Program Overview

EKG Technician and Monitoring Continuing Education

A male Durham Tech student points with a pen in his right hand to an EKG chart held by the EKG class instructor.
This course is designed to prepare and train students to function as EKG technicians. Students will become familiar with EKG terminology, cardiac cycles, electrical conduction system and how it affects the heart function, anatomy and physiology of the heart, operating EKG equipment, properly placing EKG leads, and other EKG technician duties. Upon successful completion of this course the student will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcare Association examination to become a certified EKG technician. For more information and textbook, view the frequently asked questions.


Prerequisites and Requirements

These items are not covered in the course fee

  • Proof of High School Diploma or high school equivalency
  • Proof of the following immunizations are due at the time of registration: (two doses or positive titer MMR, Varicella; T/dap; Hep B series; Influenza/Flu (exempt for summer term only); and TB (annual TB test).
  • Hunter green scrubs (tops and bottoms) and puncture resistant, closed toe shoes or sneaker (all white or all black)
  • Criminal background check and drug screening which will be administered by Castle Branch at a cost of approximately $97. Do not do this on your own. Information will be provided at orientation once a student registers for a class.
  • CPR class, textbook, and testing ($30). The textbook may be purchased or borrowed from the Durham Tech Library. Register for the class at Duke Street North or Orange County Campus. The class will be held at the Orange County Campus.
  • Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcare Association examination ($117) to become a certified EKG technician.

Students qualify for a free GoPass (bus pass) while taking this course.

New! Introduction to Cardiovascular Technician

Build your skills further with this 324-hour hybrid course is designed to prepare the student to become a certified Certified Cardiovascular Technologist (CCT) through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). Prerequisite: ICV-3111B: EKG Technician and Monitoring-Hybrid. View more information about Introduction to Cardiovascular Technician.

The registration deadline is 5 days prior to the class start date. This course qualifies for financial assistance and the grant deadline is 10 days prior to the class start date. 

Note: Since prerequisite documentation is required at the time of registration, online registration is not available. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis based on having all the prerequisite documentation at the time of registration.

If you have questions or need more information, email cealliedhealth@durhamtech.edu.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$236.25

Contact Hours

120

Location

Duke Street North

Upcoming Class Offerings for EKG Tech. and Monitoring Hybrid (ICV-3111B)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
70291
1/21 - 4/9
1/21 - 5/2
4/14 - 4/30
5/1 - 5/2
DSN
125A
ONLINE
CLINICAL
125A
T,TH 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
M,T,W,TH,F,S,SU 1:00 AM - 5:00 AM
M,T,W,TH,F 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
T,TH 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hybrid