EKG Technician

EKG technicians, sometimes called cardiographic technicians, specialize in electrocardiography, or EKG testing. EKGs measure and record heart action and rhythm by graphically tracing electrical activity occurring during heartbeats. Technicians attach electrodes to the patient’s chest, arms and legs, and then manipulate switches on an EKG machine to obtain a reading. Physicians use EKG readings in diagnosing heart ailments, monitoring heart functions, and recording patients’ progress.

EKG Technician performing procedure on patient

Jackson College Offers the following program options:


Students who complete this course are eligible to sit for the Certified EKG Technician (CET) exam through the National Healthcareer Association.