Electrocardiography (EKG) Technician
The EKG Technician certificate is designed to prepare students to take a national
certification examination. EKG technicians are trained to record and monitor the heart’s
electrical activity. They prepare patients for various methods of EKG testing, Holter
monitoring, and assist physicians with stress (exercise) testing. They may work in
hospitals, medical offices, and cardiac centers.
Trained to recognize and evaluate heart rhythms, the graduate is qualified to work
as an EKG monitor/telemetry technician. The EKG Technician certificate is designated
as an HCC Marketable Skill Award certificate.
National certification in EKG is offered by multiple agencies, including the American
Certification Agency for Healthcare Professionals (ACA) and the Cardiovascular
Credentialing Institute (CCI).
- High School diploma or GED
- Attend an Information Session
- Specific criminal background check, drug screen, Healthcare Provider CPR,
and immunizations required prior to clinical assignment
*Not required for EKG Technician Certificate. Course offerings vary by semester.
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