• CEP Certification Program

    Why choose our Cardiac Electrophysiology program?

    Cardiac Electrophysiology (CEP) is the study of the heart’s electrical system, so you can think of CEP technologists as the “electricians” of the heart.  This program will provide you with the education and skills needed to work with physicians to help diagnose and provide treatment for patients experiencing issues such as abnormal heart rhythms and heart failure. This program is designed to pair your dedication to academic excellence with your love of technology and, most importantly, your devotion to helping people.

    Will I be successful?

    Academic Year #Students Started Graduated Took Exam Passed Exam Grad with Jobs Grads with Jobs within 6 months Continuing Education
    2014-2015 4            
    2013-2014 4 2 2 2 2 2  
    2012-2013 4 4 3 3 3 3  
    2011-2012 5 4 4 4 4 4  
    2010-2011 4 2 1 1 2 2  

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    What will I learn?
    The CEP program is designed to develop your technical knowledge, critical thinking skills and professional ethics. As the majority of your training is hands-on experience, you will have a lot of opportunities to practice what you are learning in the classroom. Each class size is limited due to the intensity of the program. It also allows for you to experience more one-on-one instruction from qualified faculty. Upon the successful completion of the program, you will be prepared to take on the responsibilities of an entry-level technologist in an electrophysiology lab, physician’s office or somewhere else in the industry.  You will also be qualified to sit for the CEP certification on becoming a Registered Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES).


    What is the job outlook?
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 22,100 expected job openings nationally through 2020.  For more information regarding the average salary, working conditions and job availability for a career in this field, click here to view the PA Department of Labor & Industry’s occupation profile.

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    What are the admission requirements?
    All applicants for the two-year associate degree program must meet the general admission requirements. Applicants to the 14-month certificate program must have earned an associate's or bachelor's degree, or have completed a two-year, post-secondary allied health program. Prior to entering the certificate program, the following college-level courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better: Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Methods of Patient Care, and Medical Terminology.


    What are the physical requirements?
    Applicants should be prepared to meet the physical and core performance standards for this field. All requirements are available in the Student Handbook.

    What is the cost of the program?
    Click here for current tuition rates.

    Program Accreditation
    This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Cardiovascular Technology Committee on Accreditation.

    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
    25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
    Clearwater, FL 33763