following states: AR, CA, GA, LA, ND, NV, OK, PA, RI, WA, WI

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MedCerts Tuition Advantage

We believe everyone should have access to higher education. With the option to pay in full, break down payments or utilize government grant funding, we help expand that access.

Monthly Payment Options as low as $325 Payment Plans for Every Student

Talk with an Education Consultant to pick the perfect payment plan, from paying in full to installments with interest rates from 0-12%.

Total Tuition $3,750 Pay in Full

The total tuition can be paid immediately or through a number of grant-funded or monthly payment plan options


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The pricing listed above for a monthly payment plan is an estimate for the cost of an 12-month payment plan including down payment. Final pricing is given at time of purchase and may vary from both pricing examples above.

*Students in Maryland are not eligible for MedCerts payment plans but may be eligible for other tuition options. Speak to an Education Consultant for further information.

MyCAA, Department of Defense Credentialing Assistance/COOL and Workforce Grants

MedCerts offers financial aid options through these government grant-funded programs – MyCAA, Workforce Funding (including WIOA), and Department of Defense Credentialing Assistance or COOL funding for the Army, Air Force and Coast Guard. Those eligible include Military Spouses; active duty Army, Reserves, and National Guard members; active duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air Force National Guard, and US Space Force; active duty Coast Guard and SELRES members (enlisted and officers); or workforce-funded qualifying job seekers. Speak to an Education Consultant to see if you qualify.

What Does a Cardio-Phlebotomy Technician Do?

Phlebotomists collect blood for donation or testing to be analyzed in a clinical laboratory. Electrocardiograph (EKG or ECG) technicians perform diagnostic tests to aid doctors in identifying and treating cardiovascular problems. Combining the skills of both the EKG Specialist and Phlebotomist expands your marketability and offers opportunities in a variety of medical settings. It’s ideal for individuals who like hands-on work with direct patient interaction.

Entry Level Jobs in the US
EKG and Phlebotomy Technicians will see available jobs grow 10% over the next ten years.
All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

What You’ll Learn
HI 6300
Cardio-Phlebotomy Technician

Whether you’re a seasoned Medical Assistant looking to expand your marketability and income or are a newcomer to the clinical healthcare industry, training to become a Cardio-Phlebotomy Technician can set you apart in a competitive job market. Having the background of both an EKG Specialist and Phlebotomist provides valuable data that can lead practitioners to a diagnosis and life-saving treatment.

Through MedCerts phlebotomy course, you’ll learn to collect blood and other specimens for testing. Blood tests are used to diagnose illness, evaluate the effectiveness of medications and determine whether a patient is receiving proper nutrition. Through our immersive, intuitive eLearning courses, you will interact with simulations and 3D animations that replicate patient and real-life scenarios. This progressive technology adapts hands-on clinical skills to be taught online.

In our EKG course, you’ll become proficient in performing diagnostic tests to help detect irregularities that may result in a heart attack or heart disease. You’ll learn the responsibilities related to performing EKGs, applying Holter monitors and assisting cardiologists with stress tests.

In today’s job market, many employers prefer that a Phlebotomy Technician has been trained to perform EKG procedures. Similarly, candidates for EKG Technician jobs are looked upon more favorably with Phlebotomy training or experience. Combined, MedCerts Cardio-Phlebotomy training program prepares you for certification in a high demand field.

There are a variety of jobs available with the skills gained from a Cardio-Phlebotomy Technician program: EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Clinical Technician, Laboratory Assistant or Laboratory Technician are the most common. To learn more about these careers, check out our blog post, What Does a Cardio-Phlebotomy Technician Do?

This program is NOT available to students who plan to work in the states of California or Washington. Many states have licensing or certification requirements for those performing the role of a Phlebotomist. This MedCerts program is aligned with and/or prepares candidates for certification or licensure in each state except California and Washington.

Certification Exam Eligibility*

Upon completion of this program, students wishing to sit for the Certified EKG Technician exam will be required to complete a minimum of 10 EKGs on a live person. Students wishing to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam will be required to complete 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks on a live person. Students should already be working in the field to complete this requirement.

*This program has a clinical requirement of 30 venipuncture and 10 capillary sticks for the CPT exam and to perform a minimum of 10 EKGs on live individuals for the CET exam. Certifications are issued once the exam(s)have been passed and clinical requirements are met. Students are responsible for locating and securing a site to fulfill the clinical requirements of the program. MedCerts cannot guarantee they will find a student a site to complete this clinical requirement, so only students employed in a healthcare facility or take full responsibility for meeting their clinical requirements will be admitted to the program.

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  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the soft skill expectations of an allied healthcare professional
  2. Grasp the importance of customer service, communication skills and professionalism
  3. Understand the responsibilities of patient care and safety related to preparation and collection of specimens
  4. Understand the responsibilities related to performance of electrocardiograms, application of Holter monitors and assistance with stress testing
  5. Appreciate the importance of patient care and monitoring related to arrhythmias
  6. Appreciate the role of HIPAA, OSHA, COLA, and CLIA-waived testing
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Enrollment Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Web browser with internet connection
  3. Course registration & payment

MedCerts-Covered Materials*

  1. Expert-led video based training
  2. eBook: Phlebotomy Worktext and Procedures Manual
  3. eBook: Electrocardiography for the Healthcare Professional
  4. Competency assessments
  5. National Certification exam fee

Student Services

  1. Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  2. Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  3. Exam preparation process
  4. 1 yr. post-program access to Career Center

Clinical Requirements

  1. CPT: Complete 30 venipuncture and 10 capillary sticks on live individuals
  2. CET: Perform a minimum of 10 EKGs on live individuals

*The cost of all materials needed for this program are covered by MedCerts. They are not included in the tuition costs and the student is not liable for any costs or fees related to the above materials.

