EKG Specialist

After completing this 26-week program, you’ll be qualified to enter the healthcare industry as an EKG specialist. Working in a doctor’s office, clinic, or hospital you’ll administer tests to record and analyze electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. Also called EKG technicians, EKG specialists earn about $29,000 as a starting salary. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology and Cardiac Care with a grade of C or better.

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Take all of the following:

Medical Terminology

ID: CEMPR-524

Students will learn medical terminology by analyzing the prefix, suffix, word roots, and combinations used in medical terms. This course is a prerequisite for other courses and medical certificate programs. This course may be used for exemption of AHS 102.

  • Total Hours: 48.00
  • CEUs: 4.80
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Medical Terminology - Online

ID: CEMPR-525

Students will learn medical terminology by analyzing the prefix, suffix, word roots, and combinations used in medical terms. This course is a prerequisite for other courses and medical certificate programs. This course may be used for exemption of AHS 102. Mandatory attendance for orientation, mid-term, and final exam. Must have PC availability.

  • Total Hours: 48.00
  • CEUs: 4.80
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Cardiac Care Technician

ID: CEMED-500

The ability to read and recognize heart rhythms is the main function of the cardiac care technician. Students will receive hands-on experience in interpreting heart rhythms and arrhythmias. White scrubs and white closed-toe shoes must be worn to all classes/clinicals. Clinical hours will vary. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology with a grade of C or better and AHA CPR Certified.

  • Total Hours: 46.00
  • CEUs: 4.60
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EKG Specialist

ID: CEMED-605

Topics include anatomy and physiology of the heart, mechanics of the EKG machine, stress testing, and Holter monitoring. The course consists of 32 hours of classroom training and 24 hours of clinical training. Clinical hours will vary. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology and Cardiac Care with a grade of C or better.

  • Total Hours: 56.00
  • CEUs: 5.60
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