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EKG Technician


The 48-hour Online EKG Technician Program prepares students to obtain employment as an Electrocardiograph (EKG/ECG) Technician. The EKG Technician is responsible for performing diagnostic tests to assess the heart rhythm and rate in patients. EKGs are also performed before and after operations, during physical examinations of patients, for patients with a history of heart disease, when patients are experiencing chest pains and when the ordering physician deems it necessary.

This course includes 48 hours in a Hands-on classroom along with the ability to sit for the National EKG Technician Certification Exam.


3 Weeks

Class Schedule

Online [Synchronous] Lecture:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

In-Person-Clinical Practice 

  • Saturday - Gardena AUMT Campus


Course Fees: $1,050

Online Guide: $75 (purchase on NHA Website) Click here

Printed Guide:  $75 (purchase on NHA Website) Click here

National Exam Fee: $125 Payable to NHA


    • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate (passed the GED or HiSET exam)
    • 18 years of age
    • Current Covid Vaccination 
  • Participate in Placement test session (see below)

Placement Testing

  • Registration is open now and Placement testing for the October classes starts October 4, 2022.
    • Online registration:
    • In-Person registration: 
      • Visit our office at 4050 E. Imperial Hwy, Lynwood, CA 90262.
      • Office hours: M - F, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM.  
      • Call us at (310) 604-3096, option 2. 
      • Or email us at [email protected]

Upcoming Sessions

  • 10/10/2022 - 10/29/2022
  • 10/31/2022 - 11/19/2022
  • 11/28/2022 - 12/17/2022

Upon successful completion of the EKG Program, students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology of the major body systems with an emphasis on the Cardiovascular system
  • Describe and explain the Electrical Physiology of the Heart
  • Identify and discuss medications that are associated with the Cardiovascular system.
  • Understand and demonstrate the basic skills to accurately take a patient’s vital signs including a Blood Pressure measurement.
  • Identify and Perform basic EKG Skills. This includes utilizing various EKG machines, such as the 3 lead, 5 lead, and 12 lead EKG machine.
  • Identify and discuss Waveforms, calculating heart rates, Determining Heart Rhythm, and Einthoven’s Graphic Identification system. 
  • Develop the ability to recognize Artifacts on an EKG and understand the errors and prevent them.
  • Recognize arrhythmias. 
  • Students will learn to describe Pacemakers, name the chambers of the heart that the pacemaker may pace, explain the ways in which pacemakers can initiate impulses, and assess pacemaker function.
  • Students will learn about the Holter Monitor, its monitoring, and Placement on patients.

Updated: ERB 09/14/2022