Rx Tennessee

Electrocardiogram Technician

Vol State's Health Sciences Center of Emphasis, in conjunction with the Rx-TN (A Prescription for Healthcare Training in Tennessee) grant program, offers a short-term, non-credit EKG Technician program that is designed to help get people into the healthcare workplace quickly.  This 8-week course uses a mixture of online work and either evening or weekend class meetings. Upon Completion of the EKG Technician Program, students will be prepared to sit for the National Healthcareer Association certification.  

What do EKG Technicians do?

EKG Technicians prepare patients for electrocardiograms (EKG or ECG) by applying electrodes, calculating a patient's heart rate, identifying and resolving artifacts from the tracing and responding to potentially life threatening arrhythmias.  

An EKG is done to:

Where do EKG Technicians work?

EKG Technicians work in physician's offices, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities and organizations.  EKG Technicians also work for insurance companies to provide data for health and life insurance policies.

Similar to other growing healthcare professions, the demand for EKG Technicians is expected to grow.

How will Vol State's Phlebotomy program benefit you?

Course Cost:  $350


Does not include:

How do I register?

The next EKG Technician Cohort will be offered in the Fall of 2014.  If you are interested in being added to an Interest List for this cohort, contact us today!

Credential Stacking - Become a Clinical Medical Assistant

Students who successfully complete Vol State's Phlebotomy Technician, EKG Technician, and Patient Care Technician courses, and pass their NHA Certification exams are eligible to sit for the Clinical Medical Assistant certification exam through the National Healthcareer Association.  A certified Clinical Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled healthcare practitioner who is competent in both clinical and administrative procedures.  Typical tasks of a CMA include:  interviewing patients, measuring and recording vital signs, preparing exam rooms, cleaning and sterilizing equipment, administering injections and other medications, and performing venipuncture and point-of-care testing.

Read more about the CMA certification, as well as the other certifications through NHA, at: www.nhanow.com


Jackie Waters
Rx TN Program Coordinator
(615) 230-3610