Electrocardiogram (EKG-12 Leads) Technician Course

Interested in working in the health care field?

This course will prepare you to work as an EKG technician in hospitals, clinics, doctor's offices and other health care facilities.  After completing this course you will be able to analyze cardiac rhythms and 12 lead EKGs.  

Course Information

This comprehensive 30 hour EKG technician course prepares students to function as EKG and Monitor technicians.

Upon successful completion of this course, an FAU Continuing Education Certificate of completion will be presented to each student. No previous healthcare experience is needed for this course.

Course Topics

  • Introduction to cardiac medical terminology
  • Care and safety of patients, medical and legal aspects.
  • Anatomy of the heart, conduction system, circulation system 
  • Electrical conduction system of the heart 
  • Cardiac cycle
  • EKG strip analysis (P, QRS, T)
  • EKG rhythms analysis
  • 12 lead EKG placement
  • Basic understanding of 12-lead EKGs
  • Holter monitoring lead placement 
  • The basics of stress testing
  • Understanding the role of the EKG and Monitoring Technician

summer 2024 fast track

The class meets in person on the Boca campus Monday through Wednesday and Friday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.

  • Monday, May 6th
  • Tuesday, May 7th
  • Wednesday, May 8th
  • Friday, May 10th
  • Saturday, May 11th

Registration and Course Fees

If FAU students would like to take both EKG and CNA we are offering a special price of $575 for both (spring semester only).

Parking fees are not included in the cost of the course.

All materials are included.

FAU students $350.00 (Must have an FAU Z Number and FAU E-mail)

Non-FAU students $575.00 (Must have a state identification.

Clinical rotations are an OPTIONAL part of the course. Currently, clinical rotations with the hospital are on HOLD due to the pandemic.

For more information please email ekg@fau.edu or call Tel: (561) 297-3307

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Refund Policy for Continuing education Course.

Once the class starts we are not able to provide a refund. However, prior to the start of class a 20% fee will be charged for processing and university fee.

Additional Information
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science offers unparalleled experiential learning opportunities to prepare the next generation of scientists and problem solvers.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Rd, SE-43
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Fax: (561) 297-3292