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2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EKG Technician Certification Program


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This comprehensive 60-hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians. This program will include important practice and background information on the anatomy of the heart and physiology, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, laboratory assisting, electrocardiography and echocardiography. 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.

As our population’s healthcare needs continue to grow, certification as an EKG/cardiovascular technician gives you the chance to save and strengthen patients’ lives. Working closely with a physician, you will find and identify patients’ heart irregularities.

What are my career options?

Our 10-week, part-time program gives you the knowledge of state-of-the-art imaging technology to diagnose cardiac and vascular ailments in patients and prepares students to sit for the national certification exam. Our graduates pursue employment in physicians’ offices, hospitals, and clinic settings.

This program is eligible for college credit after the successful completion of the program.

Fee: $999 (Textbooks included)

Course Contact Hours - 60 hrs.

Registration Information


This special program requires a separate registration process.

Contact:
Sue Reneker
304-260-4380 ext 2302
sreneker@blueridgectc.edu

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