EKG Technician *

Health Care Career Training

Due prior to registration: Prerequisites: Candidates must obtain a reading score of 9 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA). High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma/HSED. A physical exam, results from a Basic 5 Panel urine drug screening and a PPD test must be completed within 3 months of the first day of class and this documentation must be provided before registration. Documentation of immunizations and Hepatitis B series documentation must also be provided prior to registration.

Due on first day of class: A completed criminal background check is the financial responsibility of the student and proof must be provided within 30 days of the first day of class. Students will be provided with more information and will initiate their background check at orientation/first day of class. Proof of adequate health insurance is required on the first day of class and must be maintained throughout the clinical/internship.

Note: *Students failing to provide a clear criminal background check and proof of insurance 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 Electro cardiographer
  • Vital Signs
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Cardiovascular Medications
  • Standard and Isolation Precautions
  • Performing an ECG
  • Basic 12-Lead
  • Exercise Electrocardiograph
  • 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, students will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association EKG Technician Certification Examination (CET).

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College Pathways: Upon successful completion and credential attainment, you may be eligible for up to 3 college credits toward an Atlantic Cape degree.

HEKG-132 (163 Hours)
Fee: $2,349 (Tuition $1,530, Materials $819)

  • Section AW01-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Mondays and Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m.
    Beginning Apr. 23, 2019 (Ending Oct. 22, 2019)

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