EKG Technician Program Career and Technical Certificate (EKG-VC)

Department Head:

Christa Ruber, (850) 484-2301


Program Contact:

Wilma Duncans-Burnett, 484-2216


We strongly encourage you to contact the Allied Health Department for assistance in planning your program of study.

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as electrocardiograph aides, electrocardiograph technicians, EKG technicians or other jobs requiring knowledge of how to perform a 12-lead EKG and recognize a cardiac emergency. Course content includes an understanding of normal cardiac function, relationship of EKG markings to normal function, preparing a patient mentally and physically, setting up equipment properly, recognizing cardiac emergencies, interpersonal skills, overview of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, patient care techniques, medical instrumentation, cardiovascular drugs, interpretation of monitoring and testing results, medical ethics, cardiac wellness and rehabilitation, safe/efficient work practices, CPR and employability skills.

This program meets the requirements for taking the EKG Technician National Certification Exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Required Courses

Semester I

HSC 0003CBasic Healthcare Worker

90 ch

MEA 0540CEKG Aide^

75 ch

Semester II

MEA 0541CEKG Technician^

300 ch

Total Credit Hours: 465