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EKG Technician

Choosing to pursue a career as an EKG technician places you among the group of service-focused individuals with recognized medical careers. You can also become a valuable member of a patient’s medical team.

Electrocardiograph (EKG) technicians, also known as cardiographic or electrocardiogram technicians, 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. Common duties include explaining procedures to patients, monitoring patients’ blood pressure, and positioning patients.

CERTIFICATIONS  : CET, CCSP  
ESTIMATED SALARY  : $26,000–$48,000
 
 

Program Objective:

The EKG course introduces the elements of the medical field and structure. Topics include: terminology, anatomy, physiology, EKG testing, safety (OSHA), infection control, the ability to interpret basic dysrhythmias and understanding their significance. Upon completion of this course, you must know and understand the handling and processing of rhythm strips, professional and legal issues, as well as ethics.

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Entry requirements

G.E.D.

C.N.A*

Program Schedule

Day Program:
Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Evening Program:
Monday—Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Participants in the evening program must satisfy their clinical hours during daytime business hours, typically between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Credit Hours (Semester) Calculations:

15 Hours of Lecture = 1 Credit Hour.
30 Hours Laboratory Work = 1 Credit Hour.
45 Hours * Externship or Clinical = 1 Credit Hour.

Program Duration

128 Clock Hours

Tuition and Fees

Application Fee (Non-refundable) $50.00
Tuition for EKG $850.00
TOTAL $900.00

*Book and National certification for EKG Tech are included in tuition

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Course structure and modules

PROGRAM BREAKDOWN

COURSE TITLE CLOCK HOURS
EKG100 EKG LAB SKILLS 96
A/P100 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY FOR EKG 16
MT100 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 16
TOTAL   128

 

EKG 100 EKG LAB SKILLS

This course is a study of the cardiovascular system with emphasis placed on function, common diseases, and diagnostic exams.  Topics covered and include the standard 12-lead EKG, rhythm strip and holter monitor.  Prerequisites: None

A/P 100 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY FOR PHLEBOTOMY

This course is designed to assist the student in understanding the structure and function of each of the body systems.  Prerequisites: None

MT 100 MEDCAL TERMINOLOGY

This course will consist of learning prefixes, suffixes, root words and combing word as they relate to each body system.

Prerequisites: None

GRADING SYSTEM

An overall average of seventy percent (70%) is required for graduation and the following represents the equivalencies of the grades assigned.

  • Grades for each course are recorded
  • Grades are earned and recorded as follows:

 

A EXCELLENT 90—100%
B GOOD 80—89%
C AVERAGE 70—79%
F FAILURE 69% AND BELOW
I INCOMPLETE GPA NEUTRAL
W WITHDRAWAL  

 

 

  • An “I” grade may be assigned provided the student is passing the course and has completed a substantial portion of the coursework. The instructor and student complete and sign an “I grade completion form” and agree on the work to be performed and a deadline for completion of the work.  The “I” is changed by the instructor through the grade change procedure.  An ‘I’ grade not changed within three (3) weeks will be changed to an “F” and the course must be repeated.  Withdrawals and repeats do not affect the student’s GPA but does affect maximum periods.

 

Instructors are required to submit to the Director the final grade for each student whose name appears on the “Instructor Grade Report.”  Instructor grade reports are the official record of the students’ grades and are permanently filed at the Ashona Medical Institute.

 

The Student Grade Report at the end of each grading period indicates the student’s academic cumulative average.

 

GRADING PERIODS:

 

  • Progress reports semi-monthly
  • Grades monthly and at the end of all modules