EKG Technician

Study From Home and Participate in live hands-on/practical clinical internship

GET TRAINED & NATIONALLY CERTIFIED in a few days. National Certification Included in Tuition.

This program includes National EKG Certification

New Career Training Institute’s accelerated home study EKG Technician program features a blended 100-hours of online lecture or paper-based study material in the comfort of your own home, and a required two days of live hands-on/practical clinical internship with a Licensed instructor held in a classroom lab or healthcare setting that will give you real-life experience you can put on your résumé and prepare you for a new career. National Certification Included in Tuition.

Method of Evaluation: Students must achieve a minimum of 70% final average and must be in attendance 100% of the mandatory 2 day clinical in order to pass competencies. Students must be in proper attire (any color scrubs, closed-toe shoes, properly groomed)

Certification: Included in this course is the National exam.

Textbook(s): are included in the cost of tuition and will be distributed via mail or email.

Expectations for taking this course: Homework assignments will be submitted and quizzes will be taken by the student.

During the course, there will be lab skills activities, and a mandatory 2-3 days at a clinic to practice your skills. The National Certification exam is included in this course. This is included in the tuition

How long does it take to complete this program? 

This program is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace.

*Average completion time for this program if you study on a full time basis is about 2 weeks

*Average completion time for this program if you study on a part time basis is about 3 weeks

Complete your course work online, through the mail, or in combination.

You can study either via the paper-based or the online method:

Externship – Additional Externships are available to you. It is a 40-hour clinical externship for $300. The additional 40-hour clinical externships are available once you have completed the Training course. The 40 externship hours are not included in this training. Please contact Dr. Miller when you are ready to register for the 40- hour-externship. The educational objective of this clinical externship gives students the chance to spend up to 40 hours in diverse settings and practice hands-on skills. *Clinical Externships are twice a week.

Electrocardiograms (EKG/ECG) are performed routinely during medical examinations, pre-surgical evaluations, before initiating fitness programs, as well as the assessment and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The electrocardiogram, or EKG/ECG, is a recording of the electrical impulses that generate the heartbeats or contractions of the heart. The EKG is an essential diagnostic tool in establishing the health and function of the cardiovascular system.

EKG Technicians

Today professional, well trained EKG technicians are needed in different areas of the healthcare industry, including hospitals, physician’s offices, cardiac rehabilitation clinics, and other medical settings. Their duties include assisting doctors and nurses with cardiac exams, such as EKGs and treadmill stress exams; EKG recording; taking care of the equipment; and communicating with the physician, nurse, patient, and the patient’s family. Strong communication skills, compassion, understanding, caring, and flexibility are important traits an EKG technician needs to possess.

The program trains students to become EKG/cardiovascular technicians who can work in a variety of healthcare facilities including hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and physician offices.

Students will learn how to perform a 12 lead EKG, properly maintain diagnostic equipment, recognize normal and abnormal sinus rhythms and monitor patients for cardiovascular disorders. An overview of anatomy and physiology, with emphasis on cardiac and vascular systems is taught along with medical terminology, basic patient care techniques, medical instrumentation, cardiac monitoring and testing and cardiac wellness and rehabilitation. A clinical experience is offered along with home study program.

Course Overview: 

  • Communication/Confidentiality
  • Recording and Reporting
  • Basic Anatomy/Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Sinus Mechanism
  • Infection Control/Safety
  • Atrial/Ventricular Rhythms
  • Pacemaker Rhythms
  • 12-Lead EKG Machine
  • Cardiac drugs/Complications

The EKG Technician Profession

EKG technicians are in demand! EKG technicians work in physician’s offices, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities and organizations. EKG technicians also work for insurance companies to provide data for health and life insurance policies. Similar to other growing healthcare professions, the demand for EKG technicians is expected to continue to grow substantially. Approximately 25% more EKG technician jobs will be available by the year 2018.

The EKG course is 100 clock hours and will meet for mandatory clinical sessions twice a week. Upon passing and completion of the course the student will be eligible to take the National Certification Exam for Electrocardiogram Technicians (CET). This exam will be taken the last 2 hours of the clinical session. There is no separate fee for the national exam through the National Healthcare Workers Association.

Specifics About the Course:

  • Classes are divided into two components: Home study learning /lecture and Clinical Lab experience
  • Learning /lecture – is done at your own pace on your schedule (approximately total 100 hours).
  • Clinical Lab experience – Students are required to complete hands-on practical training at a pre-approved clinical setting.
  • Course Materials – are included.
  • Tutoring – One-on-one communication with your instructor.
  • Exam Preparation – FREE CERTIFICATION PREPARATION prior to students taking their certification exams.
  • Certification Exams are administered on site the last 2 hours of the clinical lab session.
  • Clinical Class size – Class sizes are kept small to maximize instructor to student learning.
  • Payment – affordable, interest free, low monthly payment plans.
  • Tuition $1200
  • Separate Registration Fee $150


Program graduates receive a Certificate of Completion in EKG Training, which—can get them an entry-level job as a EKG technician. Students are also eligible to sit for the National Exam to become a certified EKG technician.

Most states regulate the duties that EKG technicians are allowed to perform through licensure, registration or certification. EKG Technician Certification is an acknowledgment of a EKG technician’s qualifications and professional competence and may be an asset when seeking employment. Contact your state to learn more about certification requirements.