Electrocardiogram Technician - Certificate of Achievement

NMSU Alamogordo 2023-2024 Catalog

The Electrocardiogram Technician Certificate of Achievement prepares students for employment as an Electrocardiogram Technician and includes basic theory of the cardiovascular system, cardiac rhythm interpretation, 12 lead ECG lead placement, and ECG equipment trouble shooting. The certificate requires successful completion of NA 110 Electrocardiogram Technician Basic Coursework includes an advanced skills laboratory for "hands­ on" practice with ECG testing. Attendance to the class, lab, and clinical must be 100%. Clinical time consists of 40 hours in the clinical setting and is completed in addition to the time spent in class and lab. Successful clinical pass consists of 10 successful EKG readings (1 pediatric, adults, 2 stress tests). Successful coursework completion requires a grade of "C" (grade score of 80%) or better to pass, and a grade of pass on all skills check-lists. Upon successful completion, a student has the opportunity to test for National Health career Certification as an EKG Technician.

Prefix Title Credits
NA 110Electrocardiogram Technician Basic4
Total Credits4

Note: A Certificate of Achievement is a program of study less than 16 credits.  The certificate provides employment related and/or career enhancing skills necessary to succeed in a job or chose field of study.  Please see an advisor concerning financial aid eligibility for Certificates of Achievement.

NMSU Alamogordo 2023-2024 Catalog

A Suggested Plan of Study - Electrocardiogram Technician Certificate

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and course prerequisites. Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

A grade of C or better is required.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
NA 110 Electrocardiogram Technician Basic 4
 Total Credits4