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EKG Technician online 4 Certification Class $350

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Call 734-762-3220 or 313-826-2381 .

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This is a 4 certification course. Students will earn their Electrocardiogram Certification, Telemetry Technician (Cardiac Monitor Technician Certification) and will have access to the National Telemetry Certification exam and the National Telemetry ECG exam. Students have up to 6 months to complete this course. This is an entirely online course. Students enrolling in this course will register online and receive unlimited access to PCT’s web based learning platform, which includes videos from classroom lectures, interactive quizzes, exams and much more. Students will receive an email from their own personal instructor upon registering for the course. This course was designed for national and international students seeking certification in the various cardiovascular fields. The online course meets the national required standards. Phlebotomy Career Training is a licensed proprietary school in the state of Michigan since 2009. PCT’s Electrocardiogram class is certified through the National Telemetry Association


What we provide;

  • Online instruction
  • National Telemetry Test Certification provided at no extra cost to student.  PCT is the only school in the nation to be certified by the National Telemetry Association
  • Students name goes on National Telemetry Website Graduate Roster List of “Who’s Certified”
  • This is an informative introduction to the online EKG/Telemetry Class, to help students better understand the course format and requirements for enrollment.  Our online classes can be found under the tab entitled “All Courses” there students can scroll down to the online classes where they will see the online EKG/Telemetry.  When they click add to cart, they will check out with their credit card and pay $350.  Shortly thereafter, the students will receive a automated email with a access code to the website.  The will put this login code under the, “Course Login Tab” and go to the tab on the drop down box where it say “Telemetry 301”.  Once there the student will enter their code and be able to see and go through the site.  The teacher will follow up with a login access for the online tests in the course.  There is one final exam that they students may download and take when they are ready.  It is suggested that they take the Cardiac Arrhythmia Practice final first and go over the answers with their teacher prior to taking the final for the course.  Once the student has completed the final with a 75% or better, then they are eligible to take the National Telemetry Association Exam. Students will receive a Certification from the school and a transcript as well.  Their NTA certification and wallet card will be mailed separately.  The EKG certification and transcript will be awarded to those student who can document at least 40 hours experience in the field of EKG with a letter from their employer on the companies letter head, or the presentation of a license or certification as a Medical Assistant, {Para Medic}, {EMT}, or other medical profession that performs EKG’s on a regular basis.

    Student’s study at their own pace, and can enroll at anytime.
    Call Professor Kimmel at 313-826-2381 for further questions regarding this online course.
    Thank you,
    N.Kimmel RN, Phd, CHMM, CNATT

    No prior experience is necessary to take the online or in class Cardiac Arrhythmia Technician, Electrocardiogram Technician and National Telemetry Exam,

    ONLINE COURSE FEE IS $350,  (This fee includes EKG Course, Telemetry Course and National Telemetry Exam,  all study materials provided by login access code to class, certificate and transcripts, along with a letter addressed to the NATIONAL TELEMETRY ASSOCIATION ,allowing student eligiblity to test on the national level.)

    Students may enroll at anytime for the online course.  

    The online materials are available to students 24/7.

    Printed materials are mailed per request of student.

    Job Assistance is available for out of state students.







    A Michigan Proprietary School

    Two Locations;

    28050 Ford Rd. Suite C Garden City, MI 48135


    Course Description:


    The purpose of this course is to train students to read and interpret 22 types of cardiac lead tracings produced from 12 and five lead monitors.  Certified by the National Telemetry Association the ECG with Telemetry encompasses topics such as the anatomy and physiology of the heart, etiology of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, pharmacology of various heart and blood pressure medications.  The Telemetry online course covers biomedical mechanisms of a twelve lead ECG, over twenty different cardiac rhythms and arrhythmia’s.    A cardiac rhythm that is most important for any telemetry technician to recognize is that of a myocardial infarction.  A person suffering from a myocardial infarction, depending on the location of the area of ischemia, complains of some of the following symptoms; sweating, chest pain (described as a crushing feeling), pain radiating in the interior of the left arm, jaw pain (dull ache), trouble breathing, (dyspena), nausea and or vomiting.  Not everyone who sustains a myocardial infarction has the same symptoms or all the symptoms.  The most telling sign of a myocardial infarction on an electrocardiogram are the widened QRS complexes, flattened or depressed ST segment and depressed or elevated T waves. 

