About This Program
The EKG Technician program consists of 48 hours of lecture and lab hours. This certificate-level based program meets twice a week for four-hour sessions for a total of six weeks. This program will include practice and background information on the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, cardiac disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, Holter monitor, electrocardiography, stress testing, and telemetry monitoring. Students will get hands-on lab practice with operating an Electrocardiogram, 12- lead electrode placement, vital signs collection, and bloodborne pathogen training. This course includes American Red Cross BLS CPR training and certification. Students are provided with a National Health Career Association (NHA) certification exam to become nationally certified and recognized as a Certified Electrocardiogram Technician (CET). Students enrolled in this program have the option of enrolling in the LPD 101: Leadership and Professional Development course at no additional tuition cost. This course can assist students in professionalism, business etiquette, and creating a professional portfolio.
Upon successful completion of this program the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate and understand basic lead strip interpretation
- Demonstrate knowledge of clinical safety
- Utilize a working knowledge of cardiac anatomy and physiology
- Demonstrate proficiency in EKG techniques, including Holter and Telemetry monitoring
- Demonstrate knowledge of equipment used in Cardiology and its proper uses
- Demonstrate understanding of quality assurance and result in analysis in EKG collection to identify and resolve artifacts
- Demonstrate an understanding of basic lead strip interpretation
- Respond to signs and symptoms of cardiopulmonary compromise
- Measure and monitor patient vital signs
- American Red Cross Basic life support cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and certification
- Have an opportunity to gain a national certification as an Electrocardiogram Technician (CET) with the National Health Career Association (NHA).