Purpose: This Certified EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the National Health Career Association Certification Examination.
This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and
physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, and
legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. Additionally, students will practice with EKG 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.
OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: EKG Techs are most often employed in hospitals.
Employment opportunity is greater with other certifications like medical assisting and/or
phlebotomy. Admission Requirements: Prospective students must be at least 18 years old to apply.