                    When learning to interpret ECG’s (electrocardiograms) students are first trained to understand the anatomy of the heart and the heart’s electrical conduction pathway.  Once the students are able to demonstrate their ability to diagram and explain this pathway they are next taught how to read the lead tracing grid that all electrocardiograms are traced on. 

                    The students who learn to interpret electrocardiogram rhythms are acutely responsible for what they interpret.  Although a registered nurse and or physician are ultimately responsible for the final interpretation, the telemetry technician is the first responder when noticing any rhythm that could be considered fatal or life threatening.   Therefore, it is very important for the telemetry technician to be adept at reading and interpreting the lead tracings especially the actual lead tracing of a dangerous cardiac rhythm.  

    Course prerequisites for Online or in Class: no previous experience required

     Online: One month to six months from time of purchase.


    Course Details:

    The students will be emailed a login in code for the website and those in class will be given the login code as well as the printed version of the online materials as a study guide.  They will login in under Courses and click on the Telemetry Course.  There, they will enter their password.  Students will have access to the website and the contents for six weeks.  After one month the student will be required to contact their instructor Nancy Kimmel to obtain the final exam.   The exam can be sent via their e-mail, U.S mail or fax. All exams are to be returned to instructor within five working days after receipt.  Students are requested to call instructor for preference of exam delivery method either by phone: 313-826-2381 or by e-mail:


    Students will be notified of their score. The passing score that is required is a 75% or better.

    Successful students will receive a certificate as a Telemetry Technician and a letter of course completion from Phlebotomy Career Training School in Garden City, Michigan.

    Students in the classroom setting will have a final exam at the end of the third day. Passing score is 75%

    Grading:   There is one final exam.  Students are required to score at least an 75% to pass


    a.       Anatomy and physiology of the heart

    b.      Medications that affect the heart

    c.       Cardiac abnormalities


    a.       Tracing the electrical activity of the heart

    b.      Reading P, QRS, ST, PR intervals

    c.       Interpreting the strip

    Day 3. Cardiac rhythms

    a.       Normal sinus rhythms

    b.      Ventricular rhythms

    c.       Atrial rhythms

    d.      All other rhythms including Torsade de points






    Please read about Telemetry Technicians and their job description.  You may just want to become one.

    Telemetry Technicians in the Work Force

    The little known life savers who tirelessly watch the electrical activity of patient’s hearts scroll across monitors are called Telemetry Technicians. They are the ones who are responsible for saving mothers, brothers, sister and grandparents. Family members who are patient’s in intensive care, cardiac care or step down units may have electrocardiogram leads placed on them. These leads transmit the electrical conductivity of their hearts to monitors.

    They watch over these monitors unceasingly. These life savers sit in a small room watching monitor upon monitor up to twelve hours per day, rarely breaking for coffee or lunch. They leave the hospital as surreptitiously as they came in. Most patient’s do not know that there is someone remotely watching their heart activity as they lie in bed wondering if the nurse or doctor will be there in time if their heart fails.

    When the doctors or nurse’s save a patient’s life, it is because the Telemetry Technician alerted them in time. The physicians and nurses are lauded for saving the patient. But who thanks the one in telemetry room, no one. The Telemetry Technician is a lone hero. They work as part of the greater team of life savers, but they have no glory. Their gratification comes from being able to contact a nurse or doctor in time to save a life.

    For them, time is of the essence. It is something precious and there is never enough. Seconds, milliseconds, micro-seconds are all it takes for a dangerous life threatening heart rhythm to fleet across the monitor screen. It can be missed by the blink of an eye. There can be no second chances, no room for error.

    The field of Telemetry is a relatively new field. The discipline of Telemetry is studied within the course work of an Electrocardiogram class. However, now the field of Telemetry has diverged as a field unto itself. Telemetry is now a field where people can obtain certifications as well as national recognition through rigorous tests. Physicians understand the importance of having a capable Telemetry Technician on staff and the benefits to the patient’s. Across the United States, colleges and trade schools are now offering on line and in class training in the field of telemetry.

