Are you interested in working in an acute or out-patient healthcare setting? Are you currently employed and looking to enhance your career flexibility?

Electrocardiogram (ECG) Technician (credit-free*)

Job Description

Are you interested in working in an acute or out-patient healthcare setting? Are you currently employed and looking to enhance your career flexibility? Or, are you a current ECG Technician seeking certification in this field? The ECG Technician performs diagnostic tests related to the heart, recording the heart’s electrical impulses. The pattern of the signals can tell the physician whether the heart is normal, experiencing electrical problems, under strain, or damaged. The ECG technician studies the field of electrocardiography, learns to recognize basic rhythm disturbances, and develops an awareness of many acute and chronic problems affecting the heart.  The ECG Technicians will administer and document various types of ECG monitoring and will provide appropriate care of the equipment. The ECG Technician works in physicians’ offices, clinics, hospitals and diagnostic centers.

Program Description

Often the ECG Technician is cross-trained for other patient care. This seven week (40 hour) program provides the participant with the skills and training they will need to succeed as an ECG technician in the healthcare industry. This course will contain lecture, discussion, and practical instruction on performing skills needed to be a certified ECG technician.  This course will also offer an optional opportunity to become nationally certified by the NHA (National Healthcareer Association).

This comprehensive program prepares students to function as ECG Technicians and take their national certification exams. This course will include important practice and background information on:

  • Anatomy of the heart and physiology
  • Medical disease processes
  • Medical terminology
  • Medical ethics
  • Legal aspects of patient contact
  • The Holter monitor
  • Electrocardiography and echocardiography
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Basic Electrophysiology
  • Sinus Mechanisms
  • Atrial Rhythms
  • Junctional Rhythms
  • Ventricular Rhythms
  • Atrioventricular (AV) Blocks
  • Pacemaker Rhythms
  • Introduction to the 12-Lead ECG
  • Performing 12-Lead ECG

Contact Information

For more information or to register please contact Jessica Poirier at 860.253.3066 or

Admission Requirements

Students must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED to enroll in this course.

Students who participate in this program must:

  • Pull or push equipment, tables or chairs for patients.
  • Lift supplies, bend, stoop, kneel or stand for extended period of time.
  • Assess patient condition and monitor patient safety and comfort.

Effectively communicate with patients and healthcare providers.

Time Commitment

This program is CT WIOA and SNAP approved.

Employment Outlook

Per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of job opportunities for cardiovascular
technologists and technicians across specialties earn a median salary of $54,880, based on skills and experience. This is a faster growth than the average for all occupations.

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Jessica Poirier

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