This 72 hour course is designed to prepare students for electrocardiogram performances and procedures
Electrocardiogram (EKG) technicians use special equipment and medical techniques to record the electrical impulses transmitted by a patient's heart. Data acquired by electrocardiogram technicians assists physicians and cardiologists in diagnosing medical conditions in patients. EKG Technicians are typically employed in hospitals, private cardiology clinics, and laboratories.
Course Description: With this course you will learn the anatomy and physiology of the heart, how to interpret and record heart rhythms, and how to place and interpret a twelve lead EKG. Successful students will be eligible to sit for the NHA EKG Certification Exam.
Prerequisites for EKG:
- High School Diploma or GED
- Successful completion of BLS (Basic Life Support) for the Healthcare Provider.
- A Silver Level (Level 4) on the WIN Reading For Information test (test is free).
- A Level 4 on the WorkKeys test will also be accepted if the test is no more than 7 years old at the start of the class.
- WIN test is available at the SCC Tyger River Campus. Contact Christine Morris at 864-592-6190. WIN test also available at SC Works (864-764-1966) and Spartanburg Adult Education (864-706-4134).
- Students are exempt from taking the WIN test if they have an Associate's Degree or higher or: ACT (English: minimum score of 19), SAT before March 2016 (Critical Reading: minimum score of 480), SAT after March 2016 (Evidence Based Reading & Writing: minimum score of 510). Scores must be no more than 7 years old at the start of class.
- Complete a background check, 10 panel drug screen, and 2-step PPD. Influenza vaccine is required if attending clinical between October and March.
Cost: $1,175 Includes textbook and NHA Certification Exam Fee. Textbook will be available in class.Contact CCE: For class availability and more information for EKG, contact Latasha Smith at 864-592-6209 or firstname.lastname@example.org.