Electrocardiogram/Monitor Technician

Best American Healthcare University offers EKG Technician certification training classes in riverside ca. We also have EKG tech programs in Ontario. Our profound Monitor Technician training course is one of the premier in the Inland Empire. We have weekend and weekday schedules as well as online. We offer ECG Tech certification training for Ontario, CA residents, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Upland, Pomona, Corona, Moreno Valley, and the whole of Inland Empire (Riverside and San Bernardino counties), Orange county and Los Angeles.

The EKG Technician is an integral part of the management of patients with heart disease. EKG/Monitor technicians use electrodes, which are attached to a patient's chest, and other specialized electronic equipment to obtain heart readings known as electrocardiographs or EKGs. They are able to trace and record electrical impulses transmitted by the patient's heart. The recorded data is then reviewed by a physician to evaluate the condition of the patient's heart.

We offer two EKG Tech training packages

1. Full EKG/Monitor Technician course [This is a combo of two courses Basic EKG Technician ($1500) plus Medical Administrative Assistant ($2400) offered at a discounted rate of $3000 for both].

2. Basic EKG Technician $1500


Classroom OR Online


Only 2 steps to apply 1. pay 2. fill out form below

Course Details

Best American Healthcare University EKG course has a straightforward course curriculum that is designed to be completed in:

-12 weeks for Full EKG Tech (Sundays only plus 160 clinical internship)

-6 weeks for basic EKG Tech (Sundays only)

-Four weeks for Full EKG Tech (M-Th plus 160 clinical internship)

-Two weeks for Basic EKG Tech (Mon - Thursday).

At the end of the program, the student will be qualified to take the national certification examinations for EKG/Monitor technicians and Medical Administrative Assistants (Full EKG Tech) or only the national certification exam for EKG Technicians for Basic EKG Tech students.

We offer 3 schedules:

1. Online (Basic EKG Technician for $1500 or Full EKG Technician combo $3000)

2. Classroom weekdays (Mon-Thur for 2 weeks for Basic EKG Tech or Mon-Thur for 4 weeks for Full EKG Tech plus 160 Clinical Internship

 for full tech) 

3. Classroom Sundays (6 Sundays for basic EKG Tech or 12 Sundays for Full EKG Tech plus 160 clinical internship) 

Apply and pay on this page or apply in person at the school


Only 2 steps to apply 1. pay 2. fill out form below

Apply and pay on this page or apply in person at the school

Weekday Schedule Time (9am to 1pm for 3 weeks)

 (custom schedules also available)


         Dates           Registration Deadline

July 22nd            July 15th

August 19th            August 12th

Sept 9th             Sept 2nd

    Oct 7th               Sept 30th

Nov 4th                 Oct 28th

Dec 2nd                 Nov 25th


Sundays Schedule (6 Sundays)

             Start Date        Class times       Registration Deadline            August 11th            1-5pm & 5-9pm            July 25th

Sept 22               1-5pm & 5-9pm           Sept 6

Nov 3rd              1-5pm & 5-9pm           Oct 23rd

Dec 29th             1-5pm & 5-9pm          Nov 25

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Frequently Asked Questions


Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about our EKG Technician Training Program. Please call or email us if you have any questions, or would like additional information regarding our EKG Technician course. 

Who is a EKG Technician?

EKG Technicians, or cardiovascular technicians, are an integral part of the management of patients with heart disease. EKG technicians use electrodes, which are attached to a patient's chest, and other specialized electronic equipment to obtain heart readings known as electrocardiographs or EKGs. They are able to trace and record electrical impulses transmitted by the patient's heart. The recorded data is then reviewed by a physician to evaluate the condition of the patient's heart.

The Doctor's diagnosis of heart disease is based upon the interpretation of EKG Tracings. EKG's are also performed before and after operations, during physicals, examinations of patients over 40, for patients with a history of heart disease, when patients are experiencing chest pains, and when the Doctor deems it necessary.

Students are encouraged to register early, as seating is very limited.

EKG Equipment and Supplies

Anatomy of the Heart

Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System

EKG Interpretation

Specialized Procedures Related to Electrocardiography

What are the duties of an EKG Technician?

An EKG technician adheres electrodes to the patient's chest, arms, and legs. An EKG machine is used to trace and record electrical impulses transmitted by the patient's heart. After data is collected, the EKG technician prints an EKG for evaluation by the physician. An EKG technician with advanced training performs Holter monitoring and stress testing.Advanced EKG Procedures: To perform a holter monitor, an EKG technician:

places electrodes on the patient's chest

attaches a portable EKG monitor to the patient

removes a tape from the monitor and places it in a scanner, following 24 or more hours of normal activity by the patient

checks the quality of the recorded impulses on an electronic screen

prints the information from the tape for evaluation by a physician

To perform stress testing, an EKG technician:

documents the patient's medical history

connects the patient to an EKG monitor

obtains a baseline reading and resting blood pressure

monitors the heart's performance while the patient is walking on a treadmill

gradually increases the treadmill's speed to observe the effect of increased exertion

Do I have to take a California State License examination when I complete the EKG training?

In California State there is no license, certification, special test or examination required when you complete your EKG Technician course. However many employers prefer to hire EKG Technicians with the national certification. When you finish your EKG training, Best American Healthcare University would have you sit for a national certification exam at the school. This examination is administered at the school because BAHU is a national certification exam center. Our exam success rates have been incredible!