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ECG/EKG Technician Training Program

Overview

The ECG Technician Course will academically and technically prepare individuals to accurately perform Electrocardiograms as a supportive diagnostic procedure.

Basic arrhythmia recognition will be taught to enable the student to recognize familiar ECG/EKG patterns including major life threatening rhythms.

The course will consist of theory and classroom-based clinical hours to promote competence.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student should be prepared to take the National ASPT EKG Certification Examination.

Employment Opportunities

  • Doctor's Offices
  • Hospitals
  • Specialty Care Units

Program Length

Classroom 32 hrs
Lab 16 hrs
Classroom Based Clinical 12 hrs
TOTAL 60 hours

Program Costs

  • Textbooks are required and available before the Orientation. Because of price variation, textbook prices are not listed.
  • No clinical externship is required for this class. There will be a classroom based clinical setting.
  • No uniform is required for this class.

Student Admission Requirements

  • 18 years old or older
  • US issued High School diploma or GED
  • Photo ID and Social Security Card
  • Successful completion of Healthcare Readiness Course
  • Suggestions:
    • CPR certification
    • Cardiac Monitoring Technician
    • Phlebotomy Technician
    • Computer Class
    • Spanish Classes

Program Completion Requirement

  • Student must maintain a course average of 75 or above
  • Attend at least 85% of the 60 hour
  • Satisfactory completion of 12-lead EKG/ECG competency