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EKG Training in our Medical Assistant Program

Are you interested in pursuing training to become an EKG Technician? If so, consider broadening your skills and marketability to potential employers in the healthcare field by training to become a Medical Assistant.

Medical Assistants can be found working in doctors offices, clinics and other healthcare facilities. They perform clinical tasks such as taking patient histories, measuring vital signs, helping with physical examinations, giving injections, and preparing patients tests and procedures (such as EKGs). Medical Assistant can also perform administrative tasks such as scheduling appointments, entering patient information into health records, and perform other routine tasks around the medical office or facility where they are employed.

Medical Assistant Training Program

The Dorsey Schools Medical Assistant diploma program provides students with the opportunity to receive comprehensive classroom education and hands-on experience necessary for gaining the skills and confidence needed to become a valuable member of the healthcare team. Students enrolled in the Medical Assistant training program will receive thorough training on topics such as human anatomy, medical terminology, insurance procedures and pharmacology, and more.

Specifically in regards to EKG training, the Medical Assistant training program at Dorsey Schools includes training about the cardiovascular system and procedures for performing an electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) utilizing a 12 lead electrocardiograph. The focus is on patient preparation, proper lead placement, identification and troubleshooting of artifact, and recognizing a heart attack in progress. Students will have the opportunity to practice until they have reached the required level of competency. While learning to perform this important test, our students are introduced to proper draping consistent with maintaining patient comfort and dignity. EKG training is just one component of the training included in Dorsey’s Medical Assistant program.

  • Comprehensive training in both administrative and clinical areas related to the role of a Medical Assistant
  • Clinical training that takes place on-campus at Dorsey Schools’ in our medical laboratories
  • An externship with a physician’s office, long-term care facility, acute care setting, or other medical facility during the last module of training
  • Upon completion of the Medical Assistant program, graduates will be eligible to sit for a National Certification Exam
  • Dearborn Campus
  • Farmington Hills Campus**
  • Lansing Campus
  • Madison Heights Campus
  • Roseville Campus
  • Saginaw Campus
  • Southgate Campus
  • Waterford-Pontiac Campus
  • Wayne-Westland Campus

** Please Note: The Farmington Hills Campus is not accepting new students at this time.

 Why Choose Dorsey

Dorsey Schools is a respected post-secondary institution, having trained and taught quality graduates in Michigan since 1934. At Dorsey Schools, you’re not just a number. You have specific goals; goals that are unique to you as an individual and as a student at Dorsey Schools, we’re going to work hard to help you reach those goals. Our instructors and administrators know students individually and they care about each individual student. In addition, our schools are designed to help students throughout their time with us from the Admissions process through Financial Aid to Career Services, our administrators are readily available. Here at Dorsey Schools, we have a strong commitment to our students and the communities in which they live and work.

  • Small Class Sizes: Many of our lecture classes have a maximum of a 30:1 student to teacher ratio (some may be up to 40:1, it varies by campus), and most lab classes have a maximum of an 18:1 student to teacher ratio, allowing students to receive personal attention and the one-on-one guidance needed for success.
  • Quality Instructors: Our industry-experienced instructors are dedicated and committed to our students’ success. Every Dorsey Schools instructor meets or exceeds State of Michigan and accreditation criteria, guidelines, and qualifications. It’s not uncommon for Dorsey students to see their instructors as their coach and mentor throughout their studies.
  • Hands-on Training: We provide our students with program-specific curriculum dedicated to assist them in learning the skills needed for that specific career. Learning at Dorsey Schools often takes place in both lecture and lab settings allowing students the ability to practice the skills they are learning. Many of our programs also include an Externship prior to graduation, designed to model the work environment students may experience upon Graduation.*
  • Short-Term Training Programs: Many of the programs at Dorsey Schools can be completed in a year or less, allowing you to complete your training in a relatively short period of time.**
  • TEN Convenient Campus Locations: We have TEN campus locations (Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Lansing, Madison Heights, Roseville, Saginaw, Southgate, Taylor, Waterford-Pontiac, Wayne-Westland) prepared to assist the people of Michigan develop skills needed for exciting new career opportunities. Each of our campuses has a dedicated staff available to help you throughout your studies.
  • Convenient Class Schedules: We realize our students are busy and often juggle commitments outside of school. As a result, we offer Day, Afternoon, and Evening classes*** designed to fit your schedule.
  • Tuition Planning: Each of our campuses has Financial Aid Representatives available to meet with students and discuss financing options. We realize the Financial Aid process can be difficult to understand, but our team will help students understand the process and options available to them. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.
  • Career Services: Each of our campuses has Career Services professionals dedicated to offer employment assistance to all eligible graduates. In addition, Dorsey Schools has developed relationships with employers in Michigan which, when coupled with the job search skills students learn, creates positive employment possibilities for our graduates. Dorsey Schools is your Career Connection™.

*Programs vary by campus
**Completion time varies by program
***Availability varies by campus