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EKG Technician Training Program

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Meet the demand for cross-trained health professionals by adding EKG skills to your resume.  Our comprehensive EKG Technician Training Program prepares you to function as an EKG Technician. An EKG technician is a medical professional trained in operating specialized equipment used to measure the heart’s performance. Technicians work directly with patients, administer the test and provide the resulting data to physicians for analysis.
Electrocardiogram (EKG) tests are critical in helping doctors determine heart health problems in patients. EKGs check the electrical activity of the heart to assess heart rhythm, rate, strength and timing. They can be used to check the heart’s general health and electrical activity, and to look for signs of heart disease, heart attack, effects of medication or causes of unexplained chest pain.
This non-credit course includes important practice and background information on the anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, and legal aspects of patient contact. Students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands-on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, and other clinical practices. 
Primary training is through classroom lectures, online learning and in-class practice on the equipment.  Students will be assigned to a required one-day 8-hour clinical experience.  This clinical experience will be immediately following the in-class lecture and lab portion of the course.  The clinicals will be scheduled during the week, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 7 AM-6 PM.  Weekend clinicals are not available.  Students who successfully complete all components of the course will earn a course completion certificate.

Class Details

17 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Mon.  
  Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri.  

Location : Linn Hall Location : 
  Linn Hall.

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.TBA  2.Deanna Schnebbe 

CEUs : 6

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Please read:  Prerequisites: Minimum 18 years of age with high school diploma or its equivalent. Prior to registering, all students must take the Next-Generation Accuplacer reading placement test by scheduling an appointment with the Test Center. You will need a k number prior to signing up for testing, if you do not have one please call 319-398-1269 to have one assigned to you. For a Test Center appointment please sign up by the following links; Cedar Rapids Test Center:, Coralville Test Center:, or Virtual Testing: Applicant must achieve a passing score of 245 to be considered eligible to register for the EKG Technician Training Program. After receiving an eligible score, the applicant must submit score to Continuing Ed Health by Emailing: or calling 319-398-1269 for verification of scores and to complete the registration process pending funding/payment. A certificate of completion will be awarded upon successful completion of the EKG Technician Training Program and students will be prepared to sit for an optional 3rd party certification exam, which is included in the cost of the course. Textbook required: EKG Plain and Simple, 4th Edition. Karen M. Ellis ISBN: 978-0134525051. Available at the Kirkwood Bookstores.



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 09/06/2021)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
8/9/2021 - 11/1/2021 Weekly - Mon 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Cedar Rapids, Linn Hall  Map, Room: 1104 Deanna Schnebbe 
11/8/2021 - 11/12/2021 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM TBD TBA