EKG/Telemetry Technician

Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED, physical exam including drug screening, documentation of immunizations, PPD test and Hepatitis B series must be provided at the time of registration. Candidates must obtain a reading score of 9 and math score of 9 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).

Learn the concepts behind electrocardiography, including the physiological steps of the cardiac cycle and its electrocardiograph readings. Students will develop the skills to identify and eliminate artifacts, mount and label completed EKG readings, as well as the care and maintenance of equipment.

Students will practice with the EKG 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 placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices.

EKG technicians work in hospitals, nursing homes and large medical facilities. Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association EKG Technician Certification Examination.

A criminal background check will be done on all enrolled students. NOTE: A criminal background report containing negative information may prevent placement for the clinical portion of this program.

HEKG-132 (176 Hours)
Fee: $2,275 (Tuition $800, Materials $795, Lab $680)

  • Section AW01-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Lecture: Mondays & Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m.
    Clinical: 6 weeks, days and hours vary; Instructor will schedule
    Beginning April 21 (Ending Aug. 29, 2015)