After completing this 26-week program, students will be qualified to enter the healthcare industry as EKG specialists. Working in doctor’s offices, clinics, or hospitals, EKG specialists administer tests to record and analyze electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. Also called EKG technicians, EKG specialists can earn as much as $52,000 once entering the workforce. Topics include anatomy and physiology of the heart, mechanics of the EKG machine, stress testing, and Holter monitoring.
Prerequisites are Medical Terminology and Cardiac Care Technician with a grade of “C” or better. If needed, the student can take Medical Terminology at MTC as listed below in the coursework section.
How to Enroll
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Sample Program Plan and Costs
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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.
Cardiac Care Technician
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.
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.
Not including fees and equipment