    Telemetry technicians who were once trained on the job, now have the chance to become certified at a national level through the National Telemetry Association. The National Telemetry Association certifies students in Telemetry so that they meet national standards.

    Did this article interest you? Perhaps you are interested in becoming a Telemetry Technician. We have fast paced online classes with the National Telemetry Exam included in the price along with the book.



    Welcome to Phlebotomy Career Training ;

                                                           At PCT we are pleased to announce our new online Telemetry Technician Course, or Cardiac Arrhythmia Technician course, as it is known is other circles.  The burgeoning field of Telemetry continues to grow across the U.S..  The newest , most in demand job in hospitals is  the Telemetry Technician.  One needs only to search online to see the numerous jobs for Telemetry  Technician across the U.S.  PCT is proud to be at the forefront of this field.  The online class that PCT offers will help students learn to recognize and interpret 24 different cardiac rhythms.  This course was developed by an ICU/CCU nurse and local Cardiologists with the layperson in mind.  The course teaches students to how to recognize and interpret arrhythmia’s.  “Having a trained extra set of eyes on the monitors gives us the nurses and doctors a peace of mind, while of course, more importantly preventing unnecessary complications that can arise without someone monitoring cardiac rhythms constantly.”

    Garden City, MI (PRWEB) FEBRUARY, 2014



    Phlebotomy Career Training, is pleased to announce the New Telemetry Technician Certification Course available for all health care professionals and students.

    Earning a certification in telemetry and ECG will allow students to get jobs as telemetry technicians and enhance their credentials as a qualified health-care professional. Students can add extra earning power to their degrees with this one week course. Students are able to sit for the National Telemetry Association  Certification upon course completion. Students are requested to have completed an externship in ECG and should know how to apply leads.

    Why wait? The same course goes for over $5000 to $10,000 dollars at local community colleges and technical health career schools. Phlebotomy Career Training is offering the course for $350.
    The National Telemetry Association test fee is included. Nurses, LPN, LVN’s, Medical Technologist, Medical Assistants, Certified Nursing Assistants and the lay public who are interested in the medical field are all welcome to take the online telemetry .   Hospitals are looking for those who can multitask, so adding a telemetry certification will help solidify ones current position. Students can work most anywhere if they have the knowledge to interpret ECG’s and have a thorough understanding of the cardiovascular system. School should be affordable to everyone; at Phlebotomy Career Training students get quality education at an affordable price.

    The Telemetry ECG Certification Course is similar in content to the course that Physicians and Registered Nurses must complete upon hiring into hospitals. The course helps students to read and interpret ECG Lead Tracings. Students will learn to interpret such rhythms as Atrial Fibrillation, Ventricular Tachycardia, Premature Ventricular and Atrial contractions, Type I, II and III heart blocks and many more. In addition students are trained in the mechanism of action regarding the biometabolism of heart medications such as beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, Calcium channel blockers as well as cardiac glycosides. The renin-angiotensen cascade will be studied in relation to how high blood pressure effects the cardiac muscles and the renal system. The EKG or ECG course will cover the entire anatomy and physiology of the heart muscle, and delve into the rhythmicity and excitability of cardiac tissue. Students learn to correlate the different heart medications to specific cardiac rhythms.

    Professor Kimmel’s undergraduate work in biochemistry at the University of Michigan and toxicology at Kansas State have paved the way for the plethora of knowledge that Professor Kimmel can impart to students. Professor Kimmel’s PhD thesis detailed the toxicology of cardiac specific medications. Dr. Kimmel experience as an Registered Nurse includes working in the cardiac care unit, ICU, intermediate intensive care and medical surgical units.

    Professor Kimmel States; “This is a very serious course. Students who consider taking this course should have some prior experience in the medical field and direct patient care skills. This course requires interpretation of actual cardiac rhythm strips. Although a telemetry technicians interpretation will be reviewed by a registered nurse and physician, technicians should be aware that immediate changes in the cardiac rhythm could be fatal. With that said, students should be ready to perform CPR. This is a course that is designed for those with experience in the health care field and that have some familiarity with cardiac leads and telemetry. Students should be prepared to purchase a caliper. These can be purchased at any uniform or medical supply store. For the ECG tracings, students should be able to print off the various strips to be interpreted. Students will need the calipers for their final exam.

