This Electrocardiography (EKG/ECG) program will prepare graduates to work as an entry-level EKG/ ECG Technician in a clinic, hospital, nursing home or long-term care facility. Graduates will be able to check vital signs, assist in performing electrocardiograms (ECG/EKGs). This course is designed to meet the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), the National Health Career Association (NHA) and New York State Education Department curriculum requirements. The course will prepare graduates for NHA Professional Certification – Certified EKG Technician (CET). The course includes both theory and clinical training. The course curriculum is approved by the New York State Education Department, NCCT, and by National Health Career Association (NHA). The course provides an overview of basic cardiovascular terminology anatomy and physiology and focuses on proper placement of electrocardiogram leads and maintenance of equipment to obtain an accurate ECG. Students will learn to recognize cardiac arrhythmias. This course will outline responsibilities of EKG technicians and will provide clinical laboratory opportunity to develop entry- level skills.
This course is offered to participants as continuing education or professional development in order to enhance existing employment in the medical field and/or enhance their responsibilities at their current employer.
This course is a part of our Patient Care Technician (PCT) program and also is a part of our Patient Care Specialist program and you may consider to enroll in one of those programs.
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This course is designed for those (men and women) looking for employment as EKG Technician, and is recommended for all students considering nursing careers.
This program is specially recommended for nurse aide assistants who have a valid CNA license in order to become Patient Care Technician (PCT).
Combination with the Phlebotomy program and CNA program will allow graduates to work as an entry-level Patient Care Technician in a clinic, hospital, nursing home or long-term care facility.
- EKG TEXTBOOK
- UNIFORM, SUPPLIES
- PREPARATION FOR CERTIFICATION EXAM – NHA CERTIFIED EKG TECHNICIAN (CET)
- NHA Exam is scheduled to be taken on our site because we are NHA Approved Testing Center
You need to be at least 18 years old
Minimum High School Diploma or Equivalency Diploma (GED)