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Telemetry/ECG Technician

Application Process

Temporary Application Process

Due to COVID-19 Precautions campus is currently closed to students and visitors.  To apply to the ECG/Telemetry Program during this time, we ask that you email your application packet to:

Only complete application packets will be accepted. Please review the application process detailed below.

Official transcripts will need to be delivered in person once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.


Telemetry / ECG Technician Application Process:

Note: Classes will be offered when minimum enrollment numbers are met. Check with Telemetry / ECG program office to determine next available start dates.

To submit an application, the following is required;

  1. For both ECG / EKG and Telemetry courses, Principles of Biology (BIO 120 at Grossmont College) with a grade of 'C' or higher is required. Submit your sealed, official transcript verifying completion. If the biology course was taken at Grossmont or Cuyamaca college, a transcript can be obtained by the program office. If the pre-requisite is not listed on the  Equivalency Grid of San Diego Area Community Colleges, please include a college catalog course description for the course in the year in which it was completed.  A syllabus may be requested if the course description is not sufficient.

  2. For the Telemetry Program, completion of the ECG / EKG courses (CVTE 104 & 105) with a grade of 'C' or better or equivalency is required. Transcript submission is not required for courses that were taken at Grossmont College. A ECG/EKG exam may be offered to those with prior work experience seeking equivalency for ECG/EKG courses.  
  3. Provide proof of high school graduation, equivalency or a higher degree.
  4. Provide proof of the following immunizations and / or tests;
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR): 2 vaccinations or a positive test for immunity.
  • Hepatitis B (Hep B): 3 vaccinations or a positive test for immunity- 'HBsAb Quantitative' test for immunity should be requested. (The vaccination series takes approximately 6 months to complete-please plan accordingly).  All students must receive the test for immunity once invited into the program.
  • Tetanus / Diphtheria Accelullar Pertussis (Tdap): 1 vaccination of Tdap given in 2005 or later and a Td booster every 10 years therafter.
  • Varicella: 2 vaccinations or a positive test for immunity.

Submit a EKG-Telemetry Technician application in person to the program office-Building 34-256, Health & Science Complex. If living outside of San Diego County, the application and all materials may be mailed.

If courses were taken outside of the United States, official transcripts must be evaluated by a credentialing service acceptable by the Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District. GCCCD accepts evaluated transcripts from companies listed on the National Accreditation Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) at

Students invited into the program must submit a satisfactory physical examination, a 2-step TB test (2 separate tests), current CPR- American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider card, ADB background check and drug screen and evidence of malpractice insurance.  Specific information will be provided to the student once seat is accepted.

Grossmont College EKG / Telemetry
8800 Grossmont College Drive
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 644-7303 Office
(619) 644-7910 Fax

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District and Grossmont College do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including sexual harassment), disability (including physical and mental disability, medical condition, age, status in Vietnam) Such veterans, marital status, or economic status in any of their policies, procedures, or practices.

Last Updated: 03/16/2020


Denise Gilbert
Health Professions Specialist
Phone: (619) 644-7303
Fax: (619) 644-7961

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