Center for Health Professionals

EKG Technician Program

HTH E38 - EKG Technician Program
Course Description: This comprehensive 50-hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG technicians and to take the ASPT-Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other 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 Technician Job Duties and Responsibilities
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 hrs.), 12 lead placement and stress tests (treadmill). They assist a physician in diagnosing and treating cardiac and blood vessel irregularities.

EKG Technicians – Employment & Education
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 health care professions, the demand for EKG technicians is expected to continue to grow substantially.

Educational Requirements:
People who are interested in becoming a certified EKG technician should possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
   • Role of the EKG Technician
   • Function of the EKG Department in a Variety of Settings (Hospital, Clinic, Office, Mobile Service)
   • Introduction to Medical Terminology
   • Medical Terminology Related to Electrocardiography
   • Care and Safety of Patients, Medical and Legal Aspects
   • Anatomy of the Heart & Conduction System
   • 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 Wave Form 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 

Upon successful completion of the EKG Technician Program, students will be eligible to sit for the Certification Exam. The ASPT certification exam fee is not included in tuition and fees.

For more information, please call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3500 or e-mail us.

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Course Offerings:

Spring 2016
Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, February 15, 2016 - April 18, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Room: H-125
Tuition: $999* (Textbooks included)
* = Additional college registration and technology fees may apply.

Upcoming Certification Exam Dates:

EKG Technician Certification Exam
Date: Monday, November 16, 2015
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Room: H-125

EKG Technician Certification Exam
Date: Monday, April 25, 2016
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Room: H-125

To register for an exam, please contact:
Keri Vander Wall
Condensed Curriculum International, Incorporated
800-441-8748, Extension 12