EKG Technician Certification in Stockton, CA

An EKG technician standing in front of a heart rate reading in Stockton, CA

With EKG technician certification through Altamont Healthcare's Electrocardiogram Tech Program, you could have a rewarding career in the healthcare field in just seven weeks. You do NOT need prior medical background or experience in order to enroll, making this a great opportunity for anyone who wants to join the lucrative, fast-growing healthcare industry. Attend classes at our convenient location in Stockton.

Give us a call at (209) 267-4419 for more information regarding enrollment and admissions.

What Is an EKG Tech?

An electrocardiogram, better known as EKG or ECG, is a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of the heart using a specialized machine. EKG technicians conduct tests alongside a cardiologist in order to detect diseases, disorders, and other problems associated with the heart. They are responsible for preparing the patient for testing, attaching electrodes to appropriate points on the patient's chest, operating the EKG machine correctly, conducting Holter monitoring and stress testing, and providing accurate results to the cardiologist for further examination.

Take the opportunity to work in a team-oriented environment with excellent benefits, competitive job salaries, job stability, and many opportunities for advancement. EKG techs earn an average of $38,000 per year in California.

EKG Program Benefits

Our EKG program offers a host of student benefits, including the following:

  • Hands-on training for increased student competency. Each class is provided an EKG machine for practice, training, and testing in patient handling, set up, and equipment operation, led by qualified and experienced instructors.
  • Small class size, with a limit of just 9 students per class.
  • Free BLS/CPR certification for healthcare providers, in-house career building workshops, and uniform.
  • Affordable tuition and easy, flexible payment options that put this course in reach for all students, regardless of socio-economic status. Qualified students can opt for the Bill Me Later plan, which carries no payments and no interest for up to 12 months. Group enrollments and certain payment plans are also eligible for discounts.

Eligibility Requirements

An EKG technician putting EKG cables and sensors on a patient in Stockton, CA

Students must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, and provide a valid government-issued photo ID. While anatomy and physiology knowledge is helpful, it's not required for enrollment.

If you're looking for a fast career, Altamont Healthcare is the place for you! Our EKG tech program is certified by the National Center for Competency Testing and course-accredited through NCCA. Contact us today to register for your EKG certification training program.