Program Summary: As a Electrocardiography Technician you will perform EKG testing , coordinate Holter monitoring and perform stress tests in a hospital laboratory, doctor’s office or clinic. You will receive instruction in EKG unit operation and troubleshooting, lead placement utilizing 12 lead EKG, use and understand the use of EKG grid paper, recognize normal and abnormal EKG patters in all 12 leads and plot EKG axis. (Total – 70 hours/10 weeks)
Course Fee: $1,199.00 includes book, workbook, consumable supplies, and course completion certificate.
Financial Assistance: Students with a need for financial assistance may contact SLM Financial for a loan, the application process is easy! Contact your college for more details.
Community Job Survey: Starting pay $15 – 20 per hour. Health services are one of the largest industries in the country, with about 11.3 million jobs. Population trends show significant growth in the number of older Americans. This will increase the demand for EKG testing. In the US between 2008 and 2015, the Employment Development Department (EDD) Labor Market Information Division (LMID) has projected 19% growth for this profession.
Certification: Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive our Certificate of Completion. Additionally, graduates will be qualified for the optional certification examination offered by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) and the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
Continuing Education: Certified Nursing Assistants - earn 48 CEU's.
Pre-requisites: Minimum 18 years of age and high school completion or its equivalent. Admission to the program is open to any interested student who is proficient in keyboarding, has a basic understanding of a word processing computer program (Microsoft Word recommended) and has a command of English grammar and punctuation. Students will be required to have access to the Internet, printing capabilities and an email address.
Schedule: 10 – Week EKG Technician Training Program, Wednesday/Thursday (6:00-9:45 p.m.)
Class Begins: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 6 p.m. in MEC Building Room 107
Call: 276-739-2430 or 276-739-2533