The mission of the Electrocardiograph (EKG) technician certification program is to prepare students to complete and analyze electrocardiographs (EKG). Students who complete this course will be eligible to take the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT) Electrocardiograph Technician (EKG) exam and/or other national certification exams.
This comprehensive 50-hour EKG technician certification program prepares students to function as an EKG Technician.
EKG technician Overview
Electrocardiograph (EKG) technicians can perform diagnostic tests to aid doctors in identifying and treating cardiovascular problems in patients. These tests help detect irregularities that may result in a heart attack or heart disease.
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.
This certificate program prepares students to sit for the national exam to become nationally certified.
This course will include important practice and background information on:
- anatomy and physiology of the heart
- medical disease processes
- medical terminology
- medical ethics
- legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing.
Classroom/lab instruction will be held Monday and Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
$999 – includes textbooks and lab supplies
Register online for the start of the EKG technician certification.
Note: Payment plan available. To request a payment plan, please register by calling 570-450-3110 or 570-450-3136.
For help with registering, please call 814-867-4973.
For more information, contact the Office of Continuing Education.
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