This 80-hour program prepares students to become certified EKG technicians or monitor techs. The course will cover anatomy and physiology of the heart, principles of EKG, and recognition of multiple cardiac dysrhythmias which affect heart function. Students will learn cardiac terminology and medical disease processes. The medical and legal aspects of patient contact will be covered. Skills include operating EKG equipment, running EKGs, mounting strips, and the reading and interpretation of cardiac tracings. There will be a graded final exam to prepare the student for the national certification exam through NHA. Students will practice with equipment and perform hands-on labs.
A blended CPR course will be offered as part of the course hours. Students will complete an online portion and the skills session will be completed on campus. CPR is required to attend clinical.
The Cardiovascular Technician/Monitor class is offered at least three times a year, during the spring, summer, and fall semesters.
For details on upcoming courses, please see the Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.
Requirements for Registration
Placement test required (College transcript will be accepted in lieu of placement test)
High school diploma (or equivalent) required to take national exam
Registration Costs and Fees
Registration: $180 plus $1 insurance fee
Textbook: Please contact The College Store for details
Online practice assessments for national exam: $50
National Certification Exam (optional): $105 through NHA
Financial assistance through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is available for students who qualify. These funds may assist with registration fees, books, required supplies, and national/state exams.
For more information, see the Continuing Education Financial Assistance page.