EKG Technician Online Certification & Training Program — MedCerts

$2,000

Tuition
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11 Weeks

Program Length

CET, CSC

Certifications

$33,500

Avg. Starting Salary
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What does an EKG Technician do?

Electrocardiograph (EKG or ECG) technicians perform diagnostic tests to aid doctors in identifying and treating cardiovascular problems in patients. With additional on-the-job EKG training or experience, you may specialize in areas such as cardiac catheterization, Holter monitoring, phonocardiography, stress testing, and vectorcardiography. You should have an interest in high-tech mechanical equipment and be able to sympathize and reassure patients who are apprehensive about the testing procedure.

9,654
Entry Level Jobs Available In The US
According to Burning Glass jobs data, EKG Technicians will see available jobs grow 10% over the next ten years

EKG TechnicianMedCerts Tuition Options

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$2,000
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$173
12-MONTH PLAN

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MedCerts offers financial aid options through MyCAA, WIOA and Army COOL. You must be a Military spouse, active duty Army, Reserves, or National Guard member or WIOA eligible job seeker to receive aid.

Training Options ForEKG Technician

MedCerts programs are one of the fastest and most affordable ways to receive a quality education that leads not only to a credential, but also a career

MedCerts Two and Four Year Colleges Other Online Programs
Program & Tuition Cost $4000 average Up to $20,000 $3000 average
Exam Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Job Ready In 3-6 months 24-48 months 3-6 months
Schedule/Flexibility On-demand 24/7 Set Class Schedule On-demand 24/7
Travel Requirements None - 100% online On-Campus Classrooms None - 100% online
Student Support Personal Student Advisors, Subject Matter Experts & 24/7 support Professors - scheduled office hours Support Inbox
Career Coaching 1-1 Coaching + Career Toolkit to prepare for a lasting career Access to Career Services Dept. None
Content Delivery 3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning Professor lectures Typically videos & presentations

This table is for reference only. Actual prices, durations and features may vary. Pricing is based on full-cost tuition for a Medical Assistant or similar program before financial aid.

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“Before attending MedCerts I was a little skeptical about taking a medical-related course online, but once I got through the course I realized I retained all of the information I was taught in each lesson. I was able to pass the practice exam, and I memorized quite a lot of the work. I will recommend reading the supplemental links they give that are optional. They helped me a lot. I had a very supportive advisor. She kept in contact every step of the way! You get more than enough time to finish without feeling rushed or overwhelmed.”

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HI 6200 EKG Technician

Start your career in the medical field as an EKG Tech. The US Department of Labor and Burning Glass Technologies predicts an increase of 10-17% over the next eight years. The largest growth in employment will be in specialty areas such as echocardiography, vascular technology and Holter monitoring. Technology will also help spur demand in this sector because newly trained individuals will be needed to operate the high-tech and increasingly complicated equipment. 

Our 11-week online EKG certification program will prepare you for certification through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) as a Certified EKG Technician (CET) and a Customer Service Certified (CSC), through the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE). 

You’ll learn medical terminology and disease processes and will become familiar with healthcare settings, how to explain procedures to patients, monitor blood pressure, position patients, apply Holter monitors and assist cardiologists with stress testing. This EKG Technician program is ideal for someone interested in an entry-level career in healthcare and is often used as the first step towards obtaining advanced certifications like Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy and Patient Care Technician. 

With the added customer service training through the CSC course, you’ll be comfortable professionally interacting with patients, doctors and anyone else you encounter in your career. How to interact with a variety of personalities and having proper bedside manner with patients you are treating is essential to a career in healthcare. 

Samples of reported job titles EKG Technician, ECG Technician, Electrocardiograph Technician, Cardiac Technician, Telemetry Technician, Medical Instrument Technician, Cardiac Monitoring Technician, Cardiovascular Technician, Cardiac Stress Technician and Holter Monitor Technician.

