In-Person: ECG Technician Certification Course
In-Person: ECG Technician Certification Course
The in-person ECG Technician class consists of both in-person hands-on instruction and an online curriculum. The curriculum includes principles of proper ECG technique, cardiology, electrocardiography, and experiences in the interpretation of the 12 lead ECG.
In-Person ECG Technician Course & Certification Overview
ECG technicians collect data from electrocardiograms, heart monitors, and telemetry monitors. The data that is collected is called telemetry in the field of cardiovascular studies. Telemetry is interpreted via rhythm analysis and breakdown. If you are interested in getting into healthcare without spending years in school, this course may be the perfect fit for you.
The ECG Technician class consists of both in-person hands-on instruction and an online curriculum. The curriculum includes principles of proper ECG technique, cardiology, electrocardiography, and experiences in the interpretation of the 12 lead ECG.
Upon course completion, students will need to pass the online certification exam to receive their ECG Technician Certification. Our In-Person ECG Technician classes offer national accrediting exams which allow students to work anywhere in the U.S. and Canada.
Student Experience While Taking Our In-Person ECG Technician Class
The In-Person ECG Technician Training is designed to work with your schedule by offering only one-day 4-hour comprehensive hands-on training class with an online course. The online course is self-paced and accessible 24/7. The modules are also mobile-friendly. The online curriculum must be completed before attending the one-day hands-on in-person training session date.
Phlebotomy Career Training has been training Michigan residents to become phlebotomists for over 14 years. Phlebotomy Career Training is nestled in the quaint neatly manicured suburbs of Garden City, Michigan. Students can expect a warm friendly atmosphere and an environment that promotes learning. The classroom boasts all the state-of-the-art equipment that students are taught to use.
In-Person ECG Technician Class Prerequisites
A high school diploma or equivalent GED is recommended to enroll in the In-Person ECG Technician Course. No prior work experience is required.
In-Person ECG Technician Class Curriculum (Modules & Exams)
The ECG Technician Technician Training includes 60 hours of course content and covers over 35 individual course topics including:
- Principles of proper ECG technique
- Review of 12 Lead ECG
- Review of the heart anatomy
- Review of the cardiac cycle
- Understanding of cardiac muscle contraction
- Review and analysis of rhythms on ECG readings
- Review of Heart Medications
- Rhythm Analysis and Interpretation of Arrhythmias
- Maintenance and use of equipment
- Record keeping and documentation
- Compassionate patient care
- Therapeutic communication
- Patient assessment
Students will need to pass an ECG Technician Final Exam after completing the course to receive their certification. Phlebotomy Career Training has partnered with the National Telemetry Association and provides all ECG Technician students with one complimentary voucher to take NTA’s Online National ECG Technician Certification Exam. Students will receive 5.5 CEUs through CAPCE for passing the NTA ECG Technician National exam. Students also may take the exams provided by AMT, NCCT, NHA, and AMCA.
ECG Technician Internship Requirements
Students are required to complete a one-day in-person class that allows them to do ECG Technician observation to complete the program’s clinical core requirements. This class should be taken after completion of the online course curriculum. Students must choose a date and have their online course completed before that date. Once student’s complete the in-person training day, they may successfully be checked off for ECG technique and patient care.
All in-person students will have access to Phlebotomy Career Training’s Job Board which has job postings from local hospitals and other medical facilities. Students can take advantage of videos on how to interview for healthcare positions, free resume templates made by our instructors, and numerous job openings throughout the state of Michigan.
About Phlebotomy Career Training
Phlebotomy Career Training (PCT) has been educating students and professionals throughout the U.S. with online and in-person programs for over 14 years. PCT is an accredited organization that offers nationally-recognized certification programs.
PCT understands the adult student’s need for quality education, a hands-on learning atmosphere, and a fast-track career path. Students can expect professional educators and quality instruction throughout their course. 95% of our graduates have found employment opportunities in their field!
ECG Technician Class Instructors
Each student will be assigned a designated instructor upon enrollment. Our world-class, qualified instructors have years of teaching and field experience. Our instructors consist of Family Nurse Practitioners, RNs, Doctors, and other qualified medical professionals.
Your instructor will personally reach out to you within 24-48 hours and will be available to answer any questions throughout the program.
What’s Included With Our In-Person ECG Technician Class
The course includes the following:
- ECG Technician Technician Certificate
- Complimentary one-time attempt for the National ECG Technician Technician Certification Exam through the National Telemetry Association (NTA)
- NTA Study Guide in Paperback format (283 pages, full book) with calipers
- Job assistance with unlimited access to Phlebotomy Career Training’s Job Board
- Access to additional resources and materials
- Access to instructors via phone and email
- Available tutoring sessions via Zoom at an affordable price from experienced medical professionals, LPNs, RNs, and Doctors
ECG Technician Employment Opportunities
ECG Technician is a growing career field with great prospects. If you are looking for a career path with ample employment opportunities, competitive pay, benefits, and job satisfaction, ECG Technician may be a great fit for you. 95% of our students were able to find employment upon graduation.
FAQs About Our In-Person ECG Technician Class
Do the online courses require an in-person test?
There are multiple national certification exams that PCT graduates may take. We offer one complimentary attempt at the NTA National ECG Technician Certification Exam, which is online.
How does the internship/externship work?
As part of the ECG Technician Technician Certification Program, students can take advantage of internships throughout the state of Michigan. While internships are not required for graduation, students may still complete one if they feel it would help them. The process of internships requires that the students come to the school for an exit interview to determine their ability to perform an internship. There are also several forms and documents that must be turned in to the school prior to entering into their internship. Students can choose from Beaumont, St. Johns, and many more hospitals throughout the state of Michigan.
How do the credit hours work?
Students who complete the full ECG Technician Technician Certification Program will receive 5.5 CEUs through CAPCE. Read more about the credit hours here.
Is Phlebotomy Career Training accredited?
Phlebotomy Career Training is a licensed proprietary school in the state of Michigan and our National Testing Partners which have approved our programs are accredited. This means that the student who graduates and takes their national exam will have accreditation through the National Testing Organization and is eligible to work anywhere in the United States. These organizations include:
- National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
- American Medical Certification Association (AMCA)
- National Telemetry Association (NTA)
- National Association of Phlebotomy Technician Professionals (NAPTP)
- American Medical Technologists (AMT) (Phlebotomy only)
- National I.V. Association (NIVA)
- Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
Phlebotomy Career Training does not offer Credit hours and therefore does not accept financial aid. We are a private for-profit post-secondary school, licensed by the state of Michigan. Phlebotomy Career Training offers clock hours. These clock hours can transfer to some colleges and universities for credit hours.
Is ECG Technician a good stepping stone into other medical careers?
ECG Technician is a great way to get into healthcare without any prior experience in the field. And there are many advancement opportunities for ECG Technician technicians once they get their foot in the door. The ECG Technician Technician training is also a great learning opportunity for those that are looking to apply to medical school or nursing programs.
Is the ECG Technician Technician Certification valid nationwide?
Yes, ECG Technician Technician Certification from PCT is valid in the United States and Canada.
Students should always check with their state department for their licensing or certification requirements. Some states may require additional training or examination before becoming qualified to work in that state.