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Online EKG
Technician Course

EKG Technician Estimated Time of Completion

Estimated Length of program:
3-6 months, self-paced

EKG Technician Estimated Time of Completion

The EKG Technician program is offered fully online and does not include the live skills practice (experience) opportunities required to obtain certification as an EKG Technician, which most employers require. Students are responsible for researching certification and/or licensure requirements and securing appropriate experience opportunities.

EKG Technician Estimated Time of Completion

Program Goal:
To prepare students to gain entry-level employment as an EKG Technician.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of this course will be trained in the theoretical instruction and practical skills that prepare them to gain entry-level EKG Technician positions in a variety of medical settings, such as hospitals, physician’s offices or ambulatory care centers performing diagnostic tests that help providers identify cardiovascular problems in patients.

The coursework trains students to:

  • Assess the roles, average day, personal qualities and desirable character traits of various healthcare professionals.
  • Build a fundamental understanding of anatomy, medical terminology, insurance and medical records as they apply to your future career.
  • Adhere to ethical standards and guidelines for healthcare professionals.
  • Understand the basics of electronic records using cloud-based software.
  • Discuss the modes of communication, the process of active listening and the importance of using professional communication.
  • Respond appropriately to medical emergencies and other common medical conditions in the medical office.
  • Obtain, record, monitor and report vital signs.
  • Set up, administer and monitor electrocardiograms and stress tests.
  • Prepare patients for Holter or ambulatory monitoring.
  • Edit and deliver final test results to physicians for analysis.
Online EKG Technician school training outcomes


Instruction Pack I: Introduction to the World of the EKG Technician

Instruction Pack I introduces students to the field of the EKG technician. Students examine the role of various healthcare professionals, learn terminology related to insurance, explore medical records in paper and electronic formats and discover the basics of medical terminology.

Instruction Pack II: Anatomy, Ethics and Clinical Skills

Instruction Pack II continues to build a strong foundation for an EKG technician career. Students explore body systems, anatomy, pathology, ethics and legal issues. The material includes interpersonal skills so students can improve interactions with patients and coworkers. This pack concludes with safety in healthcare, examining safety regulations and procedures, as well as infection control and aseptic techniques.

Instruction Pack III: First Aid, Vital Signs and Scheduling

Instruction Pack III introduces students to first aid procedures, explains vital signs and covers practice management software, with hands-on practice using a cloud-based system. Students learn the intricacies of social psychology and wrap up by examining the anatomy and process of the cardiovascular system.

Instruction Pack IV: EKG Fundamental Skills

Instruction Pack IV dives into diseases and disorders of the cardiovascular system. You’ll also explore the components of the EKG and electrode placement. Students will measure and inspect the EKG reading and examine necessary adaptations. The pack concludes with a real-world practicum that puts your course knowledge to use.

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