EKG / Monitor Technician


EKG / Monitor Technician Certificate

If you are interested in Brookdale’s EKG / Monitor Technician program, you should contact Scott Shanes at or 732-224-2011.. You will learn about the program, prerequisite requirements, understand the job outlook, and learn the role of a EKG / Monitor Technician to see if this is the right career for you. The program starts February 10, 2020.

Coordinators: Mary Lehaf, MSN RN and Tina Shymko, RN CCRP CPEN CCT

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 32 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.

Sec. 1: Mon Feb 10-Apr 6, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Freehold Campus
Sec. 2: Thurs May 7-Jun 25, 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Freehold Campus
Fee and Code: $525, XMEDN 151, textbook & supplies not included (approx. $125)
Textbooks not included. Click here for the Textbook and Supply list.

No online registration available.

For further information contact 732-224-2007 or email


This program is eligible for Veterans Education Benefits

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