The EKG Technician ProgramThis EKG Technician Program prepares students to perform EKG's. This course will include information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. A highly interactive course!
The EKG Technician Profession
EKG technicians are in demand! EKG technicians work in physicians 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.
EKG Technician program
This EKG Technician program prepares students to function as EKG technicians. This course covers the following key areas and topics:
Detailed anatomy and physiology of the heart
Medical disease processes and terminology
Medical ethics and legal aspects of patient contact
Electrocardiography and echocardiography
An introduction to the components, function, and proper use of the EKG machine
The normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement
12-lead placement and other practices
The job outlook for EKG techs looks excellent, as career opportunities for cardiovascular technicians and technologists are projected to grow 29% from 2010-2020. This is significantly faster than the average job growth for other occupations. As the baby boomer population ages, the need for EKG technicians will continue to grow, and as medical imaging technology advances, hospitals and labs will replace more currently invasive procedures with less invasive, more affordable imaging options.
Employment opportunities for EKG techs are expected to grow more rapidly in private diagnostic laboratories and doctors offices, although hospitals will still employ the majority cardiovascular technicians.
What are my payment options?
Click the Financing link at the top of this page for financing information.
What is difference between a certificate and a certification?
By successfully completing a course through one of our college or university partners the student is awarded a Certificate of Completion from the institution. If there is a state or national exam that the course is preparing a student for, the proper certifying body will be indicated and that association will proctor and award any type of certification. This is the studentís responsibility, although ECA is here to help guide our students in the right direction.
Does this course translate in to college credit?
Through our college and university partners, ECA offers non-credit certificate programs.
How long do access to my complete my course?
Access will begin on your start date and end on your end date unless otherwise specified. If you are falling behind in your course please contact an Education Consultant to talk about your options.
When are the course start dates?
The course start dates are determined by the student due to open-enrollment.
Is the Certification exam included in the course?
The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course unless otherwise specified in the course education and training plan.
Although there is no state approval, state registration or other state requirements for this program, students who complete this EKG Technician program at Auburn University will be prepared and are eligible to take at least 2 national certification exams. Students are eligible to sit for the American Society of Phlebotomy Technician (ASPT) Certified EKG Technician exam and the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) EKG Technician (CET) certification exam. Students who complete this program can and do sit for these national certification exams and are qualified, eligible and prepared to do so. Auburn University works with each student to complete the exam application and register the student to take their national certification exam