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Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician Training for | El Cajon Ca

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Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician Training | El Cajon, Ca

Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician

60 Clock Hours / 3 Semester Credit Hours

Electrocardiogram Technician Training in El Cajon, Ca

This Electrocardiogram Technician training course prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians and nurses, to administer EKG and ECG diagnostic examinations and report results to the treatment team. This includes instruction in basic anatomy and physiology, the cardiovascular system, medical terminology, cardiovascular medications and effects, patient care, EKG and ECG administration, equipment operation and maintenance, interpretation of cardiac rhythm, patient record management, and professional standards and ethics. Upon completion of this course, ATA College students will be eligible to take the national certification exam.

This training program leads towards credit in the Medical Assistant, Associate of Applied Science program

Prerequisite Required

This is an accelerated program!

Due to the difficulty and speed of this course, the Medical Assistant program must be completed prior to enrollment. Programs from other colleges or prior medical experience may be used to fulfill the prerequisite with approval from the admissions department.

EKG Technicians Work at:

  • Physicians' Office
  • Hospitals; state, local, and private
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Medical and diagnostic laboratories

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All of our programs eligible for job placement assistance from our school’s  Careers Services Department.

What will you learn?

Diploma Curriculum & Courses

Anatomy and Physiology
AP 118 Anatomy and Physiology for EKG/ECG

0.66 Credits

This course provides an overview of the human body. It introduces students to the structure, function, and diseases of the human body. It also introduces students to related terminology used in the clinical settings to describe body positions and parts. Emphasis will be on cardiovascular system.

Medical Terminology
MT 118 Medical Terminology for EKG/ECG

0.66 Credits

This course introduces the student to medical terminology as they relate to the anatomical structure of the human body. Introduction to body system root words, prefixes, suffixes, and introductory terminology. Emphasis is on cardiovascular system terminology. Medical language and accepted medical abbreviations related to electrocardiograms.

Electrocardiography Procedures
EKG 190 Electrocardiography Procedures

2.00 Credits

This course provides comprehensive instruction on electrocardiographs, characteristics of normal electrocardiogram rhythms, procedures, and quality assurance protocol. Upon completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the national certification exam.

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This program may lead to a national certification with the National Center for Competency Testing


Where we got the information found on this webpage

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians, Including Vascular Technologists,
on the Internet at

Cost of the Program
$800.00 Tuition
$100.00 Fees

Graduation Rate (For 2016).
100% On-Time Graduation Rate

Placement Rate (As reported to the Council on Occupational Education in the 2016 Annual Report)

Below is a link to the Standard Occupational Classification:
29-2031.00 – Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians


ATA College is an accredited college which is conveniently located in East County, serving the communities of El Cajon, Santee, Lemon Grove, La Mesa, Lakeside, Alpine, Chula Vista, Spring Valley, Mission Valley, and San Diego.