EKG Certification Exam Eligibility*

*Upon completion of this program, students wishing to sit for the Certified EKG Technician exam will be required to complete a minimum of 10 EKGs on a live person. Certifications are issued once the exam(s)have been passed and clinical requirements are met.  Students are responsible for locating and securing a site to fulfill the clinical requirements of the program. MedCerts cannot guarantee they will find a student a site to complete this clinical requirement, so only students employed in a healthcare facility or take full responsibility for meeting their clinical requirements will be admitted to the program.

skills gained

  • Explain procedures to patients, monitoring blood pressure and positioning patients
  • Understand the responsibilities of patient care and monitoring, safety and compliance
  • Use of appropriate electrocardiography equipment and supplies
  • Understand diagnostic cardiac testing to include electrocardiograms, Holter monitors and stress tests
  • Recognize cardiac rhythms, arrhythmias and artifacts with appropriate responses and reporting to physicians
  • Assist cardiologists with stress testing
  • Patient preparation for Holter or ambulatory monitoring and stress tests
Enrollment Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Web browser with internet connection
  • Course registration & payment
Materials Included
  • Expert-led video based training
  • eBook: Electrocardiography for the Healthcare Professional
  • Competency assessments
  • National Certification exam fee
Student Services
  • Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  • Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  • Exam preparation process
  • Career Services Advisor

courses taken

CS 1011

Customer Service Professional I

16 hours
Length
1 Week
Duration

This module is a unique and entertaining course designed to prepare individuals across all job titles with the core skills needed to satisfy customers of all types.  Each customer, patient, or client is critical whether you work within a call center, retail store or pharmacy, medical office/clinic, or business office.  No organization can afford to overlook or neglect the power of customer service skills.  The course includes six (6) modules on topics such as Why Customer Service Matters, What Customers Want, Essential Customer Service Skills Part I and Part II, Handling Complaints and Dealing with Angry People, and Customer Service as a Strategic Marketing Tool.  These modules are the components of the “Through the Customer’s Eyes” course that has been used to train a variety of front-line service providers across many industries and disciplines.  Within each module, students are assessed on the topics covered.  Students completing this course will attain the status of “Customer Service Certified” (CSC) as designated by the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE).

  • Appreciate why first-rate customer service adds value to every organization
  • Understand how to determine what the customer wants and provide confidence in your product
  • Know how to deal with complaints and apply the four core skills for high quality service
  • Create value and play a part in profitability through performance and productivity
  • Enhance your company's market position by demonstrating what differentiates your company from the competition
HI 1014

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology

96 hours
Length
6 Week
Duration

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an overview of anatomy and physiology in order to increase the understanding of medical vocabulary. Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This course will prepare students to better understand spoken and written interactions in all medical environments.

  • Recognize the structure and function of the 11 body systems and their organs
  • Understand the medical language that is used to describe those systems
  • Analyze and understand medical terms by breaking down their word components
  • Appreciate the major diseases and conditions related to the human body
  • Apply your knowledge within the healthcare setting
HI 6012

Electrocardiography

64 hours
Length
4 Week
Duration

Electrocardiography is a comprehensive course with insight and focus on diagnostic cardiac testing in the healthcare facility, providing foundational knowledge required of an allied healthcare professional. Video-based lessons include the fundamentals of electrocardiogram performance, Holter monitor application and assistance with stress testing. An emphasis is placed on cardiac arrhythmias. Patient care, preparation and monitoring are addressed along with standard precautions and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 

In this course, students are exposed to a variety of eLearning elements that allow for hands-on interaction with the screen for an engaging education. Simulations will provide the student opportunities to practice key electrocardiography skills performed in a medical facility. In addition to video-based instruction and simulation, a variety of other learning methods are utilized for engagement, entertainment and inspiration throughout the training.

  • Appreciate the role of electrocardiography in the healthcare setting
  • Understand the responsibilities of patient care and monitoring, safety and compliance
  • Gain an understanding of the use of appropriate electrocardiography equipment and supplies
  • Understand diagnostic cardiac testing to include electrocardiograms, Holter monitors and stress tests
  • Recognize arrhythmias and artifacts with appropriate responses required
COURSES DURATION
CS 1011 1
HI 1014 6
HI 6012 4
Total Program Duration 11 Week

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