EKG Technician & BLS Certification Program

EKG Technician and BLS Certification Program

What is an EKG Technician?

EKG Technicians are responsible for performing electrocardiogram (EKG) tests in order to monitor and record electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. These tests include basic EKGs, Holter Monitoring (portable EKG which records activity for 24-48 hours.), 12-lead placement, and Stress Tests (treadmill). They assist a physician in diagnosing and treating cardiac and blood vessel irregularities.

Course Description

This comprehensive EKG Technician Certification Program is not recommended as a stand along course but rather in combination with programs such as Certified Nurse Aide or Phlebotomy.  This program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and take their national certification exams.

Additionally, students will practice with equipment and perform hands-on labs, including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices. EKG Technicians also analyze printed readings of EKG tests, measuring various “cardiac intervals and complexes” and determining normal vs. abnormal EKG. Certification details to be given by instructor.

EKG Technicians are responsible for performing electrocardiogram tests to monitor and record electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. These tests include basic EKGs, Holter Monitoring (portable EKG that records activity for 24-48 hours), 12-lead placement, and Stress Tests (treadmill). They assist a physician in diagnosing and treating cardiac and blood vessel irregularities.

Students will take the four-hour American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS) course in the last class. This course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, focusing on high-quality CPR and team dynamics.

Certification

Upon successful completion, students will receive their Healthcare Provider certification e-card (valid for 2 years) by email within 20 days.) The AHA BLS course is included in the cost of the EKG program. Students who do not complete the BLS training included in the course will need to complete and pay for the BLS certification on their own and submit proof to receive their EKG certificate of completion.

Additionally, this course prepares you to take the national certification exam issued by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).  Students will be notified of how to register for this exam. EKG exam fee not included.

Prerequisites

NOTE: Background checks are required for most allied health positions. Students with felony convictions may have difficulty obtaining employment in these fields.

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age
  2. High school completion or equivalent (foreign students must provide a notarized English-translated transcript) Students will need to upload high school completion to NCCT website in order to sit for the national exam.

Course Schedule

Fall 2022- CRN# 34027

  • Instructor:  Mary Soloman RN
  • Lecture
    • Dates:  10/19/22-12/14/22
    • Day/Time: Wednesday and Thursday; 6:00-9:00 p.m.
    • Location: Room B118
  • BLS Training (Last Class)
    • Date: 12/15/22
    • Day/Time: Thursday 9:00am-1:00 pm
    • Location: Room B127
  • Cost: $1,159, textbook and BLS CPR Training included * Students will receive textbooks on the first day of class.
  • Registration deadline: 10/12/22

Register Now!

To register for this course, please visit our Workforce Registration Page. You’ll find directions on how to register, along with information about information sessions with Workforce advisors, funding sources for financing your tuition, refund policies, and more.

Please Note: It is mandatory that you provide all necessary forms with your registration. A seat will not be held until all of your documentation and payment are received.

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