EKG Technician Courses

This comprehensive 50-contact hour program with lab, prepares students to function as EKG Technicians. Meet the demand for cross-trained health professionals by adding EKG skills to your résumé in less than 4 weeks.

Admission Requirements

  • Must be able to speak, write and understands English
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

Costs Paid to School:

Registration Fee: $125.00 (non-refundable, paid upon registration)

Tuition: $1295.00

Total paid to school: $1,420.00 (nonrefundable once classes starts)

Other expenses out of pocket (approximate):

Textbook / Uniform / supplies: $185.00

NHA Test: $135.00

Course Description:

This comprehensive 50-contact hour program with lab, prepares students to function as EKG Technicians. Meet the demand for cross-trained health professionals by adding EKG skills to your résumé in less than 4 weeks.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the program, students will be able to

  • Discuss roles and functions of EKG Technicians
  • Describe medical terminology related to electrocardiography
  • Discuss safety and medico-legal aspects
  • Identify and name the anatomical structures of the heart and its electrical conduction system
  • Describe the purpose, function and purpose of the electrocardiogram
  • Identify basic rhythm strips and abnormalities
  • Demonstrate the procedure set and run a 12-lead EKG

Course Content:

The course covers

  • Role of the EKG technician
  • Function of the EKG department in a variety of settings (hospital, clinic, office, mobile service)
  • Medical terminology related to electrocardiography
  • Care and safety of patients, medical & legal aspects
  • Anatomy and circulation of the heart and blood vessels
  • Electrical conduction system of the heart
  • Cardiac cycle (electric system)
  • EKG strip analysis (P, Q, R, S,T waveform interpretation)
  • Normal sinus rhythm, sinus bradycardia, sinus tachycardia
  • Basic EKG interpretation, sinus rhythm, and ventricular rhythms, asystole; example rhythm
  • Recognizing artifacts, troubleshooting, tracing problems
  • Practice EKG strips, EKG rhythms 
  • Preparing a patient for EKG
  • 12 lead placement, interpretation and troubleshooting
  • Echocardiography

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15332 for 50 Contact Hours.

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