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Allied Health Institute

Allied Health Institute


Online Program

Electrocardiograph Technician

Program Length: 6 months

The role of the Electrocardiographer in the health care setting is a dynamic and expanding career opportunity. Our online Electrocardiograph Technician Program prepares the entry level technician for work in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Inpatient facilities include hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers. Examples of outpatient settings are physician's offices and home health care agencies.

Courses at AHI are broken down into several different modules. In order to successfully complete this program you must complete the modules in their entirety. Classes are available 24 hours a day. The Electrocardiograph Technician Program can be completed in 6 months. This program has a clinical training requirement.

Upon completion of this course the student will have an overview of the healthcare delivery system, basic medical terminology, patient care, and medical ethics. The student will have in depth knowledge of the 12 lead EKG and the conduction system of the heart as well as some of the disorders that can be monitored with the EKG or other mobile monitoring systems.

The learning modules of the Electrocardiograph Technician Program encompass lecture, threaded discussion, live chats, electronic video library, interactive activities, assignments, examinations and final.

The following areas will be covered

  • Medical Legal and Ethical Guidelines & Requirements
  • Basic Cardiovascular Anatomy & Physiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Patient Preparation and Care
  • Use of Medical Instrumentation Modalities
  • ECG Techniques and Recognition
  • Cardiovascular Drugs
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Procedures
  • Stress Testing & Holter Monitoring

After successful completion of the program student will be awarded a diploma. Students who successfully complete the requirements of the Electrocardiograph Technician Program will be eligible to take the following national exams:

  • National Certified ECG Technician (NCET)
  • Nationally Registered title of Certified EKG Technician (NRCEKG)
  • Certified Cardiographic Technician - CCT

Career Opportunities

Graduates can seek entry level Electrocardiograph Technician employment in a variety of settings including:

  • Hospital
  • Clinic
  • Doctor's office
  • Nursing home
  • Medical supply business,
  • Home healthcare agency
  • Insurance company

Program offered is a Diploma.

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Campus Offerings:
  • None : This program is taught Online.

Allied Health Institute (AHI) is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.