EKG Technician: Online Certificate Program

An EKG technician working with a patient

This program is a great fit for:

Individuals interested in a career in healthcare

Recent high school graduates

Current healthcare workers looking to upskill or grow their career

Acquire the skills needed to provide exceptional cardiac care to patients as well as valuable support to other healthcare professionals. As an EKG Technician, you'll play a vital role in diagnosing and monitoring cardiac conditions that can save people’s lives. Earn your certificate online and start working in 6 to 12 months!

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Course length

224 hours

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Weekly time commitment

16 hours

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In our EKG Technician Certificate Program, you’ll learn about medical terminology and disease processes that affect the heart. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to explain procedures to patients, monitor blood pressure, properly position patients for an EKG scan, apply Holter monitors and assist cardiologists with stress testing. This EKG Technician Program is ideal for someone interested in an entry-level career in healthcare and is often used as the first step toward obtaining other certifications that can advance your career, such as Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, and Patient Care Technician.

The 12-week online EKG Technician Certification Program at Anderson University will prepare you for certification through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) as a Certified EKG Technician (CET).

Why Choose Siena Heights University?

Siena Heights University’s Workforce Development certificate programs were built to meet the needs of modern-day students. You can start learning as soon as today and be on the path to a fulfilling new career in just a few weeks or months.

Online and self-paced coursework

Affordable tuition

Fulfilling, flexible job opportunities

Industry-leading credentials

Clinicals included (if necessary)

Certificates matched to industry demands

Medical and surgical hospitals are the number one employer of EKG Technicians. There are more than 42,000 people working in these positions across America.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Is this EKG Technician Certificate Program right for me? 

  • Do you enjoy working with advanced medical equipment and have a knack for understanding and interpreting data?  
  • Are you detail-oriented and possess excellent observational skills?  
  • Are you comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, often under pressure?  
  • Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of patients, providing them with vital cardiac care and support?  
  • Do you have strong communication skills and enjoy working collaboratively as part of a healthcare team?  
  • Are you looking for a rewarding healthcare career that allows you to enter the workforce relatively quickly, without the need for extensive years of schooling? 

Career Paths

EKG Technician
Cardiac Monitor Technician
Telemetry Technician
Electrocardiogram Technician
Cardiac Stress Test Technician
Holter Monitor Technician
EKG Monitor Technician