EKG Technician

Program Description

Learn additional skills to set you apart from your peers and impress your employer.

Program fee: $1,995
Only $1,495 for Returning Students

National certification exam included

The 3-week online EKG Technician program includes 52 hours of online instructor-led and self-paced class sessions. Half of the program is instructor-led, and the other half is self-paced.

EKG technicians operate and monitor electrocardiogram (EKG) equipment for patients during diagnostic testing and surgical procedures. They report their findings to physicians who make diagnostic decisions based on the results. EKG technicians are also responsible for the maintenance of equipment and preparing patients for various cardiovascular tests.

EKG Technician

EKG Technicians are in high demand! EKG Technicians can find immediate employment in medical and surgical hospitals, specialty long-term care facilities, private practices, outpatient care centers, medical and diagnostic laboratories, and other healthcare settings.


Upon the completion of the EKG technician Program, the student will be eligible to sit for the EKG Technician Certification (ETC) examination administered by the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) or the Certified EKG Technician (CET) administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).


According to the California Occupational Guides, the number of Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians is expected to grow much faster than average growth rate for all occupations. Jobs for Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians are expected to increase by 16%.

What Skills Will You Learn?

As a student in the EKG Technician program, you will learn important background information on the anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography, and stress testing. Upon completion of the program students will be able to identify proper placement of leads to ensure an accurate and consistent EKG reading, analyze a variety of EKG rhythm strips, identifying rate, rhythm and intervals and apply an understanding of the technical aspects of the EKG machine to the correct use of the machine and interpretation of artifacts.

Program Locations

Program available online and throughout the country.

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