Capital Community College Electrocardiogram Technician Program

Learning Experience Reviewed 2015 

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG / ECG) Technician Program

Credit Recommendation

  • Electrocardiogram Technician Program: 3 credits, lower division level

Effective Dates

January 2015 through May 2020

Source of Records

Capital Community College; School of Workforce and Community Education; 950 Main Street; Hartford, CT 06103

About the Training Sponsor

The mission of Capital Community College is to provide access to higher education to diverse residents of the Greater Hartford region. Capital prepares individuals to transfer to four-year colleges through associate and certificate programs in academic and technical disciplines. Capital Community College's School of Workforce and Continuing Education offers non-credit certificate programs and workshops.

How to Apply for the Credit


Electrocardiogram (EKG / ECG) Technician: 3 credits, lower division level
The EKG/ECG Technician course is recommended for students considering employment in the acute care / outpatient healthcare setting or those currently employed in healthcare looking to enhance their career mobility or further knowledge in this field. This course is appropriate for current EKG/ECG Technicians seeking certification in this field. Students are taught key healthcare customer service concepts, basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system and straight / 12-lead EKG/ECG rhythm strips. Students explore real life scenarios in classroom and clinical learning environments. Course topics include basic healthcare customer service and safety maxims, an introduction to cardiac anatomy, physiology and electrophysiology, calculating heart rate, identifying Sinus, Atrial, AV Junction, Ventricular and AV Block rhythms and 12-lead EKG/ECG interpretation including Myocardial Infarction. This course requires the use of current EKG/ECG equipment in the skills lab and clinical practicum environments, including but not limited to hospitals and outpatient clinics.

About the Review

This review was funded by the Connecticut Health & Life Sciences Career Initiative (HLSCI), a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor. HLSCI is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.