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EKG Technician

Quick Program Facts

Program Description

You will learn basic cardiovascular anatomy and physiology as it relates to:

  • Electrocardiography
  • Technical aspects of the electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Interpretations of rhythm strips
  • Medical terminology
  • The role of the EKG Technician
  • Treadmill stress testing

After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to take a National Certification exam for EKG Technician.

Eligibility Requirements & Prerequisites

You must:

  • Be 18 years old
  • Provide copy of high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Bring your:
    • Photo ID in the form of a driver's license, U.S. passport, or military ID
    • Social Security card
  • Pass the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), if applicable
  • Have current Basic Life Support (BLS) health care provider CPR card from the American Heart Association
  • Pass a criminal background check

Credentials in Detail

After completing this course, you will receive an Institutional Award and will be qualified to take a national certification exam.  

You will receive 7.9 CEUs.

Course List

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How to Apply

Next Application Period

Monday, October 26—Friday, November 27, 2020

System Requirements

Both courses will be delivered in an online environment for Fall 2020.

If you are taking these courses, you are required to own a Windows or Mac desktop or laptop computer that meets these minimum requirements:

  • Internet access
  • Video capability
  • Operating system:
    • Windows 8 or higher
    • Mac OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or higher
  • Browser: Google Chrome

Note: Chromebooks are not compatible with some applications used in the courses.

Practicum or practice hours will be arranged.

Follow These Steps to Apply

  1. Download, print, and fill out the application.
    • We will post the application on Monday, October 26, 2020.
  2. Gather the required supporting documents listed in the application.
    • We will not consider any applications submitted without all supporting documents.
  3. Scan your completed application and supporting documents.
    • Email your application materials to:
    • Application deadline: Friday, November 27, 2020
  4. Register for class.
    • Once you have been accepted, you may register for EKG Technician courses, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional Accommodations

If you need to request accommodations, please call us at 817-515-1484.



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Summer Hours: Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Updated August 11, 2020