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Catalog and Student Handbook 2021 - 2022

EKG Certificate

Overview

EKG Technicians are healthcare professionals who administer noninvasive tests to assess the cardiovascular system of patients. The duties associated with EKG technicians include performing diagnostic tests on patients, blood pressure monitoring, patient preparation, appointment scheduling, and maintaining patient medical records.

 

This seven credit certificate program prepares students for job placement in hospitals, physician offices, and more. Students study the anatomy and physiology of the heart, circulatory system, and conduction system in detail. The EKG, heart, circulation, and conduction must be covered with appropriate terminology and abbreviations with appropriate knowledge of equipment, proper lead placement, reading of EKG waves, arrhythmias and blocks, calculations, codes, and markings.

Students learn by a combination of academic and practical application with a required completion of 10 EKG tracings in a laboratory setting.

 

Students that complete the certificate program are eligible to sit for a national EKG certification exam.

Course Sequences and Prerequisites

 

Course Sequence:

 
HSC 1010Introduction to Health Science

3

EKG 1020Electrocardiography Basics

4

 

Prerequisites:

HSC 1010 must be completed prior to EKG 1020.

Program of Study

While the college makes every effort to avoid schedule changes, the college may cancel courses or alter course schedules without prior notification.

EKG Courses (7 credits)

HSC 1010Introduction to Health Science

3

EKG 1020Electrocardiography Basics

4

Total Credits: 7

Students are awarded the certificate after meeting the criteria below: 

  • Successful completion of the certificate program as prescribed by the college
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher
  • A minimum grade of C (2.0) in each course within the EKG program
  • Completion of all EKG program requirements within one year of enrollment at the college