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EKG Technician

EKG/ECG Technician

Prepare for a position in a hospital, cardiologist office, surgery center, and more!  Meet the demand for cross-trained health professionals by adding EKG Technician skills to your current résumé.

EKG Technicians perform ECG tests that record and monitor electrical impulses transmitted by the heart.  An EKG Technician administers diagnostic cardiac tests to patients pre-surgery or who may have cardiac problems.  The tests help detect and monitor medical conditions such as heart disease, arrhythmias, pericarditis, and angina.

Why BridgeValley?

Our comprehensive EKG Technician program includes 72 hours of classroom instruction delivered via live lectures, virtual meetings, videos, online simulation, and lab experience/practice.  You will be guided through each step as you prepare to function as an EKG Technician and to take the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT) Electrocardiograph Technician national exam.  Students will practice with equipment and perform hands-on labs including: an introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, and 12-lead placement.

Following the completion of the classroom portion of the course, students will be scheduled for 48 clock hours of clinical practice in a local medical facility.  Clinical practice assignments are approved and arranged by the instructor.

Students learn:

  • Anatomy of the heart
  • Physiology
  • Medical disease processes
  • Medical terminology
  • Medical ethics
  • Laboratory assisting
  • Electrocardiography
  • Echocardiography

Upcoming class schedule

  • Dates & times:

    • 72 instructional/laboratory practice hours
    • 48 hours of clinical education
  • Location:
    • Advanced Technology Center (also known as Toyota Hall)
  • Delivery format:
    • Live lectures, virtual meetings, videos, online simulation, and lab experience/practice
    • Clinical practice will be on-site at local medical facilities

Tuition & Materials

  • $1,955 (includes 72 hours of classroom instruction, 48 hours of clinical practice, textbooks, equipment, national certification exam and study guide, and all related materials.)
  • This class is approved for 4 hours of college credit; a posting fee of $35 per credit hour applies.

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