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EKG Technician

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EKG Tech­nicians as­sist physi­cians in di­agnos­ing and treat­ing card­iac (heart) and peri­pheral vas­cular (blood ves­sel) ail­ments by per­form­ing diag­nos­tic tests to as­sess the heart rhy­thm and rate in pa­tients. They are em­ployed by ho­spi­tals and medi­cal/surgi­cal clin­ics, etc. The 91-hour cours­ework in­cludes the funda­men­tals of ana­tomy and physi­ology of the cardio­vascu­lar sys­tem and the role of the elec­trocar­dio­graph in pa­tient as­sess­ment.

Na­tional cer­tifi­ca­tions in EKG Techni­cian are avail­able through the Na­tional Health­career As­socia­tion (NHA), www.nhanow.com.

Information is subject to change based on industry, facility, or institution requirements. Please note that CPR training must be Basic Life Support through the American Heart Association.

Estimated Tuition

The cost of the program is $882. Additional costs include an online background check ($40, payable by the student), drug screen ($40, payable by the student), textbooks, and supplies.

NHA Certified EKG Technician (CET) Printed Study Guide 2.0 + Online Practice Test 2.0, and Printed Study Guide 2.0

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Prerequisites
Time Commitment
Immunization Requirements

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Check Eligibility for Licensing Exams

Students who have a felony conviction should check with the Program Manager of their program to determine if a licensing exam is required to be employed. Some examples include, but are not limited to, education, nursing, cosmetology, and technology programs. Legislative changes, specifically, HB 1508 from the 85th Texas legislative session section 53.151 (2017), require notification to applicants and enrollees regarding the consequences of a criminal conviction on eligibility for an occupational license. Students may be ineligible for an occupational license upon completion of a program due to prior convictions.

HB 1508

Students who have a felony conviction should check with the Program Manager of their program to determine if a licensing exam is required to be employed Some examples include but are not limited to education, nursing, cosmetology, and technology programs. Legislative changes, specifically, HB 1508 from the 85th Texas legislative session section 53.151 (2017), require notification to applicants and enrollees regarding the consequences of a criminal conviction on eligibility for an occupational license. Students may be ineligible for an occupational license upon completion of a program due to prior convictions.