The EKG Technician Profession
EKG technicians are in demand! EKG technicians work in physician’s offices, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities and organizations. EKG technicians also work for insurance companies to provide data for health and life insurance policies. Similar to other growing healthcare professions, the demand for EKG technicians is expected to continue to grow substantially. Approximately 25% more EKG technician jobs will be available by the year 2023.
The EKG Technician Program
This EKG Technician Program prepares students to perform EKG’s. This course will include information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. A highly interactive course!
This EKG Technician program prepares students to function as EKG technicians. This course covers the following key areas and topics:
EKG Technician Detailed Course Information:
Each lesson has a prescribed, detailed checklist of activities for successful completion of the lesson. This includes lesson objectives, readings, and recommended assignments. Although assignments are optional, the instructor will grade and provide feedback on submitted assignments.
The EKG technician program is divided into four main content modules, and one advanced module. The textbook is EKG Technician Program Standard, Custom Edition for the four main content modules; for the advanced module, the textbook is EKG Technician Program Advanced, Custom Edition Package. Each module contains one or more lesson presentations to view. These lesson presentations are the “lecture” which, along with the textbook readings and resources, will help you learn the material. The lesson presentations aim to address a variety of learning styles and preferences using text, audio, video, etc. Each lesson contains at least one Check Your Understanding interactive self-assessment that will help you gauge your comprehension of that lesson’s content.
Many lessons include supplemental resources such as games, animations, videos, and interactive activities. Using these additional materials will deepen your understanding of the content. Each module has a Module test and Module 4 concludes with a Final Exam for all students. Module 5 concludes with an Advanced Module Test
Module 5 – Advanced
Note: This program can be completed in 4 months. However, students will have online access to this program for a 24-month period.
Education and National Certifications
Upon successful completion of this Auburn University program, students would be eligible to sit for the ASPT –Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and the NHA Certified EKG Technician exam. Students who complete this program are encouraged to complete the Clinical Extenship option with their program. Students who complete this program can and do sit for the national certification exam and are qualified, eligible and prepared to do so. Auburn Universityworks with each student to complete the exam application and register the student to take their national certification exam
Externship / Hands on Training / Practicum
Although not a requirement of this program, once students complete the EKG Technician program they have the ability to participate in a Clinical Extenship and/or hands on practicum so as to practice with a 12 lead EKG machine and to perform the job requirements and skills required of a practicing EKG Technician. Students will be assisted with completing a resume and/or other requirements necessary to work in a hospital, physicians’ practice, clinic and/or with other healthcare organizations near their location. Auburn University works with national healthcare organizations and has the ability to place students in Clinical Extenship opportunities nationwide. Students must complete the eLearning program to qualify for a Clinical Extenship.
Note: No refunds can be issued after the start date published in your Financial Award document.