EKG Technician

About the Program

Complete Green River's EKG program in one quarter, then immediately start working as a Cardiac Monitor/Electrocardiography (EKG) Technician and save lives!

The Cardiac Monitor/Electrocardiography (EKG) Technician program is a one quarter program that prepares students with the knowledge, experience, exposure and confidence to monitor and interpret cardiac telemetry rhythms as well as perform diagnostic testing to assess heart rhythm and rate.

This program will include fundamental information on anatomy and physiology of the heart and cardiovascular system, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical legal ethics, and communication, and intensive EKG monitor strip interpretations. Additionally, you will spend time in the lab setting working with monitoring equipment and observing in the clinical environment working with Cardiac Monitor Technicians.

  • One quarter curriculum 
  • Job Security
  • Academic Support
  • Provides experience in the medical field that can further your career
  • You get to work with a variety of people and help save lives

Job Duties

Typical job duties for an EKG Technician include:

  • Operate EKG machines to record the electrical activity of the heart.
  • Monitor the EKG machine during the procedure to ensure the quality and consistency of the recorded signals.
  • Identify and troubleshoot any technical issues with the equipment.
  • Analyze EKG readings to identify abnormalities or irregularities in the heart's electrical activity.
  • Accurately document and record EKG data, including the patient's information, date, and time of the procedure.

Program Courses

CARDIO 102 - Cardiac Rhythm Recognition and Interpretation - Credits: 5
CARDIO 103 - Cardiac Monitoring Lab - Credits: 3
HEALTH 101 - Fundamentals of Healthcare and the Human Body - Credits: 5
HEALTH 127 - Safety, Basic Life Support and Infection Control - Credits: 2


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Program Resources


For more information or to make an appointment, please contact us at:

Email: nursing@greenriver.edu

Academic Support

I-Best Students please contact the
The Master Achiever Center
Student Affairs Building, SA-270

Open Doors Students please visit
Rutowski Learning Center (RLC), room 127
Call: 253-333-4968
Text: 253-740-5861

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The Green River College Practical Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037.

The Green River College Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.