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Gain the skills needed to become a top performing EKG Technician. Our EKG Technician Program provides students with an interactive approach to learning.

AlliedRx students learn how to perform every aspect of a EKG Tech job role and come out of our institution prepared, ready and willing to lend a hand in the healthcare industry.  With our campus classes we offer simulation activities that allow students to develop their skills and bring the textbook to life. 

15 Week Program

NHA Approved

$46,419 Avg. US Salary

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We Offer this Learning Option at our campuses located throughout the United States. Virginia is our headquarters with a campus in Henrico.

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Learn 12 Lead Placements

Cardiac Rhythm Strips and More!

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Need a Bit More Flexibility? Our Remote Live Instructor Led Classes or the online self paced program may be just right for you! 

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Program Information

Program Structure

The EKG Technician Program is consists of a didactic and simulated teaching methodology. Students will be able to perform the 12 Lead EKG Placements and Readings upon completion. 

Program Description

Purpose: This Certified EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the National Health Career Association Certification Examination.

This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, and legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices.

Occupational Objectives: EKG Techs are most often employed in hospitals.

Employment opportunity is greater with other certifications like medical assisting and/or phlebotomy.

Admission Requirements: Prospective students must be at least 18 years old to apply.

Core Courses

Principles of EKG

This course prepares students to understand the basic principles of electrocardiography and ECG interpretation. Students will learn about ECG interpretation including myocardial infraction. Students will also learn about the electrical axis, infarct patterns, chamber hypertrophy and differentiating tachycardias will be presented.


During this course students will perform hands on training in learning how to perform and interpret EKGs. Students will learn proper placement of 12 Lead ECG and practical clinical skills needed to assess rhythm, heart rate, P-Wave forms, measurement of EKG intervals and segments. Students will also learn to evaluate other relevant waves.

Career Roles

Electrocardiograph (EKG or ECG) technicians operate equipment that measures, monitors and graphically traces the electrical activity of the heart. Physicians use the graph (electrocardiogram/EKG/ECG) to diagnose and monitor patients’ heart problems.

Electrocardiograph technicians:

  • obtain information for EKG records.
  • connect electrodes to leads from the EKG machine.
  • conduct the electrocardiogram.
  • instruct patients to perform physical exercise as specified by the physician.
  • identify abnormal heart rhythms.
  • recognize emergencies and assist the responding physician.

With additional on-the-job training and experience, EKG technicians may move to positions that perform some or all of the following:

  • monitor special EKGs that record heart action over 12- to 24-hour periods.
  • insert a catheter (tube) into a blood vessel leading to the heart to examine.
  • its condition with the aid of a television monitor.
  • use procedures to test the lungs and heart.
  • record heart murmurs and other abnormal sounds.
  • use ultrasound equipment.
  • record heart activity during physical exercise.
  • monitor special, three-dimensional tracings of the heart’s electrical activity.
  • schedule appointments, maintain patients’ files and send bills.

EKG technicians often work under the direction of cardiologists. They work in hospital laboratories, clinics or doctors’ offices and may work at bedside.

Annual Mean Salary
$62,060/ Per Year


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