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EKG Technician

EKG Technician

The EKG Technician is the person responsible for performing diagnostic tests to access the heart rhythm and rate in patients. EKG's are also performed before and after operations, during physicals, examinations of patients over 40, for patients with a history of heart disease, when patients are experiencing chest pains and when the Doctor deems it necessary. The well trained EKG technician is an integral part of the management of patients with heart disease. The EKG Technician may also clean equipment, maintain and process data reports.

After the required prerequisites, the program can be completed in one quarter. Besides classroom practice, this program includes 40 hours of clinical externship under the guidance of experienced professionals.

Curriculum at a glance

Prerequisites

 

AHE 116   Explore Health Careers

4 Credits

AHE 110   The Human Body:
Structure & Function

5 Credits

BSTEC 104   Medical Terminology

3 Credits

BSTEC 129   PC Basics

3 Credits

SHS 170 HIV/AIDS and
AHE 115 CPR/First Aid

1 Credit each

Prerequisites are offered every quarter.

Note: Students with previous healthcare experience or education may be able to waive some or all of the prerequisites. Please consult with an adviser for more information.

2nd Quarter

 

AHE 114   EKG Technician

4 Credits

AHE 119   EKG Practicum

1 Credit

EKG courses are generally offered in fall and spring quarters.

*Please see the projected annual schedule.

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