ECG Technician Certificate Program
This course goes far beyond teaching you to apply electrodes and operate the ECG machine. You will learn how to read and interpret ECGs and differentiate cardiac rhythms.
This 60-hour program includes 40 hours of didactic and practical training on the JCCC campus and three days of clinical experience at Olathe Medical Center working 1:1 with ECG technician staff in performing ECGs in a variety of hospital units. You will be prepared to sit for national certification upon successful completion of this course.
As an ECG technician, you will conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic purposes. May conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests. Includes vascular technologists.
Application review starts two months prior to the start of the program.
This 60-hour program begins with 40 hours of didactic and practical training on the JCCC campus.
Topics covered include:
- Cardiac anatomy and physiology
- Principles of reading the ECG
- Proper placement of electrodes
- Patient confidentiality and professional ethics
- Infection control
- Equipment maintenance
Upon successful completion of the didactic section of the course, students are assigned three days of clinical experience at Olathe Medical Center working one-on-one with ECG technician staff in performing successful ECGs in a variety of hospital units. Experience with Holter monitors and echocardiograms will be included.
Enrollment into this course is by selective admission only. Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted for an interview if you meet requirements for admission into the program. Students must be 18 or older, have a high school diploma or GED, have no felony convictions and be a U.S. citizen. It is highly recommended that students have a background in a medical field.
Tuition for the program, regardless of state of residence, is $950. A three-part payment plan is available through the business office for the tuition fees. Additional costs for supplies and books will average $400. This course is approved for WIOA funds, but is not eligible for federal student loans or grants. A 15% discount is available when taking ECG Technician and Phlebotomy Technician courses simultaneously.