EKG Technician

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This comprehensive 50 hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG technicians and to take the ASPT Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other National Certification Exams.

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. Understand the role of the EKG technician.


  1. Identify the function of the EKG Department in a variety of settings.
  2. Define medical terminology related to electro cardiography.
  3. Review the anatomy of the heart, conduction system, and circulation of the heart and blood vessels.
  4. Review the electrical conduction system of the heart and the cardiac cycle.
  5. Understand how to prepare a patient for a 12 lead EKG.
  6. Analyze and interpret EKG strips.
  7. Review normal rhythms and arrhythmias.
  8. Understand the 12 lead EKG placement, interpretation and troubleshooting.

Classes are offered at the Scott Community College Urban Center. The program fee is $1,050. For more information contact the Continuing Education Department at 1-888-336-3907.