This comprehensive 70 hour EKG Technician Certification program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the NHA Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician National Certification Exams. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy of the heart and physiology, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, laboratory assisting, electrocardiography and echocardiography. Additionally, students will practice with equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices.
EKG Technicians are responsible for performing electrocardiogram tests in order to monitor and record electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. These tests include basic EKGs, Holter Monitoring (portable EKG which records activity for 24 - 48 hours), 12 lead placement and stress tests (treadmill). They assist a physician in diagnosing and treating cardiac and blood vessel irregularities.
EKG Technicians work in physician offices, hospitals, clinics, and other health care facilities and organizations. EKG Technicians also work for insurance companies to establish health and life insurance policies. Similar to other growing healthcare professions, the demand for EKG Technicians is expected to continue to grow substantially.
People who are interested in becoming a certified EKG Technician should possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
Complete our program in just 9 weeks!
Save a year and a half over other programs.
EKG Technicians make $13 - $36 per hour
according to the BLS Occupational Outlook
Financial Assistance is widely available through
payment plans, loans, scholarships and more.
Our program is an incredible value as tuition starts at just $1,800.
Convienent evening schedule available.