Master the skills required to work as an Electrocardiogram (EKG) technician in a variety of clinical settings, including hospitals and physicians’ offices.
EKG technicians work in physician offices, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities, and are responsible for performing electrocardiogram tests to monitor and record electrical impulses transmitted by the heart.
The Berkeley College Electrocardiography Technician Training program focuses on administering and interpreting EKG tests. In addition, students will learn to prepare and educate patients prior to collecting valuable diagnostic data used to determine heart function. Learners will use machines to monitor the electrical conduction of the heart, acquire EKGs, prepare patients for stress testing, and simulate how to apply Holter monitors. The program also includes background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, and legal aspects of patient contact.
Individuals with a high school diploma or its equivalent are welcome to enroll in this certificate program.
All topics explored in the Medical Emergencies and Electrocardiography (EKG) training program prepare learners for the Certified Electrocardiography Technician (CET) certification examination offered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), as well as for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification through the American Heart Association.
The following costs are included in the fee for the EKG Technician Training program:
- Certified Electrocardiography Technician certification exam offered through the NHA
- Certified Electrocardiography Technician certification exam review
- Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification offered through the American Heart Association
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification exam review and training
- Required E-texts
- Lab fees
This 9-credit program is offered in a combination of online and onsite instruction. Learning takes place on campus for the Medical Emergencies and Electrocardiography course, which can be taken at any New Jersey campus where the course is offered. The EKG Technician Training program can be completed in one semester.
Credit hours from the completed certificate program may be applied toward credits for a degree program offered within the College’s School of Health Studies.
- MED1130 - Medical Emergencies and Electrocardiography (15-weeks | 3 Credits)
- HEA2200 - Medical Terminology (15-weeks | 3 Credits)
- SCI1120 - Human Biology (15-weeks | 3 Credits)
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Students in the Continuing Education programs and courses are not eligible for Berkeley College grants, scholarships, financial aid, VA benefits, or career assistance.