USA Accredited ECG/EKG Tech + Telemetry Tech (Online)$675

Location: Online Instructor: Nancy Kimmel

USA Accredited ECG/EKG Tech + Telemetry Tech (Online)$675

$1,550.00 $675.00

This is a blended course of multiple formats and is designed for students interested in starting their career in cardiovascular studies.  The course includes 4 certifications which are as follows: Electrocardiogram Technician or ECG/EKG, Cardiac Monitor Technician/Telemetry Technician with 2 national certifying exams, the National Telemetry Exam and the National Electrocardiogram Technician Exam.

USA Accredited ECG/EKG Tech + Telemetry Tech (Online)$675

$1,550.00 $675.00


This is a blended course of multiple formats and is designed for students interested in starting their career in cardiovascular studies.    Their certifications through the school provide ample verification that the student has met or exceeded national standards.   All materials included with course, which include online website access to the web-based educational tutorials in video format, written, interactive practice tests, power point and PDF articles.  All new videos directly from the classroom.  Students are given unlimited access to all course materials for six months, although the course can be completed sooner, depending on the students prior knowledge, experience and amount of time which they can devote to their studies.   Students will receive personal instruction throughout the course from a Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Cardiology.   Upon enrollment the student will be contacted by their instructor with course login information via email along with providing student additional study material.  Course books and materials will be shipped out either same day or next day.  Students will be provided with unlimited access to all materials 24/7.  Instructor support is also available on a daily basis.  There is a 40 hour clinical practicum which must be completed prior to receiving the certification.  The school will provide the student with a signed letter prior to the externship.  Upon successful course completion, the student will receive their certifications and transcripts with the affixed school seal as an Electrocardiogram Technician and Cardiac Arrhythmia Technician.  Additionally, both national exams in electrocardiogram and telemetry are included through the National Telemetry Association.  The student will receive the supplies listed below. This is a course that is very popular for those without any experience looking to get into the medical field as well as those who are already in the medical field looking to change careers.  Students will be able to access the course immediately upon registration.  Books and supplies are mailed out via UPS and can take up to 5 days to arrive.  The student will receive an email from their instructor upon registration, welcoming them to the course.  This course offers students opportunities to work as either and electrocardiogram technician or a telemetry technician.  Students will learn up to 36 rhythms and their combinations.  System based modules on  cardiovascular pathology, anti arrhythmia medication, ICU management of the critically ill with respect to shock arrhythmia is covered.  There are multiple practice quizzes, video lectures in HD and written assignments from the instructor.  Students who are studying to become physicians, PA’s or nurses are also encouraged to take this course to assist them in their further studies and to work toward their patient care hours.

Each of the national exams through the National Telemetry Association can be accessed through the course web portal. Each national exam includes 5.5 CEU’s.  Phlebotomy Career Training is one of the first schools in the U.S. to offer certification in Telemetry.  Most hospitals now require prior training or certification before hiring for telemetry technicians.  The National Telemetry Association is a well respected organization preferred by many hospitals throughout the U.S.  Students with prior experience within the last 6 months may challenge the clinical externship requirement with written documentation or proof of licensure.

A bit more about our program:
Unbeknownst to many lay people who are not in the medical field, electrocardiogram technicians need to know how to perform echocardiograms as well as read and interpret cardiac arrhythmias. While each of these specialties are unique unto themselves, the EKG tech must be proficient in all. Phlebotomy Career Training realized the need for more cardiovascular training for its online students studying ECG and telemetry. So what is an echocardiogram? The best explanation is that it is basically an ultrasound of the heart. Just as an expectant mother receives an ultrasound of her baby to determine whether she will have a girl or boy. The echocardiogram can tell whether or not the heart is functioning properly with respect to blood flow.

The professional who performs this test is an electrocardiogram technician. The EKG tech will take a device shaped like a phone and apply some gel, then position it at different locations around the heart muscle on top of the chest. Hospitals throughout the United States use both the ECG technicians and telemetry technicians to perform this test. Phlebotomy Career Training has done extensive research in the field of echocardiogram education and has determined that it is in the best interest of the student to have this knowledge. As a matter of fact, Dr. Kimmel indicated in the interview that each and every student of ECG must perform a 40-hour clinical and have documentation signed indicating that the student has done an echocardiogram. Not only does that student have to perform an echocardiogram under the supervision of a cardiologist, but they must also perform twenty twelve-lead electrocardiograms and practice reading and interpreting the telemetry printouts of each patient on a five lead telemetry monitor.

The amount of hands-on training that each student must have to graduate prepares them to enter the workforce with confidence. The number of students requesting the extra training, in the opinion of Mr. Taji, one of the classroom instructors, has been extremely encouraging. According to Mr. Taji, “This shows us how much students care, not only about their careers, but also about the quality of education that they are receiving from Phlebotomy Career Training. There appears to be a large practice gap with respect to the education of online students in EKG. Educational training varies from 3 days to up to 1 year. The variation in training makes one wonder about the quality of education that students receive.

According to Dr. Kimmel, “We have been educating students both in class and online for over ten years. Our philosophy is that all students should receive the same quality training, and that is why we have dedicated instructors for online classes who can answer questions and help students to learn and understand the material.”

It will be interesting to see how students respond to the new implementation in curriculum in echocardiogram instruction down the road. In the meantime, everyone who is considering a career in electrocardiogram training should be aware of the necessity of learning and understanding how an echocardiogram works.

Please call (734) 762-3220,  (313) 826-2381 Professor Kimmel or (313) 461-6668  Mr. Taji {Administrator} for more information.

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No prior experience is necessary to take this course.

What's Included

  • Electrocardiogram Certification
  • Hard Copy ECG/Telemetry Book
  • Personal Instruction assistance
  • National Electrocardiogram Exam through the NTA
  • National Telemetry Exam through the NTA
  • Telemetry Certification
  • Calipers for rhythm analysis
  • 24/7 Access to HD professionally recorded classroom videos
  • Instructor access via personal line, cell phone or video conferencing

About Your Instructor
Nancy Kimmel

Professor Kimmel is a leading health care educator and is an RN, MSN-FNP-BC.  She has worked in cardiology and step down and is currently in year II of medical school.  Professor Kimmel holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering as well as being a CHMM (Certified hazardous Materials Manager though IHMM). She has taught at Lawrence Technological University as an adjunct in Mechanical Engineering, Henry Ford College where she taught physics, engineering and mathematics, and Oakland University where she taught Mechanical Engineering.  She holds a US patent and has written several books for the school. She has contributed to the nursing profession throughout the last 10 years in providing education and high quality online learning by also training nurses and pre-nursing students in passing the HESI, TEAS, HESI A2 and TEAS A5.  Professor Kimmel is a cardiac nurse specialist and works part time as a hospitalist through Bay City Hospital.