Continuing Education Programs

Electrocardiogram (EKG-12 Leads) Technician Course

Interested in working in the health care field?

This course will prepare you to work as an EKG technician in hospitals, clinics, doctor's offices and other health care facilities.  After completing this course you will be able to analyze cardiac rhythms and 12 lead EKGs.  

Course Information

This comprehensive 30 hour EKG technician course prepares students to function as EKG and Monitor technicians.

Upon successful completion of this course, an FAU Continuing Education Certificate of completion will be presented to each student. No previous healthcare experience is needed for this course.

The course meets on Boca Campus on the following days: Monday/Wednesday (4 weeks) and  Saturdays (5 weeks).

Course Topics

  • Introduction to cardiac medical terminology
  • Care and safety of patients, medical and legal aspects.
  • Anatomy of the heart, conduction system, circulation system 
  • Electrical conduction system of the heart 
  • Cardiac cycle
  • EKG strip analysis (P, QRS, T)
  • EKG rhythms analysis
  • 12 lead EKG placement
  • Basic understanding of 12-lead EKGs
  • Holter monitoring lead placement 
  • The basics of stress testing
  • Understanding the role of the EKG and Monitoring Technician

Course Schedule

Session 1 - Saturdays from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

  • September 21
  • September 28
  • October 5
  • October 12
  • October 19

Session 2 - Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • September 23
  • September 25
  • September 30
  • October 2
  • October 7
  • October 9
  • October 14
  • October 16
  • October 21
  • October 23

Registration and Course Fees

FAU students $350.00 ( Must have an FAU Z Number and FAU E-mail)

Non-FAU students $575.00 (Must have a state identification.

Clinical rotations with the hospital will be scheduled through the Continuing Education Office once all course requirements are met and hospital requirements are met.

For more information please email ekg@fau.edu 

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Refund Policy for Continuing education Course.

Once the class starts we are not able to provide a refund. However, prior to the start of class a 20% fee will be charged for processing and university fee.