EKG Technician

EKG Technician

The EKG Technician is the person responsible for performing diagnostic tests to access the heart rhythm and rate in patients. EKG's are also performed before and after operations, during physicals, examinations of patients over 40, for patients with a history of heart disease, when patients are experiencing chest pains and when the Doctor deems it necessary. The well trained EKG technician is an integral part of the management of patients with heart disease. The EKG Technician may also clean equipment, maintain and process data reports.

After the required prerequisites, the program can be completed in one quarter. Besides classroom practice, this program includes 40 hours of clinical externship under the guidance of experienced professionals.

Curriculum at a glance

Prerequisites Credits
AHE 116 Explore Health Careers 4
AHE 110 The Human Body: Structure & Function 5
BSTEC 104 Medical Terminology 3
BSTEC 129 PC Basics 3
SHS 170 HIV/AIDS 1
AHE 115 CPR/First Aid 1

Prerequisites are offered every quarter.

Note: Students with previous healthcare experience or education may be able to waive some or all of the prerequisites. Please consult with an advisor for more information.

Second Quarter Credits
AHE 114 EKG Technician 4
AHE 119 EKG Practicum 1

EKG courses are generally offered in fall and spring quarters.

*Please see the projected annual schedule.