ECG Technician

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.

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.

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