EKG Technician

Calhoun Community College is currently offering 2 options for the Spring 2021 Healthcare Programs.

The 50-hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography, and stress testing. Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands-on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement, and other clinical practices.

Option #1 – Self-directed online classes

Students may start the self-directed online class at any time and have full access to the website. E Textbooks are included in the fee. Students have up to 6 months to complete the program. No on-campus attendance required for this program.

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Option #2 – On-Line Class with Live Instruction

The program will be held on-line with live, interactive instruction. Students must have access to a computer/tablet, etc. with audio and visual capabilities. Hands on labs will be held on campus during class times and scheduled by the instructor.

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Note:  Upon successful completion of the program, students may sit for the ASPT– Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other National Certification Exams.

Course Details

Class Schedule

    • Duration: 50 hours
    • Dates: March 4 – April 29, 2021
    • Days:  Tuesday and Thursday nights
    • Times:  6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    • Location: Live instruction on-line with hands-on instruction held at Decatur Campus, Center for Business and Industry Training (CBIT), Room 105
    • Cost:  $999 (textbooks included)
    • Program Fee does not include the cost of ASPT EKG Technician Certification Exam – $90.
  • ASPT National Certification Exam is available at Calhoun Community College.
  • Education Requirements:  High School Diploma or equivalent

*Education Requirements:  Students must have a High School diploma or equivalent.

If you have additional questions about this program, please email Diane Peck at Diane.peck@calhoun.edu


All refund requests for the Spring 2021 classes must be received in writing by the close of business on February 10, 2021. Email diane.peck@calhoun.edu with your request, and then call 256-306-2515 to confirm receipt of the request.  Calhoun Community College is not responsible for emails that are not delivered/received.

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