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EKG Technician Schools

Becoming an EKG (electrocardiograph) technician often begins with formal training. Usually, the main prerequisite is that you have completed your high school diploma or earned a GED.

However, there are now several certificate and associate degree programs that can be completed in a relatively short period of time. Some of these programs are part of a larger cardiovascular technology program which allows the student to become educated and trained on EKG monitoring. Those who wish the become certified in holter monitoring generally need to take additional courses as the procedure requires more in depth training, skill, and understanding.

EKG Technician Programs

Most EKG programs are designed to prepare you to take the American Society of Phlebotomy Technician (ASPT) Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician examination. The courses in typical EKG programs consist of the following topics:

  • Anatomy of the Heart
  • Physiology of the Heart
  • Heart Diseases and Irregularities
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Ethics
  • Electrocardiography (EKG) Basics
  • Holter Monitoring Applied Learning
  • EKG Machinery - Equipment Practice
  • Electrode Placement & Treadmill

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Master of Science in Health Informatics

George Mason University is Virginia's largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 33,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity, and commitment to accessibility.  George Mason University is an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world. 


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