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The Electrocardiography (EKG)/Cardiac Monitor Technician

Electrocardiography (EKG)/ cardiac monitor Technician

The Electrocardiography (EKG)/Cardiac Monitor 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/Cardiac Monitor technician is an integral part of the management of patients with heart disease. The EKG/Cardiac Monitor 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 Credits
AHE 116 Introduction to Healthcare 4
AHE 110 The Human Body: Structure & Function 5
BSTEC 104 Medical Terminology 3
   
SHS 170 HIV/AIDS 1
AHE 115 CPR/First Aid 1

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 advisor for more information.

Second Quarter Credits
AHE 112 EKG/Cardiac Monitor/Telemetry 5
AHE 119 EKG Practicum 1

EKG courses are generally offered in fall and spring quarters.

*Please see the projected annual schedule.