Electrocardiogram (EKG) Tech Campus Program- Richmond, VA

Learn about cardiac monitoring, focusing on the interpretation and understanding of heart rhythms in our equipped facilities.

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About the Course

Welcome to AlliedRx Institute of Healthcare your ultimate resource for online EKG technician programs and certification. Whether you're interested in pursuing a career as a cardiovascular technologist or technician or simply want to enhance your medical knowledge in the field of cardiovascular health, we have everything you need to get started.

What are you going to learn?

  • Fundamentals of Electrocardiography: Students will gain a foundational understanding of how electrocardiograms work. This includes the principles of cardiac electrophysiology, the electrical activity of the heart, and how EKG machines capture and interpret this activity to produce the characteristic waveforms.
  • EKG Interpretation and Analysis: One of the core skills of an EKG Tech is the ability to read and interpret EKG tracings. Students will learn to recognize normal and abnormal rhythms, identify arrhythmias, and understand the clinical implications of various cardiac conditions like atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, and myocardial infarctions.
  • Patient Care and Electrode Placement: Proper electrode placement is crucial for obtaining accurate EKG readings. Students will be trained in the correct placement of electrodes on the patient's body, ensuring clear and precise tracings. Additionally, they'll learn how to prepare patients for the procedure, address any concerns, and ensure their comfort throughout the test.
  • Equipment Operation and Maintenance: EKG Techs must be proficient in using various types of EKG equipment, from standard 12-lead EKG machines to Holter monitors and stress test systems. Students will learn how to operate, calibrate, and maintain this equipment, ensuring accurate readings and patient safety.

What's Included

  • 12 Month Access to Online Learning Content
  • Virtual Clinical Simulations
  • Interactive Study Guides and Knowledge Assesments
  • 3D Interactive Anatomy Simulations
  • Virtual EKG Patient Readings
  • Video Demonstrations
  • Board Examination Prep and Materials

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be 18 years of age to apply and be admitted to the EKG Technician Program

Applicants must be; attending high school, have a GED certificate, or is a high school graduate

Applicant must have demonstrated English language proficiency (including reading, writing and speaking)

Program Overview

Our comprehensive and hands-on program is designed to provide aspiring EKG technicians with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the healthcare field. Our students receive high-quality training from experienced instructors in a supportive learning environment.

Clock Hours

The Program consists of

  • 50 Clock Hours

National Board Examination Pass Rates 85% (based on 2022 assessments)

Principles of EKG

The Electrocardiography Fundamentals course provides a comprehensive introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the heart. The course covers the normal electrical conduction of the heart and the variations that can occur, as demonstrated by changes in the waveform on a cardiac monitoring device. Students will gain a solid understanding of the heart's structure and function, and how it relates to the electrical signals captured on an EKG. The course is designed for those with little to no prior knowledge of electrocardiography, but who are interested in learning about the basics of this important field. Upon completion of this course, students will have a strong foundation in the fundamental concepts and principles of electrocardiography, and will be well-prepared to pursue further studies in the field.


This laboratory course is designed for students who want to gain hands-on experience with electrocardiography (ECG) and improve their understanding of the electrical activity of the heart.

Participants will learn how to perform and interpret ECGs, including the assessment of normal and abnormal patterns.

Upon completion of the program, you will be fully prepared to take the NHA certification exam. This exam validates your knowledge and skills, demonstrating your proficiency as an EKG technician. With your certification in hand, you'll be well-equipped to pursue a fulfilling career in the medical field.

Why Choose Our EKG Tech Program?

  • NHA and AMCA Accredited and Approved
  • Hybrid or Online Learning Experience
  • No Clinical Requirements
  • Student Community Setting

Our comprehensive and hands-on program is designed to provide aspiring phlebotomists with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the healthcare industry. Our students receive high-quality training from experienced instructors in a supportive learning environment.

Program Approvals

State Council of Higher Education of Virginia

National Healthcareer Association

American Medical Certification Association- AMCA

MYCAA Scholarship (Department of Defense Approved Institution) - Military Tuition Funding Grant


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Course Content

  • Module 1: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Module 2: Basic Electrophysiology
  • Module 3: Sinus Mechanisms
  • Module 4: Atrial Rhythms
  • Module 5: Junctional Rhythms

  • Module 6: Ventricular Rhythms
  • Module 7: Heart Blocks
  • Module 8: Pacemaker Rhythms
  • Module 9: Introduction to the 12-Lead ECG


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This school is really amazing. They actually take the time to teach you everything you need to know and have lots of equipment for you to practice on. The teachers are professional and well educated. This school is a great way to set off your career in the medical field.

Anna Smith
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I would like to share my experience at Alliedrx with everyone. I was more than satisfied. The team is very professional and informative. I always felt welcome and like the instructor were eager to assist me in retaking the information. I look forward to taking all the programs they offer. They school is set on seeing each student succeed

Cola Turner
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