Online EKG Technician Program
Our Online EKG Technician program will prepare you to monitor EKG rhythms for patients who experience heart conditions, during physical exams, or in preparation for surgery.
EKG technicians work in nearly every aspect of healthcare. These trained technicians test the electrical activity of the heart through the proper placement of electrode patches on the patient’s body. The resulting EKG rhythm strips provide valuable data used in diagnosing and monitoring patients with heart conditions.
As an EKG technician, you will also be able to measure basic vital signs and perform rapid response procedures; operate an EKG machine and interpret output; prepare for, perform, and monitor EKG testing; and record lead placement, measure, and identify rhythms.
EKG technicians who work in hospitals and other 24/7 healthcare facilities have the possibility of working night and weekend schedules.
Hartman’s Complete Guide for the EKG Technician
Authors: Wilma Lynne Clarke, EdD, RN
- Complete, submit and agree to terms in the “Application for Enrollment”.
- Provide ID and Social Security Card.
- Consent to submit to a criminal background check and drug screen. (a felony may constitute disqualification)
- Negative PPD/TBT Skin Test or Negative Chest x-ray (must be within 6 months).
- Current Immunization Records
- High School Diploma/ GED
- Registration and Minimum Deposit –required for each program (see fee schedule for details)
Tuition and Fees
Tuition – $199.00
Application Fee – $50.00
Background Check – $35.00
Student ID – $15
MedCA Certification Exam – $139.00 (Not Included In Fees)
Application Fee: Fifty Dollars: $50.00 (non-refundable)
Online EKG Technician Course Training Fees: $199.00 (see Tuition and Fees above for breakdown)
Two Payment Plans I & II:
Plan I: One Hundred Ninety Nine Dollars ($199.00) paid in full before class begins;
Plan II: One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) down payment before class begins and Forty Nine Dollars and Seventy Five Cent ($49.75) per module. (4 Modules)
(HHCC does not accept personal checks. All payments will be required to be paid in cash, money order or credit card.)
For students who choose payment plan II, when registering for the Online EKG Technician Program for the first time, students are expected to pay the Application Fee, Background Check, and Student Badge. The remaining balance will be paid before the start of each module. Once your module payment has been received [in full], your module will be unlocked for the duration of the course.
Checks will not be accepted. Certificates of Completion will be given after the student has completed their clinical externship. The MedCA Certification exam will be scheduled within 10 days of program completion and on receipt of certification of completion from Heritage Health Career Center, Inc. The Exam is $139. Re-testing fees and test rescheduling are the student’s responsibility.
Program Acceptance Standards
To be accepted into Heritage Health Career Center’s (HHCC) program, each applicant must understand and meet the following program acceptance standards and verify such by signing this ENROLLMENT APPLICATION. Failure to meet and accept these standards will result in an admission denial:
Applicant must be physically able to bend, kneel and lift.
Applicant must be able to communicate clearly using the English language due to its exclusive use by the instructors and its predominant use by medical terms and medical facilities. This includes the ability to understand written and spoken English plus the ability to speak clearly, to be clearly understood, to read written English and to write clearly using the English language. All aspects of the HHCC use ONLY the English language for all communications, including the textbooks.
Applicant must be able to work and interact competently with other people.
Applicant must be legally eligible to work or train in the United States and must possess a valid social security number.
Applicant must not test positive for tuberculosis or Hepatitis B.
Applicant must have NO felony or misdemeanor in ANY state involving ANY sex related crimes or ANY crimes related to: murder, attempted murder, assault, battery, kidnapping, abduction of a minor, aggravated menacing, aggravated robbery, grand theft, patient abuse ,patient neglect, Medicaid fraud, insurance fraud or ANY convictions involving the abuse, neglect, or harassment of a minor or an elderly person. ANY convictions involving methamphetamine will also result in an admission denial.
There will be no night clinical rotations.
Goals of the Program
Prepare the student to work as a EKG Technician in a variety of health care settings such as the hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, mobile services, etc.
Acquire a basic working knowledge of medical terminology.
Become familiar and learn the basic structure, functions and interaction of each body system.
Discuss the pathway from patient contact through the diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and financial aspects of medical care.
Demonstrate the strict safety standards needed to protect self, patients, employees and employers.
Explain the legal, cultural and ethical issues and regulations within healthcare.
Perform all clinical duties expected of clinical EKG Technician.