Advance Your EKG Technician Career

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12 Weeks

Certificate Length



What Does An EKG Technician Do?

EKG technicians provide patient care through the administration of electrocardiogram (EKG) testing, the best method for determining cardiovascular problems and monitoring heart health. In addition to supporting physicians, EKG technicians are also responsible for maintaining imaging equipment, sharing results and providing patient education.

After successfully completing the EKG technician certificate, students will have obtained the skills necessary to function as an essential part of a health care team, identifying heart conditions, analyzing diagnostic information, and assisting with procedures. You will also also be proficient in electronic health records, medical terminology and disease processes.

Where In the AdventHealth Network Can You Work?

EKG technicians work in a variety of settings, which may include hospitals, heart centers or private practice offices. Technicians will collaborate with many other health care professionals, and there are opportunities to further specialize in other areas such as echocardiography, vascular technology and Holter monitoring.


High School Diploma or GED

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Course registration & payment

Oral and written English proficiency is a requirement for course participation and certificate examination.

Training Materials Provided

Expert-led video based training

eBooks: Electrocardiography for the Healthcare Professional

Competency assessments

National Certification exam fee



The demand for EKG technicians will continue to grow rapidly, especially as the health care field expands to meet the rising needs of the population. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment is expected to climb much faster than other occupations, by anywhere from 10 – 17% over the next decade.

Upon certificate completion, EKG technician students will have achieved a thorough understanding of thorough comprehension of electrocardiograms, Holter monitoring, and other vital diagnostic cardiovascular testing.

Skills Learned

Students in the EKG Technician certificate will complete a rigorous curriculum over 12 weeks to gain the expertise necessary to successfully launch their health care career. Some of the skills gained include:

  • Understanding the correct use of electrocardiography equipment and supplies
  • Working with patients to explain procedures and prepare them for testing
  • Recognition of cardiac arrhythmias and the appropriate responses
  • Understanding of medical terminology and disease processes
  • Supporting physicians and cardiologists during patient testing and monitoring


Professionalism in Allied Health
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology




Cardiovascular Technician


EKG Technician


ECG Technician


Upon completion of the certificate, students will be prepared to sit for the Certified EKG Technician exam. Before taking this exam, students are required to complete at least 10 EKGs on a live person in order to fulfill their clinical requirement.



Certified EKG Technician

Earning this national certification demonstrates to future employers that you have mastered the skills and knowledge necessary to work successfully as an EKG technician.


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Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.

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Pay for your training with an education loan through Meritize.

Reserve your seat by completing the course registration process using the provided option.



Program & Tuition Cost
$4,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Professors: scheduled office hours
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures


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Students will complete the online certificate over 12 weeks, making them job-ready in three months. The certificate is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

EKG technicians work hard, both physically and mentally, to help care for patients. They spend the majority of their shift standing, walking, kneeling and lifting.

Ideal candidates for this online certificate have excellent interpersonal skills, are detail-oriented, possess a caring and compassionate personality and are interested in learning about high-tech mechanical equipment.

EKG technicians often use this certification as a stepping stone to other healthcare opportunities, including Medical Assistants, Phlebotomists or Electronic Health Records specialists.

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