Online EKG Technician Certification Training Program — MedCerts

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HI 6200

EKG Technician

Online Certification Training

Learn to help diagnose and test for cardiovascular issues in this online, comprehensive program. Watch our program sneak peek below!

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12  Weeks
Program Length
CET
Certification
$33,500
Avg. Starting Salary
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Issuing Authority

This program does NOT meet state licensing or regulatory requirements for EKG Technicians in the following states: GA

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We believe everyone should have access to higher education. With the option to pay in full, break down payments or utilize government grant funding, we help expand that access.

Monthly Payment Options Starting at $116 Payment Plans for Every Student

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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 in the US
EKG Technicians will see available jobs grow 10% over the next ten years.
All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

What You’ll Learn
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 12-week online EKG certification program will prepare you for certification through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) as a Certified EKG Technician (CET).

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 Professionalism in Allied Health 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.

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  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the soft skill expectations of an allied healthcare professional
  2. Grasp the importance of customer service, communication skills and professionalism
  3. Understand the responsibilities related to performance of electrocardiograms, application of Holter monitors and assistance with stress testing
  4. Appreciate the importance of patient care and monitoring related to arrhythmias
  5. Gain knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes, anatomy and physiology
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Enrollment Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Web browser with internet connection
  3. Course registration & payment

Materials Included

  1. Expert-led video based training
  2. eBook: Electrocardiography for the Healthcare Professional
  3. Competency assessments
  4. National Certification exam fee

Student Services

  1. Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  2. Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  3. Exam preparation process
  4. 1 yr. post-program access to Career Center & Career Coaches

Clinical Requirements

  1. 10 live EKGs, which must be completed within 180 days of passing the CET exam
Required Courses
PS 1011

Professionalism in Allied Health

32 hours
Length
2 Weeks
Duration

This course will benefit anyone considering a career in allied health, as well as those already working in the field. Allied Health Professionals must be committed to the key attributes of professionalism and strive to reflect this within the delivery of patient-centered safe and effective care. “Professionalism” is a broad term that reflects many different skills and abilities. For an individual to exhibit professionalism, he/she must be armed with specific skills and abilities that do not always show up within certification requirements, or even within a career training curriculum. Soft skills are hard to measure and are typically less well-defined than hard skills. However, soft skills are what set many job candidates apart. Professionalism is not just what one knows, it is how one does their job, how one behaves and how one comes across as they interact with others.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with soft skills training that will provide the tools needed to demonstrate a higher level of professionalism on the job. Key components of the course focus on patient interaction, proper office behavior, medical ethics, diversity and cultural bias, emotional strength, professional appearance and communication. The course maintains a focus on the key attributes that are true markers of professionalism.

This course was created with input from healthcare professionals working in the field, healthcare employers that hire our graduates, professional educators and even former MedCerts students. The end result is a collection of modules that touch on the soft skills that are TRULY important in the real world of allied healthcare. In this course, students are engaged through scenario-based learning that allows for real interaction with virtual co-workers and patients. Additionally, game-based activities keep students engaged and entertained throughout their learning journey.

    • Gain an understanding of the expectations of an allied healthcare professional in the workplace
    • Develop and exercise emotional intelligence, self-management and interpersonal skills
    • Build and improve internal and external communication skills with all exchanges
    • Enhance the patient care experience with successful interactions and patient satisfaction
    • Maintain solution-oriented conversations, manage conflict and build self-confidence
HI 1014

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology

96 hours
Length
6 Weeks
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 Weeks
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
Code Course Duration
PS 1011 2 Weeks
HI 1014 6 Weeks
HI 6012 4 Weeks
Total Program Duration 12 Weeks

Eligible Certifications

EKG Technician

Job Opportunities

Cardiovascular Technician

$30,000 – $36,000
Estimated Salary
Entry Level

EKG Technician

$29,000 – $39,000
Estimated Salary
Career Potential

ECG Technician

$27,000 – $48,000
Estimated Salary

Disclaimers

  1. This program does NOT meet state licensing or regulatory requirements for EKG Technicians in the following states: GA
  2. 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 who take full responsibility for meeting their clinical requirements will be admitted to the program.
  3. While MedCerts training and related target certifications may be accepted and/or approved by your state of residency, employers reserve the right to dictate pre-requisite education, experience, or certification/licensure requirements for their positions. We strongly advise students to research target job posts from area employers and relevant state requirements, barriers, or restrictions prior to enrollment to ensure eligibility upon graduation.