This course prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the National Healthcare Association (NHA) exam for the Electrocardiogram (ECG) Technician. This comprehensive 60 hour EKG Technician Certification Program consists of learning three skills, EKG Monitor, Arrhythmia Monitor and Certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support/CPR training for Healthcare Providers. The course will include important practice and background information on the anatomy of the heart, physiology, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics and legal aspects of patient contact, laboratory assisting, electrocardiography, stress tests, holter monitors and arrhythmias. Additionally, students will practice with equipment and perform hands-on labs on live student patients, including the proper use and function of the EKG machine and other clinical practices. EKG Technicians also analyze printed readings of EKG tests, measuring various cardiac intervals and complexes, and determining a normal vs. abnormal EKG. Students may register and pay online or you may register and pay in-person at Corporate & Community Education in the Tracy Gaines Building, Room G17. The National Healthcare Association (NHA) exam for the Electrocardiogram (ECG) Technician can be taken after successful completion of this program. The exam cost is $105. The application can be obtained at www.NHAnow.com. More information will be given in class regarding how to register and pay for this exam. A book is required for the class and may be purchased in the collge bookstore.