The EKG Technician Training Program prepares students to gain the necessary skills required to work as entry-level EKG Technicians in healthcare settings. Students learn and practice the fundamental skills related to operating the EKG machine. Topics include EKG interpretation, medical disease processes, cardiac medications, medical and legal aspects of patient contact, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other EKG practices, echocardiography, Holter monitoring preparation, stress testing preparation, identification of emergencies, and appropriate interventions, use of an AED, safety, and prevention of disease transmission.
Courses required to receive the Certificate of Completion and be eligible to take the National EKG Technician exam:
EKG Technician (VOC ED384CE) and First Aid and Basic CPR Training (VOC ED353CE)
And high school diploma or GED
Program length: 1 semester (Fall or Spring)
(Use this registration process link and follow steps 1 (noncredit), 2, and 6 to register for the two courses.)
Follow the steps below to register for the courses:
Step #1: Apply
Apply and be admitted to Los Angeles Mission College. Upon admission to the college, you will be assigned a Student ID number and a student email account. You will need these to register for the courses.
Use this link to apply (Non-Credit Application)
Step #2: Register
- Log into the Student Portal
- Click on "Manage Classes"
- Click on "Class Search and Enroll" and Select Term
- Search for a Class and Click on “>” then select a class and click “>”
- On the top right-hand corner, click on “Next”
- Click “Accept” then on the next page, select Enroll and Submit
If you see a Green Check Mark, you have successfully enrolled.
Use the course search link and enter the semester (Fall or Spring), campus (Los Angeles Mission College), and Subject (VOC ED). Scroll down to find the schedules for EKG Technician (VOC ED384CE) and First Aid and Basic CPR Training (VOC ED353CE).