EKG Technician

•  45 Course Contact Hours

This comprehensive 45-hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the National HealthCareer Association exam (NHA).

Program Overview

This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography, and stress testing.

Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands-on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement, and other clinical practices.

Program Schedule

Six Weeks. Two Evenings/Week, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM. Two Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM for Five Weeks.

Courses include Medical Terminology and EKG.

Program Costs


*Rates include books. Rates are for 2023-2024 and are subject to change. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.


Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to sit for the National Healthcare Association (NHA) Certified EKG Technician Associate (CET).


Meet Your Instructor

Stephanie Burns, Tucker County High School Instructor

Stephanie Burns began teaching at Eastern in fall 2019. She teaches the Allied Health Program at Tucker County High School.

"I enjoy seeing a student's face when they get that 'aha!' moment and truly understand they are where they need to be going in the health care field," Burns said. "I live on a farm and can't wait to retire there and enjoy my morning coffee on my back porch every day."

Diane Myers, Moorefield Instructor

Diane Myers began working in the medical field nearly 50 years ago. Today, she works part-time as a medical assistant and phlebotomist at Love Memorial Clinic and has been teaching at Eastern since 2012.

"Working in the medical field has always been a rewarding job for me," she said.

Myers currently lives in Old Fields, West Virginia, with her husband, Tom. She has two sons and two grandchildren.

Stormie Troxal, Elkins Instructor

Stormie Troxal begin teaching at Eastern in 2021 and is a nurse educator at the United Hospital Center by day.

"I love watching students grow," Troxal said. "They leave different people in just 16 short weeks, and gain so much confidence in themselves and their skills."

Outside of teaching, Troxal is also a student herself. She is currently studying to obtain her master's degree in nursing education. As a Mom of two with a husband in medical school, she certainly stays busy!

Stephanie Burns
Diane Myers
Stormie Troxal