Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician

  • EKG Technician

    This 72 hour course is designed to prepare students for electrocardiogram performances and procedures

    Electrocardiogram (EKG) technicians use special equipment and medical techniques to record the electrical impulses transmitted by a patient's heart. Data acquired by electrocardiogram technicians assists physicians and cardiologists in diagnosing medical conditions in patients. EKG Technicians are typically employed in hospitals, private cardiology clinics, and laboratories.

    Course Description: With this course you will learn the anatomy and physiology of the heart, how to interpret and record heart rhythms, and how to place and interpret a twelve lead EKG. Successful students will be eligible to sit for the NHA EKG Certification Exam.

    Prerequisites for EKG:

    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Successful completion of BLS (Basic Life Support) for the Healthcare Provider.
    • A Silver Level (Level 4) on the WIN Reading For Information test (test is free). 
    • A Level 4 on the WorkKeys test will also be accepted if the test is no more than 7 years old at the start of the class.
    • WIN test is available at the SCC Tyger River Campus. Contact Christine Morris at 864-592-6190. WIN test also available at SC Works (864-764-1966) and Spartanburg Adult Education (864-706-4134). 
    • Students are exempt from taking the WIN test if they have an Associate's Degree or higher or: ACT (English: minimum score of 19), SAT before March 2016 (Critical Reading: minimum score of 480), SAT after March 2016 (Evidence Based Reading & Writing: minimum score of 510). Scores must be no more than 7 years old at the start of class.
    • Complete a background check, 10 panel drug screen, and 2-step PPD. Influenza vaccine is required if attending clinical between October and March.


    Cost: $1,175 Includes textbook and NHA Certification Exam Fee. Textbook will be available in class.

    Contact CCE: For class availability and more information for EKG, contact Latasha Smith at 864-592-6209 or smithl@sccsc.edu.