EKG Tech
Program Description

This 64-hour course is designed to prepare students for electrocardiogram performances and procedures

Electrocardiogram (EKG) technicians use special equipment and medical techniques to record the electrical impulses transmitted by a patient’s heart. Data acquired by electrocardiogram technicians assists physicians and cardiologists in diagnosing medical conditions in patients. EKG Technicians are typically employed in hospitals, private cardiology clinics, and laboratories.

Course Description

With this course you will learn the anatomy and physiology of the heart, how to interpret and record heart rhythms, and how to place and interpret a twelve lead EKG. Successful students will be eligible to sit for the NHA EKG Certification Exam.

Prerequisites for Electrocardiogram Technician:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Successful completion of BLS (Basic Life Support) for the Healthcare Provider.
  • A Silver Level (Level 4) on the WIN Reading for Information test (test is free).
  • Complete a background check and 2-step PPD. Proof of MMR, Tdap, Hepatitis B vaccine, and Varicella required. Influenza vaccine is required if attending clinical between October and March. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to participate in clinical experience.