EKG TECHNICIAN PROGRAM | KICK-START YOUR HEALTH CAREER IN *10 WEEKS
HCC's Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician Program
Our EKG Technician Program will prepare students to become allied health professionals with the appropriate knowledge and training to perform the duties of Certified Phlebotomy Technician in various clinical laboratories. This program includes 10 weeks (100 hours) of didactic courses and clinical skills labs, and an elective 24 hour clinical externship.
What is an EKG?
What do EKG
An electrocardiogram - abbreviated as EKG or ECG - is a test that measures the heart's electrical activity. EKGs are easily performed by EKG technicians in many settings such as a doctor’s office or hospital. Technicians are responsible for carefully and correctly placing electrodes (sticky pads) to a patients' chest and limbs to get a correct reading of a patients heart activity. These electrodes are hooked up to a machine which graphs of the impulses transmitted by the heart, while EKG technicians will monitor, analyze and provide the data to the patient’s physician for advanced interpretation.
Maintain and promote patient confidentiality & safe working conditions
Promote good public relations with patients and hospital personnel
Sit for the national credentialing examination
At the completion of our phlebotomy technician program, students will be able to:
Prepare, explain, and educate patients on EKG procedures
Monitor patients' blood pressure, and correctly position patients
Observe and recognize abnormal results that indicate possibly fatal heart conditions.
Correctly report and document findings to medical providers
Troubleshoot and apply quality control checks on pact instruments
Understand and respond correctly to medical codes
Lectures & Hands-on Training: Gaining a Foundation on the Science & Procedures Behind EKG
Lectures in the didactic portion of this program include anatomy and physiology (with a focus on the heart and circulatory system), analyzing heart rhythms, EKG wave patterns, Stress Tests & Holter Monitors, 12 Lead EKG procedure, and medical ethics & confidentiality. All lectures are conducted in-person and are led by qualified and experienced instructors.
Clinical skills labs are interwoven between lectures, coinciding with the related lecture topic. Students will collaborate in small groups to practice applying and aligning electrodes to anatomical dummies. Then, instructors will lead live EKG demonstrations, applying and analyzing the 12 Lead EKG's of student and/or instructor volunteers. Students will have the opportunity to interpret and discuss findings in class, and eventually complete an entire EKG procedure on their own for their practical exams.
*Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all 2020 course lectures will be taught online using Zoom™ video conferencing. Clinical skills labs will be held after the didactic lectures are completed for each course. Students will be scheduled for 2-hour time slots on designated skills labs days at our Pleasant Hill, CA campus. No more than 2-3 students will be scheduled per time slot to allow for social distancing. Glass dividers have been installed at our blood drawing stations and masks will be required at all times.
The NHA National Exam and/or CCT International Exam
Completion of this course will not automatically qualify a graduate to work as an EKG Technician. Once a student successfully passes the assessment for skills and competency, he/she will enable to sit for the national exam under the National HealthCareers Association (NHA). Many of our students also elect to take an internationally recognized exam, the Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) examination, under Cardiovascular Credentialing International. Passing either examination will deem a graduate eligible to receive our EKG Technician Program Certificate of Completion and will then be able work as a certified EKG Techncian.
June 04, 2020 July 09, 2020 Aug. 13, 2020 Sept. 24, 2020
*These start dates are tentative and the schedule is subject to change due to the current COVID-19 crisis. Please call to inquire about upcoming EKG courses
PROGRAM SCHEDULE 2020
*All lectures are offered online only through Zoom Meeting Teleconference. Skill Labs and Practicals are scheduled on Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) Entrance Exam (passing score of 12)
High School Diploma or GED
Form of Identification (Ex. California Driver’s License, Passport, State ID, or Visa)
Proof of Medical Insurance (see the Travel Disclosure)
Current BLS/CPR Certificate (American Heart Association) *Inquire about CPR courses offered monthly on campus
Background Check (Results could impact the student’s ability to attend the clinical externship, to complete the course’s graduation requirements, or to obtain certification after completion of the course.) Please note if you have any legal conviction in your record, this will be subject to review by the State of California Department of Public Health.
TUITION & FEES 2020
Includes cost of didactic instruction, clinical supplies, and course reader handout. Prorated upon course withdrawal. Refer to Refund Policy
Non- refundable. Reserves your seat in the program
Non-refundable: Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF)
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NATIONAL EXAM REGISTRATION
National Healthcareer Association (NHA) EKG Technician examination, approved by the State of California. Includes exam registration fee and proctor fee.
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MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES (*NOT REQUIRED)
Fast and Easy ECGs, 2nd Edition, by Shade, McGraw-Hill Publisher. May be acquired new or used from other booksellers.
From the American Heart Association. Arrangements through HCC..
One time occurrence.. Student must sign payment plan agreement to avail this service. See Payment Plan Policy.
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