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EKG / Monitor Technician Certificate

An important adjunct skill for LPNs, nursing assistants, phlebotomists, and other healthcare workers or to start a new career path; perform cardiac rhythm analysis and interpretation to prepare for a career as a monitor technician in a hospital, private physician’s office, nursing home, home care agency, or insurance company.

Areas of Study: Anatomy and physiology of the heart with emphasis on electrophysiology, correlation of electrical impulses to printed waveforms, and interpretation of cardiac rhythm using 5-step method. Sinus, atrial, junctional, AV blocks, ventricular, and pacemaker rhythms, patient safety and therapeutic communication, 12-lead EKG machine set up and function, basic understanding of the EKG reading, and skills practice and testing covered. Prepare to sit for certification through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). The fee is $90. The course is 36 hours.


  • 18 years of age or older
  • Copy of high school diploma or GED


  • Healthcare background

Note: If English is not your best language, oral and written English tests may be required.
Textbook required.

This class will be both remote live and in-person 

Sec. 2: Tue Apr 27 – Jun 22, 5:30pm – 9:30pm – Lincroft Campus
Remote Live: Apr 27th, May 4th
In-person classroom: May 11th May 18th, May 25th, Jun 1st, Jun 8th, Jun 15th & Jun 22nd

Fee and Code: $525.00 XMEDN 151

Textbooks not included. Click here for the Textbook and Supply list.

No online registration available.

Questions or additional information can be obtained by forwarding any inquiries to CPS Healthcare at 732-224-2007 or email cpshealthcare@brookdalecc.edu

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