EKG Technician and CPR

Health Training Center has EKG Technician and CPR Training Programs throughout Massachusetts at its campuses in Attleboro, Braintree, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Stoughton, and Worcester.

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The EKG Technician program at Health Training Center can be completed in as little as eight weeks. Through the eight weeks of clinical training, students will be provided with instruction on many topics necessary to work as an EKG Technician. Some of the skills they will receive training in are how to correctly place electrodes, operate the EKG (ECG) machine in order to produce a quality reading of the electrical activity of the heart, and to properly read and interpret the test results. They will also be provided instruction on performing CPR on adults, children, and infants as well as how to operate an AED Heartsaver. After their successful completion of the program, students should be prepared to work in an entry-level position in a physician’s office, clinic, hospital, laboratory, or other medical setting.

The EKG courses are Introduction to Healthcare and CPR and EKG Techniques. Each course is designed to cover a different aspect of the EKG Technician and CPR program training to prepare students for certification and the healthcare field. This program consists of two classes and can also be taken along with Phlebotomy or as a part of the Medical Assistant Certificate program.

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What’s the difference between an EKG and a ECG?

As you read about EKG Technician training, it may become confusing because some people use EKG and some use ECG. However, even though the abbreviations are slightly different, they actually both refer to the exact same thing: an electrocardiogram. An electrocardiogram is a test that healthcare professionals use to measure and monitor the electrical activity of the heart. Use of an EKG (ECG) can provide helpful data regarding a person’s heart health.

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Licensure

    

Health Training Center is licensed by the Office of Private Occupational School Education, Division of Professional Licensure, 1000 Washington Street, Suite 710, Boston, MA 02118. Any comments, questions, or concerns about this school’s license should be directed to:

Office of Private Occupational School Education
Email: occupational.schools@state.ma.us
Phone: (617) 727-5811

  

  
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Certification for EKG Technician & CPR Graduates

At Health Training Center, we know that certification is very important to potential employers as and becoming certified shows that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to provide excellent care as well as a high commitment to your field. It communicates that you are dedicated to providing great care and have the desire to keep moving forward in your career.

After successfully completing our EKG Technician program, graduates will be eligible to take the National Certification exam to become a Certified EKG Technician through the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT) and/or the National Center for Competency Testing.

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Attleboro
Attleboro
Fisher College Campus (rear entrance)
451 Elm Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760
Braintree
Braintree

340 Wood Road
Braintree, MA 02184
Cambridge
Cambridge

358 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139

Attleboro
Chelmsford
East Gate Shopping Plaza (Route 110)
296 Chelmsford Street
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Braintree
Stoughton
Kindred Healthcare/Goddard Hospital
909 Sumner Street
Stoughton, MA 02072
Cambridge
Worcester
Teamsters Local 170 Building
330 SW Cutoff #201 (Route 20)
Worcester, MA 01604

 

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Other Programs Offered by Health Training Center

Health Training Center offers a variety of allied healthcare programs to accommodate many of the needs of a variety of students. We know that you are ready to get out in the field fast; that’s why our programs only include the skills that you need to get out there.

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The Medical Assistant program at Health Training Center can be completed in just 20 weeks. The program provides instruction on the clinical skills needed to work in entry-level positions in a variety of medical settings. Our students receive instruction on Phlebotomy, EKG, and clinical medical assisting techniques.
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The Patient Care Technician program at Health Training Center is a career advancement program for a licensed CNA, HHA or EMT. If you are not licensed as a CNA, HHA or EMT, this program is available for you as a Cardio-Phlebotomy Technician.

The program can be completed in just 15 weeks. Students receive direction from experienced instructors on phlebotomy, EKGs, basic medical, lab and exam procedures, and basic patient care. Graduates of this program can become Clinical Medical Assistants by completing one additional class and the MA externship. Upon successful completion of the program, students should be prepared for entry-level job opportunities in a variety of medical settings.
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The Health Training Center Cardio-Phlebotomy Technician program can be completed in just 15 weeks. The program focuses on cross-training students in Phlebotomy and EKG techniques. Graduates of this program may become Clinical Medical Assistants by completing one additional class and the Medical Assistant externship. Graduates of this program should be prepared for entry-level job opportunities in a variety of medical settings.
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The Phlebotomy Technician program at Health Training Center can be completed in just 11 weeks. The program provides instruction on the correct ways to draw blood in order than students complete the program prepared to work in entry-level positions in a variety of medical settings. Our students receive instruction on topics such as venipuncture procedures, specimen collection, blood collection, body systems, infection Control, and skin puncture techniques.
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