A monitor technician observes the heartbeats and electrocardiograms (EKG) of patients in intensive care units or ICU. They typically work in hospitals and sit at computers outside of patients’ rooms to perform their job.
It can be confusing what a "monitor technician" is because hospitals will also use job titles such as EKG technician, cardiac monitor technician, 12-lead EKG technician, telemetry technician or cardiovascular technologist, and more.
We provide the skills you need in this online course to work in any of these roles and break the learning into two separate courses, titled arrhythmia interpretation and 12-lead ECG.
Pacific Medical Training's stress test Holter monitor and monitor tech courses are approved to participate in the MyCAA Spouse Education program. Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Program is an employment assistance program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification, or associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation.
Our courses are accredited for Category 1 credit by the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Credentialing Center and accepted in all the 50 states of the US and across Canada. This is a completely online course designed to help you start your career as a monitor technician, EKG technician, cardiac monitor technician, 12-lead EKG technician, telemetry technician, or cardiovascular technologist. We provide the skills you need to work in any of these roles and break the learning into two separate courses, titled arrhythmia interpretation and 12-lead ECG. You can complete the course at your own pace and most people do the whole course in 2–4 weeks.
This online course is taken completely using your computer and can also be printed out. Together, both courses are roughly equivalent to one semester in community college. You can complete the online courses at your own pace and most people complete the whole course in 2–4 weeks. When you are done you will receive a certification from us which is accepted nationally in the US and Canada. Although optional, you are also welcome to sit for the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) certified rhythm analysis technician (CRAT) examination.
Full course can be printed out to study at home
The course is all inclusive with study materials, online examination, and certification accepted in all 50 states and across Canada.
We are accredited for Category 1 credit by the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Yes, the learning materials and exam are all online, although you can print it out. This format works very well for this course because the main skill you are learning is to recognize patterns on rhythm. You will have plenty of access to rhythms in this course, versus a classroom where you must learn at the same speed as everyone else. There are different models of ECG machines, however the basic configuration is same and you will learn this in our course.
Yes, you can pay for the first module separately and then pay for and complete the second one at a later time. This effectively spreads your payment into two installments with payment on your own schedule. In this scenario, the total cost is $400 for the first module and $370 for the second module. You receive the discounted price on the second module by logging in and then purchasing while logged in to receive the returning customer discount. To enroll for just the first "arrhythmia interpretation" module, see our signup form.
Yes, if you complete both our courses, you will be eligible to sit for the Cardiovascular Credentialing International CCT exam.
No. State boards exists for nurses, physicians, real estate agents and other professions. But there is no state board exam for monitor techs.
We will send you detail of any missed questions and you can take the exam a total of 3 times.
We also provide stress test and Holter monitor training.