Monitor technician certification programs are typically not found online, as of 2015, but there is an available program through ACLS Training Center. On-campus certification programs are found in schools, such as Lone Star College. Most courses required for monitor technician certification require hands-on interaction, notes Study.com.
The ACLS Training Center offers a two-course program that includes Arrhythmia Interpretation and 12-Lead ECG. These courses are similar to one semester in community college and can be completed in approximately four weeks. Those who complete the course will receive a certificate that can be used when applying for jobs as a monitor technician. Students are also eligible to take the Cardiovascular Credentialing International CCT exam.
The Arrhythmia Interpretation course teaches students topics such as the anatomy and physiology of the heart, sinus node rhythms, atrial rhythms and junctional arrhythmias. In the 12-Lead ECG course, students learn about how to configure the axis, lead placement, infarctions and other injuries of the heart. Students receive all study materials for the courses, as well as 24-hour online access to the course and the ability to ask experts questions. The courses are accredited for one Category 1 credit by the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.