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EKG Technician

Last Updated: 5/22/2020 1:43 PM

Complete in less than three months!
Phone 724-763-5916 to request a program information packet.

Why take the EKG Technician Program?
Offered in cooperation with Health Education Today, Inc., this comprehensive EKG Technician Certification  Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to sit for the National  Certification Exam. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. Additionally, students will practice with 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 lead placement,12-lead placement, and other clinical practices. 

What are the duties of an EKG Technician?
EKG Technicians are noninvasive technicians who specialize in electrocardiography. They are also known as cardiographic technicians or electrocardiograph technicians. An electrocardiogram, or EKG, monitors a patient's heart by tracing electrical impulses given by the heart. The technician attaches electrodes to the chest, arms, and legs of the patient, an then controls the EKG machine to best obtain a reading, which they then print out for the physician to look over and interpret. EKGs can be part of a physical exam done for routine check-ups, or as part of the preparation for surgery. They help the physician diagnose cardiovascular problems. 

What is my occupational outlook?
Similar to other growing healthcare professions, the demand for EKG Technicians is expected to continue to grow substantially. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) has projected a 14% employment growth between 2018-2028 due to an aging population and high occurrence of heart disease in the United States. 

What education do I need?
With 74 hours of classroom and online learning  gaining hands-on experience, the  benefits of attending  EKG  Technician Certification Training through Lenape Tech’s Adult and Continuing Education are:

  • Affordability
  • Program completed in just a few short months
  • Small class sizes. 
  • Opportunity for certification

Employers actively recruit from our  programs

We understand that the majority of our students may need to work while they attend classes. To accommodate those students, all classes are offered at night. Don’t let your current job and the schedule of classes discourage you from registering today!