The Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician program provides basic EKG knowledge and skills requirements. Students learn about the electrical events that generate the different waves on the EKG. These waveforms enable the students to identify and understand the normal 3, 5, and 12 lead EKG. This course explores most common disturbances and life-threatening cardiac rhythm in patients. The identification of pacemaker rhythm, Holter monitoring, and stress monitoring will be briefly introduced along with basic patient care. This is a 12-week course with Zoom classes every Saturday and in-lab skills classes on Wednesday in the evening hours.

Become an EKG Technician

  1. Must have a High School Diploma, GED, or healthcare professional license.
  2. Must have an active CPR certification.
  3. Take and pass the Reading Accuplacer Test and score 240 or higher.
  4. Register for both EKG Part 1 and EKG Part 2.
  5. Pay for course (tuition assistance is available).
  6. Successfully complete the program.
  7. Eligible to complete the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) EKG state exam upon successful program completion.



Fall 2024 Schedule

HES-724-11304 ~ EKG Part 1
Days: Wednesdays & Fridays
Dates: 9/4/24 – 10/4/24
Times: 5pm - 9pm
Location: Largo Campus  
HES-691-11305 ~ EKG Part 2
Days: Wednesdays & Fridays
Dates: 10/9/24 – 11/8/24
Times: 5pm - 9pm
Location: Largo Campus  

Program Costs

Contact Information

CE Nursing Program
Phone: 301-546-0745