Required Courses
PS 1011

Professionalism in Allied Health

32 hours
2 Weeks

This course will benefit anyone considering a career in allied health, as well as those already working in the field. Allied Health Professionals must be committed to the key attributes of professionalism and strive to reflect this within the delivery of patient-centered safe and effective care. “Professionalism” is a broad term that reflects many different skills and abilities. For an individual to exhibit professionalism, he/she must be armed with specific skills and abilities that do not always show up within certification requirements, or even within a career training curriculum. Soft skills are hard to measure and are typically less well-defined than hard skills. However, soft skills are what set many job candidates apart. Professionalism is not just what one knows, it is how one does their job, how one behaves and how one comes across as they interact with others.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with soft skills training that will provide the tools needed to demonstrate a higher level of professionalism on the job. Key components of the course focus on patient interaction, proper office behavior, medical ethics, diversity and cultural bias, emotional strength, professional appearance and communication. The course maintains a focus on the key attributes that are true markers of professionalism.

This course was created with input from healthcare professionals working in the field, healthcare employers that hire our graduates, professional educators and even former MedCerts students. The end result is a collection of modules that touch on the soft skills that are TRULY important in the real world of allied healthcare. In this course, students are engaged through scenario-based learning that allows for real interaction with virtual co-workers and patients. Additionally, game-based activities keep students engaged and entertained throughout their learning journey.

    • Gain an understanding of the expectations of an allied healthcare professional in the workplace
    • Develop and exercise emotional intelligence, self-management and interpersonal skills
    • Build and improve internal and external communication skills with all exchanges
    • Enhance the patient care experience with successful interactions and patient satisfaction
    • Maintain solution-oriented conversations, manage conflict and build self-confidence
HI 1014

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology

96 hours
6 Weeks

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an anatomy and physiology app that enables students to explore, visualize, interact, and experience the anatomy of the human body in 3D and augmented reality (AR). Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This immersive experience will trigger thought processes and enhance learning outcomes in their Anatomy and Physiology program. The app has about 50 simulations across different topics.

    • Recognize the structure and function of the 11 body systems and their organs
    • Understand the medical language that is used to describe those systems
    • Analyze and understand medical terms by breaking down their word components
    • Appreciate the major diseases and conditions related to the human body
    • Apply your knowledge within the healthcare setting
HI 6011


64 hours
4 Weeks

Phlebotomy is a comprehensive course with insight and focus on specimen collection for diagnostic testing in the healthcare facility, providing foundational knowledge required of an allied healthcare professional. Video-based lessons include fundamentals of phlebotomy with emphasis on infection control, safety, communication skills, patient care and preparation, venipuncture equipment and supplies, specimen collection, handling, transport and processing.

In this course, students are exposed to a variety of eLearning elements that allow for hands-on interaction with the screen for an engaging education. Simulations will provide the student opportunities to practice key phlebotomy skills performed in a medical facility. In addition to video-based instruction and simulation, a variety of other learning methods are utilized for engagement, entertainment and inspiration throughout training.

    • Recognize the importance of infection control and safety compliance with diagnostic testing
    • Understand the responsibilities of teamwork and communication skills in the healthcare setting
    • Appreciate the role of the Phlebotomy Technician in patient care, preparation and venipuncture
    • Identify proper organization and utilization of specimen collection equipment and supplies
    • Gain an understanding of blood and non-blood collections, handling, transport and processing
HI 6012


64 hours
4 Weeks

Electrocardiography is a comprehensive course with insight and focus on diagnostic cardiac testing in the healthcare facility, providing foundational knowledge required of an allied healthcare professional. Video-based lessons include the fundamentals of electrocardiogram performance, Holter monitor application and assistance with stress testing. An emphasis is placed on cardiac arrhythmias. Patient care, preparation and monitoring are addressed along with standard precautions and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 

In this course, students are exposed to a variety of eLearning elements that allow for hands-on interaction with the screen for an engaging education. Simulations will provide the student opportunities to practice key electrocardiography skills performed in a medical facility. In addition to video-based instruction and simulation, a variety of other learning methods are utilized for engagement, entertainment and inspiration throughout the training.

    • Appreciate the role of electrocardiography in the healthcare setting
    • Understand the responsibilities of patient care and monitoring, safety and compliance
    • Gain an understanding of the use of appropriate electrocardiography equipment and supplies
    • Understand diagnostic cardiac testing to include electrocardiograms, Holter monitors and stress tests
    • Recognize arrhythmias and artifacts with appropriate responses required
Code Course Duration
PS 1011 2 Weeks
HI 1014 6 Weeks
HI 6011 4 Weeks
HI 6012 4 Weeks
Total Program Duration 16 Weeks

Cardio-Phlebotomy Technician

Job Opportunities


$25,000 – $35,000*
Estimated Salary
Entry Level

EKG Technician

$29,000 – $39,000*
Estimated Salary
Career Potential

Medical Technologist

$36,000 – $64,000*
Estimated Salary


  1. This program is NOT available to residents of the following states: Arkansas, California, Georgia, Louisiana, North Dakota, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, Wisconsin
  2. This program is not recognized by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC), and therefore residents of the State of Georgia are NOT eligible for enrollment into this program.
  3. While MedCerts training and related target certifications may be accepted and/or approved by your state of residency, employers reserve the right to dictate prerequisite education, experience, or certification/licensure requirements for their positions. We strongly advise students to research target job posts from area employers and relevant state requirements, barriers, or restrictions prior to enrollment to ensure eligibility upon graduation.