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EKG Technician Certificate - Online

You may register for the program at any time.  Once you have registered, you should receive your log-in credentials via email in two-three business days, and you will be able to start your training.

EKG Technician - Online Course

Upon successful completion of this program, students will receive a Certificate of Completion from William Paterson University, School of Continuing and Professional Education. The EKG certification exam is not included in the cost of the program. More information on the certifcation exam is available HERE

The EKG Technician Profession

EKG technicians are in demand! EKG technicians work in physician’s offices, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities and organizations. EKG technicians also work for insurance companies to provide data for health and life insurance policies. Similar to other growing healthcare professions, the demand for EKG technicians is expected to continue to grow substantially. Approximately 25% more EKG technician jobs will be available by the year 2021.

The EKG Technician Program
This EKG Technician program prepares students to function as EKG technicians. This course covers the following key areas and topics:
  1. Detailed anatomy and physiology of the heart
  2. Medical disease processes and terminology
  3. Medical ethics and legal aspects of patient contact
  4. Electrocardiography and echocardiography
  5. An introduction to the components, function, and proper use of the EKG machine
  6. The normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement
  7. 12-lead placement and other practices

 Education and Certification

  • EKG Technicians should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • There are several EKG technician national certification exams that are available to students.

 Detailed Course Topics Covered

  1. Role of the EKG technician
  2. Function of the EKG department in a variety of settings (hospital, clinic, office, mobile service)
  3. Medical terminology related to electrocardiography
  4. Care and safety of patients including medical and legal aspects of patient care
  5. Anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system
  6. Electrophysiology, the conduction system of the heart, and the cardiac cycle
  7. Circulation of blood through the heart and vessels
  8. Lead placement for 12-lead electrocardiography
  9. Basic EKG interpretation of normal rhythms and arrhythmias
  10. EKG troubleshooting including recognizing artifacts
  11. Waves and measurements
  12. EKG strip analysis (P,Q,R,S,T wave-form interpretation)
  13. Identification of rhythms using the 12-lead EKG
  14. Pacemakers

Certification Opportunities

After completing this program, learners will have the opportunity to take the leading national/industry-recognized certification exam(s) essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field.

 National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified EKG Technician (CET)


Contact Continuing Ed for additional information 973-720-3698

Instructor :
Dates : 06/15/22
Days : Online
From : -
Fee : $1999.00
Course Number : C021

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