    The instructor of the course, Professor Nancy Kimmel is a Registered Nurse, ACLS Certified, a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, Certified Phlebotomy Instructor, Certified Nurses Aide Trainer, PhD and a Basic Life Support Instructor through the American Heart Association. Professor Kimmel has worked in ICU, CCU, Intermediate Intensive care, Emergency, medical surgical floors and has done home-care. Professor Kimmel has been an ardent instructor in the Metro Detroit area since 2002. She has taught Mechanical Engineering at Lawrence Technological University, math, physics and engineering at Henry Ford Community College, Mechanical Engineering at Oakland University as well as authoring a best selling nursing entrance textbook which Wayne County Community College and Henry Ford Community College offer for sale in their book stores. Professor Kimmel holds a United States Patent on a revolutionary air filter and is currently working on helping the nation further their education with other affordable online courses, like the newly released Phlebotomy online course.

    Phlebotomy Career Training is a licensed proprietary school in the state of Michigan.

    Testimonial from a former online student;

    Dear Nancy,
    I would like to take a moment of your time to express my gratitude.  I am in the second week of the online telemetry tech course.  I am grateful for your patience in helping me get started and your directions in updating my search engines and internet access.
    This online course will be an asset on my resume.  I am planning on applying for a position in the telemetry department at the hospital I am currently employed with.  The department was excited to hear about this course.
    It enables me to still continue with my present work schedule and conduct my studies at my convenience.
    Once again, thank you.
    God Bless
    Anna Knapp




    Job Description for Monitor Technician Examines heartbeat patterns on electrocardiograph monitors. Makes note of irregular rhythms and monitors changes in heartbeat. Ensures that monitors are functioning properly. May require 0-2 years of experience in the field. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.

    The median expected salary for a typical Monitor Technician in the United States is $29,498. This basic market pricing report was prepared using our Certified Compensation Professionals’ analysis of survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at employers of all sizes, industries and geographies.


    Source: HR Reported data as of JANUARY 2012Definition and Nature of the Work

    Cardiac monitor technicians check the heart rhythm patterns of patients to detect abnormal pattern variations. They usually work in the intensive care or cardiac care units of hospitals. These technicians are responsible for reviewing patients’ records to determine normal heart rhythms. They monitor current patterns and note any deviations. To do this, technicians use instruments called calipers to measure the length and height of a patient’s heart rhythm pattern on graphic tape readouts. Cardiac monitor technicians observe the cardiac monitor screen and listen for an alarm to identify any abnormal heart rhythm variation. They notify nurses and doctors when medical attention is needed.




    1. Hello Sandra
      You can enroll at any time online please contact our office for more information 734-762-3220
      Mon-Fri 9-5 pm

      Thank You

    2. Hello Lara
      Unfortunately we do not accept financial aide
      The ekg/telemetry course tuition cost is $350 for more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-5 pm

      Thank You

    3. Hello Ashley
      Yes you can use these certifications in other states the national exams are included
      For more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-5 pm

      Thank You

    4. Hello Amali
      Yes you can use these certifications overseas the EKG/Telemetry program also includes your National EKG exam and the National telemetry exam
      For additional information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-5 pm

      Thank You

    5. Hello Kaamil
      If you were to work on it every day yes you could complete in 2 weeks
      Keep in mind however in order for you to complete the EKG portion you would need to complete 40 hours of ekg clinical’s
      For more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm Saturdays 9-1 pm closed on holidays

      Thank You

    6. Hello:
      I am a little confused. Is this class still available and when can I enroll? I am confused as the dates of the website say 2013, as well as under the information. See below:

      EKG Technician online 4 Certification Class $350
      December 12, 2013


    7. Hello Andrea
      Yes this course is an online course only once you register for the course you will receive an email giving access to the course and you can start immediately this is a study at your own pace you have up to 6 months to complete this course. Course includes the ekg, telemetry, national telemetry exam and the national ekg exam for $350 for more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm Saturdays 9-1 pm closed on holidays

