EKG Monitor Technician

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Total Tuition: $849

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  • Blended Program
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EKG Monitor Technician

The blended EKG Monitor Technician program is now offered by Los Angeles Career College. It is designed specifically for individuals interested in becoming a certified EKG monitor technician and for those enhancing their career in the healthcare industry in general.

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Program Snapshot

Program Details

The program includes 50 hours of teaching, simulation and experiential learning, which takes place over a 6-day period.

EKG monitor technicians are responsible for watching patients’ heart rates and reporting important changes to the nursing staff; they often use equipment that tracks several patients simultaneously. EKG monitor technicians may also perform electrocardiographs (EKGs), which read electrical impulses sent by the heart.

EKG monitor technicians work in many different settings, including but not limited to hospitals, clinics and outpatient centers.

It can be confusing what a “Monitor Technician” is because hospitals will also use the job titles Telemetry Technician, Cardiac Monitor Technician, 12-Lead EKG Tech and more. The fact that nurses and nurse assistants are adding this becoming certified adds even more titles to the mix.

We provide the skills you need to work in any of these roles!

Certification and Licensure

Los Angeles Career College is a certified testing site for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and National Center of Competency Testing (NCCT).

Our program graduates are eligible to take the Certified EKG Technician Exam through NHA or the National Certified EKG Technician Exam through NCCT.

NHA EKG Technician Certification Exam details:

  • 100-question test (20 – pre-test questions)
  • 2 hours to complete
  • Can be taken at the LACC or at a PSI Testing Center near you
  • May be administered online or on paper

NCCT NCET details:

  • 125-question test (25 – unscored questions)
  • 3 hours to complete
  • Can be taken at the LACC or at a PSI Testing Center near you
  • May be administered on paper

Program Highlights

  • Describe normal cardiac anatomy and flow of blood through the heart.
  • Identify the parts of the cardiac conduction system and their function.
  • Describe the origin and spread of the electrical impulse through the heart.
  • Identify the waves and intervals of the cardiac cycle and state their normal values.
  • State the 5 steps of rhythm interpretation.
  • Pacemakers (coding, normal function, loss of capture, loss of sensing).
  • State commonly used drugs and the correct dosage used to treat each of the above arrhythmias.
  • Illustrate proper electrode and lead wire placement for a 5 wire system and a 3 wire system to obtain lead V1 (or MCL1) and V6 (or MCL6).
  • Identify the following arrhythmias from a rhythm strip;
  • Sinus rhythm, Sinus bradycardia, Sinus tachycardia, Sinus arrhythmia, Sinus arrest, Sinus exit block.
  • Premature atrial complexes (PACs), Wandering atrial pacemaker (WAP), Multi focal atrial tachycardia (MAT), Atrial tachycardia, Atrial flutter, Atrial fibrillation, Supra ventricular tachycardia (SVT).
  • Junctional rhythm, Accelerated junctional rhythm, Junctional tachycardia, Premature ventricular complexes (PVCs), Idioventricular rhythm, Junctional tachycardia, Premature ventricular complexes (PVCs).
  • Idioventricular rhythm, Accelerated ventricular rhythm, Ventricular tachycardia (VT), Ventricular fibrillation (VF), First degree A V block, Second degree AV block (type I and type II), High grade AV block, Third degree AV block, Asystole , Right and left bundle branch block.

Frequently Asked Questions

EKG Monitor Technician

Depending on the job classification and training program, you may have heard cardiac monitor technicians (CMTs) referred to by other names, including:  
  • EKG Technician
  • ECG Technician
  • Cardiographic Technician
  • Rhythm Analysis Technician
  • Telemetry Monitor Technician
No matter what they’re called, however, these health professionals are an important part of the allied healthcare team.
EKG Monitor Technicians are responsible for watching patients' heart rates and reporting important changes to the nursing staff; they often use equipment that tracks several patients simultaneously. EKG monitor technicians may also perform electrocardiographs (EKGs), which read electrical impulses sent by the heart.

EKG monitor technicians work in many different settings, including but not limited to hospitals, clinics and outpatient centers.
A high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) No felony or misdemeanor related to the sale of drugs. Traffic violations and any other issues must be cleared up before the externship. This is the sole responsibility of each student
The program includes 50 hours of teaching, simulation and experiential learning, which takes place over a 6-day period.
Yes, Los Angeles Career College offers a payment plan for EKG Monitor Technician Course. Please contact the LACC team for more information at 818.766.1000.
Our partner-hospitals share their EKG Monitor Technician-related vacancies, which in their turn are shared among our students and alumni, giving them an opportunity to apply and get hired.

Los Angeles Career College is One of the Top & Finest Schools for EKG Monitor Technician in LA – Apply Now!

CDPH Approved EKG Monitor Technician Program, Blended Classes (online lectures & in person clinical), throughout Los Angeles County (servicing the following cities: Northridge, Mission Hills, West Hills, Granada Hills, Arleta, Van Nuys, Canoga Park, Sylmar, Pacoima, Panorama City, and more!)