This 33 hour course is designed for all students who would like to acquire knowledge and skills that are essential for identification of basic arrhythmias. Upon successful completion of the class, the students will acquire basic arrhythmia interpretation. This course will provide the student skills to work as an EKG Monitor Technician and perform a 12 lead EKG.
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Apr 1, 2019
May 30, 2019
* End date subject to change
CASAS Assessment required prior to enrollment. Must pass with 10th grade level. Current photo ID must be presented at time of assessment.
Medical terminology knowledge beneficial
Payment is due in full two weeks prior to start of class.
Payment is accepted by cashiers check, cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, debit card, money order or partnering agency voucher. No personal checks are accepted.
A class must have a minimum of 15 students, or there is a risk of cancellation.
Where Would I Work?
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Offices of Physicians
Medical and Diagnostic Labs
Outpatient Care Centers
Where Could This Job Lead?
Technologists and Technicians can advance to higher levels of the profession as many institutions structure the occupation with multiple levels, each having an increasing amount of responsibility. For example, EKG Technicians may obtain additional training to become Cardiovascular Technologists. Technologists and Technicians also can advance into supervisory or management positions. Other possibilities include working in an educational setting, conducting laboratory work, or working for a manufacturer in marketing, sales, or product development.
Those who pursue additional training may become a Perfusionist. Perfusionists run the machines that artificially pump blood while patients undergo surgery. For example, in open heart surgery blood is rerouted to a heart-lung machine which oxygenates the blood and pumps it back into the patient. Training programs for perfusion usually require a bachelor's degree in any field, preferably in biology or science.