      Thank You

    8. Hello Saba
      You can work as a EKG Tech or a Monitor Tech in the hospitals
      For more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm

      Thank You

    9. Hello Jasmine
      Yes you would need to complete 40 hours of clinical hours for your EKG
      For more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-5 pm

      Thank You

    10. Hello Raquan
      We are accredited with the National Telemetry Association. For more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-5 pm

      Thank You

    11. Hello Aj
      With the ekg you need to complete 40 hours of clinical hours shadowing someone who does ekg that is how you would get your 40 hours you can try an urgent care in your area a physicians office who may deal with ekg
      For more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm

      Thank You

    12. Hello Terri
      This program includes 4 certifications ekg, telemetry, national ekg exam, and the national telemetry exam tuition cost is $350 you have up to 6 months to complete the program
      For additional information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm

      Thank You

    13. Will we have to find a place on our own to do the 40 hour clinical or do you assign a location within the city we’re located in?

    14. Hello Christine
      Yes you would need to find a place in your area to complete your 40 hours of ekg clinical’s
      Unless you are currently working in this field or have worked in this field then we would be able to accept a letter from your employer
      For more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm

      Thank You

    15. Hello Christine
      If you completed ekg with the certification then yes we could use that as your hours completed

      Thank You

    16. Hi. I am a Dr. From Venezuela, trying to validate my license here in USA by studying for the USMLE. But I need to work while I study, I was wondering if I could make this course and start working as a EKG technician. Do I never some prior certificate or studies to access the course? And if I live in Miami could I make it? If I finished the course in less than a month it would be ok?
      Thanks for your answer

    17. Hello Armando
      Yes you could most definitely finish this course with in 4 weeks
      This course includes ekg, telemetry, national ekg exam, and the national telemetry exam this course is a study at your own pace course you will have complete access 24 hours 7 days a week
      For more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm

      Thank You

    18. Hello Marise
      This course includes 4 certifications ekg,telemetry,ekg national exam and the national telemetry exam tuition cost is $350
      You have up to 6 months to complete the program this course is a study at your own pace
      You can enroll at any time. For more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm

      Thank You

    19. Hi ,
      I work as a clinical research coordinator. After I complete the 4 week course from your site/school and complete 40 hours of practical experience at the doctor’s office. Is the EKG technician course valid/recognised in California?

    20. Hello Sarah
      This program includes EKG, Telemetry, National Telemetry exam and the National EKG exam with the national exams you would be able to work any where you would like
      For more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm

      Thank You

    21. Hi, could you tell me what edition the kinns medical assistant book your using please. You did not specify. Thank you. Cindy.

    22. Hello Basil
      You have up to 6 months to complete the program you can complete your 40 hours within the 6 months
      For more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm

      Thank You

    23. I’ve worked as a EKG Tech in a hospital for several years without being certified. That does count? Can I just get a certificate issued from my supervisor? or do I need it from human resources department of the hospital?
      Thank you!

    24. Hello Basil
      If you can get a letter from your employer we can accept that as part of completing clinical hours

      Thank You

    25. Hello Harwinder
      With taking the dialysis course we do recommend that students have some prior experience in the medical field with home care direct care or c.n.a
      Tuition cost is $795 with tax classes meet 2 days a week for 6 weeks $397.50 to register $397.50 due by the 3rd week of class
      For more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm

      Thank You

    26. Hello I’m looking to do the EKG class and was wondering if each class i take for this class needs a certain amount of hours for each class and if the certificate would work in New York State and in New Jersey? Thank you for your time

    27. Hello Aleashia
      This course includes the ekg,telemetry,national ekg, and the national telemetry exam you have up to 6 months to complete the program you would need to complete 40 hours of ekg clinical hours once you have completed the program and its requirements you would receive your certifications once you have received your certifications from the school you would then be eligible to take the national exams once you have passed the national exams you would receive your national certifications with the national certifications you would be able to use your certifications any where. For more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm

      Thank You

    28. Good morning,

      I live in Barbados and I am wondering if I can do this course. Is it accepted internationally?

    29. Hello Kay
      This course includes the national exams yes you would be able to use this certification anywhere
      For more information please contact our office at 734-762-3220 Mon-Fri 9-6 pm

      Thank You

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