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EKG Technician

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Course Information

This course will teach you how to become an EKG technician. An Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician is a specialist that conducts various tests of the heart by using an electrocardiographic machine, to record and measure the electrical charges of a patient’s heartbeat. These recordings help physicians diagnose irregularities, or changes in a patient’s heart, and determine whether a patient has damage to the heart or heart disease.

Fully Online

Future-forward, flexible, and convenient, you can join the medical profession now—on your timing—and skip the commute.


With no set class times or enrollment periods, you can begin at anytime and finish at your own pace. 24/7 learning that fits your schedule.


With our unique pay-as-you-go tuition system and low cost per credit hour, we can help you fit college into your budget.

What you will learn.

We will teach you the skills you need.

How to obtain a patient’s body temperature, pulse, respiratory rate, and blood pressure

How to prevent infections in the healthcare setting

How to identify heart and lung anatomy and common cardiovascular diseases

How to operate equipment used in EKG technology

How to perform a 12 lead EKG

How to do a stress test and apply a telemetry unit

How to interpret sinus rhythms, atrial rhythms, junctional and ventricular rhythms

How to recognize 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-degree heart block and artificially paced rhythms

How to navigate roles and responsibilities in a healthcare setting workplace

How to assist with emergency situations

I had never taken an online course before, but the website was so intuitive I always knew exactly what I needed to do to pass the class. Highly recommended, thank you!

-Petra Graduate

More Details

  • Credit applies to the Medical Assistant Program
  • Estimated Completion Time: 6-9 weeks (33 seat hours)
  • This course culminates in the CET National Certification Exam
  • To view textbook info, download the Course Catalogue

To view textbook info, download the Course Catalogue.

Course Pricing

EKG Technician online course

Cost per credit hour reflects current rates. Course registration fee does not include the cost of national certification exam (if applicable).


Tuition / Credit Hour: $324.50 | Credit Hours: 2 Hour(s)

Gain immediate access to all course materials.

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