The EKG (Electrocardiograph) Technician program is a 40-hour course that will be scheduled for one (1) day a week, eight (8) hours for a total of five (5) weeks. Classes will meet on Fridays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. A Certified EKG Technician (CET) administers and interprets EKG tests in a variety of clinical settings including hospitals and physicians’ offices. The Certified EKG Technician (CET) prepares and educates patients prior to collecting valuable diagnostic data that is used by the physician to determine cardiovascular functions/rhythm.
The Mid-America Nursing & Allied-Health EKG (Electrocardiograph) Technician program will provide students with the real-world clinical skills that are essential to working in the hospital environment and physicians’ offices to monitor the electrical conduction of the heart; prepare the patient for stress testing and be able to apply Holter monitors. Each student will be prepared to assist physicians in proper placement of EKG lead using their knowledge of 3-lead, 5-lead or 12 lead electrodes on patients.
Students will be grounded with a solid understanding of human anatomy, EKG theory, EKG application and monitoring, stress testing, and infection control, patient care, and HIPPA rule/confidentiality. The Mid-America Nursing & Allied-Health EKG (Electrocardiograph) Technician program will provide students with the clinical, technical, and professional skills they need to be successful in the health care industry. Upon completion of the five (5) week program, students will have the clinical knowledge and proficiency required of the EKG Technician and will be prepared to take the National Certification examination through the National Healthcare Association (NHA). Upon successful completion of the EKG (Electrocardiograph) Technician program, the student will be awarded a Certificate of completion in EKG. The application and examination fee for the National Certification Exam is not included in the tuition for this program.
Certification upon successful completion of NHA Exam: EKG Technician National Certification (CET)
Program Delivery: Residential
*All admission requirements must be met before the first day of class.*
Students may qualify for Kansas Workforce, or MO Full Employment Council (FEC) financial assistance. For more details on financial assistance options, please give us a call.
According to BLS data, job opportunities for cardiovascular technologists and technicians across specialties is expected to grow 22% by 2024, with a 2015 median salary of $54,880, based on skills and experience. This is a faster growth than the average for all occupations. Some factors driving this growth include:
Dropping prices in technology makes it affordable to medical providers outside of hospitals (so doctors’ offices and diagnostic facilities need EKG technicians as well).
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
The course is a practical, hands on training through use of demonstration and skills practice. Students will be required to practice on each other to gain real world experience.