EKG Technician

Completing our EKG Training series will prepare you for National Certification as an EKG Technician.

EKG Technicians perform EKGs to monitor and record electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. Many work in hospital settings, while others work in physicians' offices and diagnostic laboratories. You will learn basic cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, disease processes, patient preparation, arrhythmia identification, common pharmacological agents, legal considerations, and stress testing. Learn the function and use of the EKG machine and the Holter monitor, lead placement, and infection control.

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the 2014 median pay for an EKG Technician was $35,036 per year. Employment is expected to grow 24% from 2014-2024, faster than the national average.

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED*
  • Reading (ACR) and Math (ACA) Assessments**
  • Healthcare Provider CPR
  • Health Assessment, including immunization record

Career Courses:

  • EKG Technician I
  • EKG Technician II
  • EKG Technician Externship

Textbooks & Materials:

  • All textbooks for Continuing Education & Training classes are available at the College Store located in the Student Center. 
  • Navy blue scrubs

*If you do not have a GED or high school diploma, please contact Adult Literacy
at 443-412-2152.

**Available at the Test Center on campus.  Please call 443-412-2352 for available times.


 

Contact Information:

For more information, please call
443-412-2172 or email
healthcaretraining@harford.edu.


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