EKG Technician Detailed Course Information:
Each lesson has a prescribed, detailed checklist of activities for successful completion of the lesson. This includes lesson objectives, readings, and recommended assignments. Although assignments are optional, the instructor will grade and provide feedback on submitted assignments.
The EKG technician program is divided into four main content modules, and one advanced module. The textbook is EKG Technician Program Standard, Custom Edition for the four main content modules; for the advanced module, the textbook is EKG Technician Program Advanced, Custom Edition Package. Each module contains one or more lesson presentations to view. These lesson presentations are the “lecture” which, along with the textbook readings and resources, will help you learn the material. The lesson presentations aim to address a variety of learning styles and preferences using text, audio, video, etc. Each lesson contains at least one Check Your Understanding interactive self-assessment that will help you gauge your comprehension of that lesson’s content.
Many lessons include supplemental resources such as games, animations, videos, and interactive activities. Using these additional materials will deepen your understanding of the content. Each module has a Module test and Module 4 concludes with a Final Exam for all students. Module 5 concludes with an Advanced Module Test
Module 5 – Advanced
Note: This program can be completed in 4 months. However, students will have online access to this program for a 24-month period.
Education and National Certifications
Students who complete the Auburn University EKG Technician program will be prepared to sit for the NHA Certified EKG Technician national certification exam(s). In order to work as a EKG Technician, many states nationwide are requiring that learners achieve national certification prior to working in that state. Students who complete this program are encouraged to complete the practical/clinical externship option with their program. This comprehensive program is designed to prepare students to sit for NHA Certified EKG Technician exam(s). Students who complete this program can and do sit for the NHA Certified EKG Technician national certification exam(s) and are qualified, eligible and prepared to do so.
Externship / Hands on Training / Practicum
Although not a requirement, once students complete the program, they have the ability to participate in an externship and/or hands on practicum so as to practice the skills necessary to perform the job requirements of a professional in this field. Students will be assisted with completing a resume and/or other requirements necessary to work in this field. All students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an externship and will be placed with a participating organization near their location. The institution works with national organizations and has the ability to place students in externship opportunities nationwide.