Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED equivalent.
This 50-hour hybrid program will prepare you to become an EKG technician, which involves monitoring and recording electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. The course includes hands-on labs and practice with EKG equipment, and prepares you to take the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) exam or sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) EKG Technician Certification (CET) exam.
This course includes important background information on the anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography, and stress testing. You’ll also learn the proper functions of the EKG machine and other clinical practices.
Once you’ve earned our certificate of completion, this certificate qualifies you to take national exams, which are separate from our program and can be taken at additional costs. After the successful completion of this program, you will be prepared to sit for the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) exam or sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) EKG Technician Certification (CET) exam.
This program is presented in partnership with a third-party provider and is not taught by California State University, Long Beach faculty. The course is not offered for academic credit and is not degree-eligible.
This course is delivered online as a hybrid course that combines online asynchronous curriculum, live Zoom lectures and five face-to-face hands-on lab sessions on held on campus.