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ECG/EKG Technician Certification

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ECG/EKG Certified Technicians, also known as Electrocardiograph technicians or Cardiovascular technicians, perform EKGs readings, Holter Monitoring, Lead Placement and Stress Tests (usually on a treadmill) and assist physicians in diagnosing and treating cardiac and blood vessel issues. EKG Technicians operate and maintain EKG machines to read a patient's cardiovascular health and perform a series of tests to ensure accurate measurements are taken.

EKG/ECG testing is critical in many fields of health care and properly trained and certified technicians are growing in demand. Regan Career Institute offers an in-depth, accelerated training course that best prepares graduates to properly perform the duties required in the workplace.


Electrocardiography (ECG/EKG) provides valuable information to the cardiologist about the electrical activity in the heart. The EKG is a highly specialized and technical tool for assessing cardiac function and diagnosing cardiac disease and is a valuable addition to advancing your medical career.

RCI's Electrocardiography (ECG/EKG) Technician Certification Course is a Nationally and California state approved 50-hour program completed over 6 days. This course prepares students for cardiac monitoring including Holter, 12 Lead EKG, and Stress Testing. Successful completion of this course will qualify the student to sit for and take the ASPT (American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians) or NCCT (National Center for Competency Testing) national EKG certification examination.

I took the EKG course and was beyond satisfied. The people in the front are so kind and helpful and the admissions counselor is straightforward but still warm (the word that comes to mind is "jolly"). My instructor for the EKG course was really knowledgeable and always open to questions. She's been doing this for a while, so she really knew how to pace the lectures.

- Lyari D.

  •  Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
  •  Electrical Conduction System of the Heart
  •  EKG waveform analysis
  •  Components of obtaining an accurate EKG reading
  •  Role and responsibilities of person obtaining and monitoring EKG
  •  Perform a 12 lead EKG
  •  Proper EKG lead placement; Practice performing an EKG
  •  Discuss the sites of action potential generation and propagation through the cardiac conduction system. Contrast the effect of parasympathetic with sympathetic stimulation of the cardiac conduction system.
  •  Correlate the actions of the heart represented by the p wave, PR interval, QRS complex, and T-wave.
  •  Choose proper placement of electrodes based on ECG mechanics.
  •  Calculate a heart rate from an ECG strip
  •  Analyze how the following rhythms would appear on an ECG strip.
  •  Analyze how the following dysrhythmias would appear on an ECG strip.
  •  Describe the interventions intended to correct the effects of insufficient tissue perfusion associated with dysrhythmia.
  •  EKG Interpretation: identification of waveforms on rhythm strip; Measurement of waveforms on rhythm strip; determining heart rate from rhythm strips.
  •  Recognition of sinus rhythms: 1. Normal sinus rhythm 2. Sinus Bradycardia 3. Sinus tachycardia 4. Sinus Arrhythmia.
  •  Atrial rhythms: interpretation, causes and treatment modalities of abnormal atrial rhythms
  •  Ventricular rhythms: interpretation, causes and treatment modalities of abnormal ventricular rhythms
  •  Junctional rhythms: interpretation, causes and treatment modalities of abnormal junctional rhythms
  •  Atrial fibrillation; premature ventricular contractions; ventricular fibrillation; asystole; ventricular standstill
  •  Interpretation of Heart Blocks.
  •  Recognize EKG findings of Myocardial Infarction and ischemia
  •  Holter Monitoring: leads placement, procedure, analysis
  •  Reading of artificial Pacemakers
  •  How to perform interventions associated with common arrhythmias, especially life-threatening arrhythmias.


Dec 12, 2018 - Dec 12, 2019
Sat, Sun 08:00 AM — 05:00 PM
No. of Days: 6
Total Hours: 50
No. of Participants: 20
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RCI provides its students with the training necessary to successfully pursue careers in Allied healthcare professions. Courses are offered from the Certification/Diploma level up to Degree level.  Our faculty and teaching staff are highly trained and experienced medical professionals. Each educator is California State and/or Nationally Certified in the courses they teach. We offer courses and training programs in Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, Electrocardiography, Nursing Assisting, RN-to-BSN, and many others.  The classroom training sessions are presented in a lively, interesting format combining the knowledge-filled lecture with the active hands-on experience.

However, learning does not end upon graduation. Skills learned in the classroom and practiced during your externship are refined on the job. As your experience through RCI provided externships and in-the-field training increases, so will your confidence in your skills. RCI also offers various Continuing Education Courses to further develop and maintain your knowledge, skills, and experience level.

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11350 Valley Boulevard, El Monte, Los Angeles , California, USA 91731
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