College of Professional & International Education

EKG Technician
Certificate Program

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this course is shifting to an alternative online delivery. Online classes may include synchronous and asynchronous instruction, including some technology-enhanced modalities. Therefore, there will be no courses offered in a face-to-face instructional mode at this time. If for any reason, a course cannot be delivered online, then the course may be cancelled.
Please note: if you registered for a course that indicated it was being offered face-to-face, you will receive a follow-up email that will address the new delivery mode and/or status of your course(s) in specific detail.

For more information, contact Denis Arsenault.
Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED equivalent.

This 50-hour program will prepare you to become an EKG technician, which involves monitoring and recording electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. The course includes hands-on labs and practice with EKG equipment, and prepares you to take the ASPT-Electrocardiograph Technician exam and other National Certification exams.

This course includes important practice and background information on the anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography, and stress testing. Additionally, you will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands-on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine and other clinical practices. After the successful completion of this program, you will be prepared to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) EKG Technician Certification (CET) exam.

This course is delivered in three formats: self-paced online, on-campus, or as a hybrid course that combines online lectures and hands-on labs. Students enrolled in the hybrid course will have the opportunity to participate in optional online lectures with an instructor in real-time.

Please Note:
This course will be offered online only in Summer 2020.  Subject to health and safety regulations, this course will be offered in a hybrid format in Fall 2020 that combines online lectures and hands-on labs.  Students who participate in the Summer 2020 program will be invited to return to participate in a hands-on lab environment, but are not required to do so in order to receive the certificate.  


Email Denis Arsenault for more information or to start the registration process.

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