Credential Issued: Certification
The course training program will prepare the student to set up and administer electrocardiograms and stress tests, prepare patients for Holter or ambulatory monitoring, edit and deliver final test results to physicians for analysis and transcribe physician interpretations.
The course will cover topics essential to prepare the student on necessary competencies required by the National Health Career Association (NHA). The course will prepare the student to sit for the certification examination from NHA – Certified EKG Technician (CET).
This training program will focus on preparing the students in being competent to:
- Conduct electrocardiogram (EKG), phonocardiogram, echocardiogram, stress testing, or other cardiovascular tests to record patients’ cardiac activity, using specialized electronic test equipment, recording devices, or laboratory instruments.
- Explain testing procedures to patients to obtain cooperation and reduce anxiety.
- Monitor patients’ blood pressure and heart rate using electrocardiogram (EKG) equipment during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures to notify the physician if something appears wrong.
- Obtain and record patient identification, medical history, or test results.
- Monitor patients’ comfort and safety during tests, alerting physicians to abnormalities or changes in patient responses.
- Demonstrate safe and effective use of equipment and supplies used cardio-related testing
- Demonstrate proper recording of test results
- Demonstrate proper monitoring of patient vital signs during tests
Wages / Salaries & Employment Trends
- Workers on average earn $40,000 as of July 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $35,500 and $46,300. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on the city and many other important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, and the number of years you have spent in your profession.
To be eligible for admission, a prospective student must meet the following requirements:
- Be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language;
- Be a minimum of 18 years of age;
- Complete the application and pay the $ 50.00 application fee;
- Provide the minimum refundable down payment fee of $300 to hold your sit;
- Provide the nonrefundable registration fee of $150 to hold your sit;
- Proof of High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) or higher College Degree from an accredited school in the United States;
- Foreign country high school diploma or higher college degree (must be in English or translated into English);
- Must be AHA CPR/BLS certified;
- Submit health standards documentation before clinical skills;
- Complete a general physical exam and immunization – physical exam and all immunizations are due prior to clinicals, if required;
Course Schedule Options
- Mornings: Monday – Wednesday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM for 5 weeks
- Evenings: Monday – Wednesday, 5 PM – 9 PM for 5 weeks
- Weekends: Friday/Saturday, 10 AM – 6 PM for 5 weeks
Course Start Dates
|August 2023 – April 2024|
|1. Sep. 11|
|2. Oct. 23|
|3. Dec. 18|
|4. Feb. 12|
|5. Apr. 08|
*Note: Classes scheduled on holidays will be made up in other regularly scheduled classes unless otherwise noted on individual course syllabi. The calendar dates are subject to change.
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