PVCC Workforce Services - EKG Technician

Class Description: 

This comprehensive 60-hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the NHA – Electrocardiograph (ECT) Technician exam. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices.  

Prerequisites: Must be 18 years of age with HS Diploma/GED, and have an active, unrestricted Virginia CNA license. 

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Tuition

Full tuition: $1,599 | FastForward Tuition: $533

What organization certifies this program?

National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

How do I register?

Students must complete the pre-healthcare course through CANVAS prior to enrollment. For more information and directions to sign-up, please complete the Healthcare Career Information Form

What is the pre-healthcare course and why is it required?
  • It replaces the previously required Information session for enrollment. Students can view a pre-recorded information session, on their own schedule, and upload required admission documents.

  • It allows students to learn, in a low-pressure environment, more information about our programs, admission requirements and financial assistance while learning to navigate online learning management platform to increase class success should the student desires to register.

  • Most common questions are answered during the session and allows students to email the Healthcare team to ask follow-up or case specific questions in a private environment.

Financial Assistance

This class is eligible for financial assistance through FastForward and the Financial Assistance for Noncredit Training Resulting in Industry Credentials (FANTIC). Go to www.pvcc.edu/fastforward for more information.