EKG Technician

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students to perform basic EKGs.  Students will gain knowledge of cardiac terminology, the electrical conduction of the heart, its effect on heart function and basic dysrhythmias recognition.

Students will be able to use the information and skills in medical settings.  Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate of course completion and should be prepared to take the ASPT EKG Exam for National Certification.


  • Previous direct patient care experience and/or education (i.e. CNAI, CNAII, Military Corpsman/Medic, EMT, CMA) within the last 2 years.  Documentation of this education/experience must be presented to the Health Education Department (certificate of course completion, transcript, letter of recommendation, and/or other formal documentation to confirm experience).
  • Successful completion of Math and Reading placement tests (or equivalent approved by Health Education department)
  • High School Diploma/High School Transcript/GED OR College Diploma/College Transcript (showing graduation date)

 Must bring these documents to Health Education (Room 32) prior to registration

Estimated Cost*

  • Registration: $125.00
  • Lab Fee: $5.00
  • Parking Permit: $25.00
  • Total (approximate): $155.00

*all prices subject to change

Books:  The Health Care Professionals’ Guide to Quality Electrocardiography Training (2011)

Contact the bookstore (West Campus: 336.734.7754 or NWFC:  336.734.7055) for current textbook prices.

For more information, contact Judy Snowden at 336.734.7749.