• Medical Training Institute of New York

Certified EKG Technician (CET)

Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technicians operate and maintain EKG machines. Significant advances in the treatment of heart disease have been made in recent years, but treatment is most effective when early detection of heart disease is made.

Overview

The EKG Technician program at the Medical Training Institute of New York provides students with the opportunity to study electrocardiograms. The course will prepare the student for an entry-level EKG technician position. The course includes hands-on training along with certification preparation.

Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technicians operate and maintain EKG machines. Significant advances in treating heart disease have been made in recent years, but treatment is most effective when early detection of heart disease is made. One of the primary diagnostic tools physicians rely upon is the electrocardiograph (EKG) machine, which detects and records the electronic impulses transmitted by the heart during and between heartbeats. This program focuses on training in the diagnoses of the heart rate of patients using the EKG machine.

EKG Technicians are healthcare professionals who perform diagnostic tests that help doctors identify cardiovascular problems in patients. The tests can help discover any irregularities in the heart that could lead to a heart attack or heart disease. They work primarily in hospitals but can also work in long-term specialty care facilities or private practices. The EKG technician explains the test to patients prior to conducting them. Once the patient is on the machine, the technician monitors heart performance and the patient’s blood pressure. Other duties include:

  • Execute EKG services according to the hospital’s procedures
  • Maintain EKG equipment and any required inventory needed to run tests
  • Perform related administrative tasks including recording results, filing and data entry
  • Attend additional training programs as required by the healthcare system, including safety procedures
  • Perform and schedule EKG tests

What does an EKG Technician do?

EKG technicians are vital to the medical community. Most EKG technicians begin their careers working jobs as health aides, nursing assistants, or while pursuing an associate degree in cardiovascular technology. They often work in settings like emergency rooms, cardiac units, and medical offices:

  • Recording and reporting EKG results, Holter monitoring tests, and stress tests,
  • Understanding the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system
  • Knowing signs of poor circulation, heart attacks, heart abnormalities, and more
  • Using pertinent medical terminology
  • Assessing vital signs of patients

Program Summary

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

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  • Medical Terminology
  • Introduction to EKG
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Safety and Health
  • EKG Practice on Mannequin
  • EKG Live Practice
  • Career Development
  • NHA Examination Prep

WHO WILL BENEFIT

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Those Considering Nursing

If your goal is to become a nurse, starting out as an EKG Technician is a great opportunity to explore the nursing field. You'll get the chance to work alongside LPNs and RNs in a variety of healthcare settings, earning invaluable experience and skills along the way

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Aspiring Medical Professionals

Working as an EKG Technician gives many of us our first taste of working in the medical field. You might gain inspiration to continue that career path and get a more in-depth understanding of the medical world. It's okay to share this desire with your interviewer. It shows your dedication to the field and a willingness to learn

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Job Stability

Employment of EKG technicians is projected to grow 22 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

About 19,500 openings for EKG technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Length of Curriculum: 80 Clock hours

The 80 clock hours of EKG Technicians consist of 50 hours Didactic, 25 hours Clinical Lab, and Hours 5 hours NHA Exam Preparations

Program Type Learning Modality Hours
Certified EKG Technician (CET)
  • Didactic
  • Clinical Lab
  • NHA Exam Prep
  • 50
  • 25
  • 5
Total Hours 80

Fall 2022

September 29, 2022

Program Length: 4-6 weeks

Program Start Date: 9/29/22

Cost: $2,100

Application Deadline: 9/28/2022

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Fall 2022

October 31, 2022

Program Length: 4-6 weeks

Program Start Date: 10/31/22

Cost: $2,100

Application Deadline: 10/30/2022

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Fall 2022

November 28, 2022

Program Length: 4-6 weeks

Program Start Date: 11/28/22

Cost: $2,100

Application Deadline: 11/27/2022

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This course is also part of our Patient Care Technician program—consisting of Certified Nurse Assistant, EKG, and Phlebotomy— available for $2,600

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Program Curriculum

Curriculum Summary

Program requirements:

In order to earn a Certificate of Completion, and take NHA Examination, Students must complete this material and skills material of Unit II and III prior to beginning internship, Students must thoughtfully complete all 6 Units, including satisfactory completion of Internship.

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Units Modules Clinical Lab Skills Takeaways

UNIT 1 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

  • The heart: What is the heart
  • Pericardium: The layer or sac that surrounds the heart.
  • Myocardium: The middle layer.
  • Endocardium: The innermost layer.
  • Epicardium: The top layer.
  • Conduction System of the Heart
  • How does the conduction system work?
  • Myocardial infarction: Commonly known as a heart attack
  • Myocardial ischemia: Angina
  • Opportunity to learn the structure of the heart
  • Trace the evolution of cardiology
  • Development of the roles of cardiologist and EKG technician in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Units Modules Clinical Lab Skills Takeaways

UNIT 2 INTRODUCTION TO EKG

  • Myocardial ischemia: Angina
  • The Medical Assistant's Role in
  • Electrocardiography and Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Equipment used by the EKG Technician
  • The scope of the EKG practice
  • Legal issues and concerns of the medical (EKG) technician
  • The ability to define Electrocardiography and how is it used as a diagnostic tool
  • The ability to describe the heart including its structure functions.
Units Modules Clinical Lab Skills Takeaways

UNIT 3 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

  • Medical terminology
  • The conduction system of the heart
  • The structure and function of the cardiovascular system
  • Identification of the anatomic structures of the cardiovascular system and the pathway of circulation through the heart to the tissues of the body
  • Recognition of the unique properties of cardiac cells that provide for their electrical and mechanical activity.
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THE MTI ADVANTAGE

  • Experience Faculty and Staff
  • 100% Medical and Healthcare Programs
  • State-of-the-Art Medical Equipment’s
  • State-of-the-Art Classrooms
  • All instructors are Practitioners in their field
  • Workshops to enter the Workforce
  • Guaranteed Internships/Externships (Hands on Training)
  • Affiliated with top Hospitals and clinics
  • Career Development Skill
  • Job placement Assistant

Total Program Cost:

Program EKG Technician
Hours 80
Registration Fee $50
Tuition $650
Books & Technology Fees $50.00
Clinical & Lab Fee $50
Uniform Fee $50.00
Total Program Cost $850

Fees

Registration Fee:

A non-refundable Registration Fee of $50.00 was due during registration to reserve a seat.

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Books & Technology Fees

Books and Technology Fee provide students with Online Learning Resources, the learning management system, eBooks, and the student portal.

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Uniform Fee

Uniform Fee is used to provide students with school logo uniforms, including 3 sets of scrubs and one Lab coat.

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Tuition:

Tuition for the EKG Technician Program is $650, and a total cost of $800 for the entire program, with tuition payments due as follows, and the non-tuition fees, are non-refundable once classes have begun.

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Schedule of Sessions

9:00AM-1:00PM

Morning Classes

The day program will be

4 hours per day Monday- Friday.

20 hours per week for approximately 4 weeks.

6:00 PM- 10:00PM

Evening Schedule

The Evening program will be

4 hours per day Monday- Friday.

20 hours per week for approximately 4 weeks.

10:AM- 3:00PM

Weekend Schedule

The weekend program will be

6 hours per day Saturdays and Sundays,

12 hours per week for approximately 6 weeks