EKG Technician*

Health Care Career Training

Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED, physical exam including drug screening, documentation of immunizations, PPD test and Hepatitis B series must be provided at the time of registration. Candidates must obtain a reading score of 9 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Proof of adequate health insurance is required on the first day of class. Students failing to provide documentation will not be eligible for the clinical/internship portion of the program.

EKG technicians work in hospitals, nursing homes and large medical facilities. Monitor technicians work in intensive care units or centralized monitoring rooms where they observe multiple computer consoles viewing the EKG waveforms of the patients. This course will teach the concepts behind electrocardiography, including the physiological steps of the cardiac cycle and its electrocardiograph readings.

This course will provide students instruction in the following topics:

  • The Role of the Electrocardiographer
  • Vital Signs
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Cardiovascular Medications
  • Standard and Isolation Precautions
  • Performing an ECG
    • Basic 12-Lead
    • Exercise Electrocardiography
    • Ambulatory Monitoring
  • Rhythm Strip Interpretations
    • Sinus Rhythms
    • Atrial Dysrhythmias
    • Junctional Dysrhythmias
    • Heart Block Dysrhythmias
    • Rhythms Originating from the Ventricles
    • Pacemaker Rhythms
    • Bundle Branch Block

Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association EKG Technician Certification Examination (CET).

NOTE: A criminal background check will be done for all enrolled students on the first day of class. A criminal background report containing negative information may prevent placement for the clinical portion of this program. Upon successful completion and credential attainment, you may be eligible for up to three college credits toward an Atlantic Cape degree.

HEKG-132 (154 Hours)
Fee: $2,349 (Tuition $1,530, Materials $819)

  • Section AW03-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June 6, 2017
    (Ending November 9, 2017)
    6-9 p.m.

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