Become a EKG Technician

Our comprehensive online EKG Technician program will prepare you to test and provide patient care for a variety of cardiovascular issues.

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12 Weeks

Program Length





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What does a EKG Technician do?

EKG technicians support doctors and other health professionals by performing cardiovascular tests, working with patients and monitoring equipment. 

Students who complete the EKG Technician program will be comfortable with medical terminology, disease processes and patient best practices. They will also be prepared for a wide array of tasks, including identifying heart conditions, collecting data, assisting cardiologists and providing professional patient care.

Where does a EKG Technician work?

EKG technicians work in a variety of settings, which may include hospitals, heart centers or private practice offices. Technicians will collaborate with many other healthcare professionals, and there are opportunities to further specialize in other areas such as echocardiography, vascular technology and Holter monitoring.

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  • Training Materials Provided

EKG Technician


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, cardiovascular technicians have predicted employment growth of anywhere from 10-17%, occurring over the next eight years. Trained technicians will be in high demand, and employers will be seeking qualified candidates to operate equipment, offer technology support and help diagnose patient issues.

  • The starting salary for an EKG technician ranges from $29,000 to $39,000
  • Certified EKG technicians will be equipped to work in a variety of health care settings
  • Upon program completion, students have a thorough comprehension of diagnostic cardiac testing, including electrocardiograms, stress tests and Holter monitoring

Skills Learned

Students in the Greensboro EKG Technician program will complete a rigorous curriculum over 12 weeks to gain the expertise necessary to successfully launch their health care career. Some of the skills gained include:

  • Understanding the correct use of electrocardiography equipment and supplies
  • Working with patients to explain procedures and prepare them for testing
  • Recognition of cardiac arrhythmias and the appropriate responses
  • Understanding of medical terminology and disease processes
  • Supporting physicians and cardiologists during patient testing and monitoring

Courses - 12 Weeks

Professionalism in Allied Health

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology


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EKG Technician Job Possibilities

Cardiovascular Technician

$30,000 – $36,000


EKG Technician

$29,000 – $39,000


ECG Technician

$27,000 - $48,000


Certificate Information

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to sit for the Certified EKG Technician exam. Before taking this exam, students are required to complete at least 10 EKGs on a live person in order to fulfill their clinical requirement.


Certified EKG Technician

Earning this national certification demonstrates to future employers that you have mastered the skills and knowledge necessary to work successfully as an EKG technician.

EKG Technician Online Training Tuition Options

In addition to the following payment options, we offer special corporate volume pricing. Visit the Corporate page for details.

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option. 



Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds. 


Pay for your training with an education loan through Sallie Mae. Follow the below steps to begin your registration process.

Complete the course registration process to reserve your seat.


Many employers have education programs or will pay for continued education! Select "Corporate Invoice" if you need an invoice to process payment through company training tuition assistance/reimbursement plans. 


Download the free brochure below to your HR representative or manager and show them the benefits of gaining additional education!

Apply for a workforce grant through NCWorks and get all or part of your training paid for! Complete the course registration process on this site to reserve your seat. Select “NCWorks Grant” as your payment option. 

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Pay in full

Pay in full for your program using PayPal, Venmo or a credit card. 

Payment Plan



Flexible payment option

Choose PayPal Credit at checkout to receive no-interest payments if paid in full in 6 months.

Tuition Assistance



Employer sponsored payment

We accept employer sponsored payments including tuition assistance/reimbursement.

Do you need help paying for your certification program?

Many employers offer education assistance programs. Download the brochures to show your employer the benefit of upskilling their employees.


Greensboro College

Community College

Program & Tuition Cost

$4,000 average

Up to $20,000

Exam Fees, Books & Materials


Up to $750

Job Ready In

3–6 months

24–48 months

Schedule Flexibility

On-demand 24/7

Set class schedule

Travel Requirements

None: 100% online

On-campus classrooms

Student Support

Personal Advisors: text, call and email access

Professors: scheduled office hours

Career Coaching

Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers

Exam-based + prerequisites and electives

to meet credit

Content Delivery

3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning

Professor lectures

Meet Your Workforce Training Specialist

Kelly is your Workforce Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options and succeed! Get in touch with Kelly to learn more about the program, Greensboro College and how to achieve your workforce development goals.


Students will complete the online program over 12 weeks, making them job-ready in three months. The program is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

EKG technicians work hard, both physically and mentally, to help care for patients. They spend the majority of their shift standing, walking, kneeling and lifting.

Ideal candidates for this online program have excellent interpersonal skills, are detail-oriented, possess a caring and compassionate personality and are interested in learning about high-tech mechanical equipment.

EKG technicians often use this certification as a stepping stone to other healthcare opportunities, including Medical Assistants, Phlebotomists or Electronic Health Records specialists.

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