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Education and National Certifications

  • EKG Technicians should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • There are no state approval and/or state requirements associated with this program.
  • National Certification:
    • NHA Certified EKG Technician exam

 

Externship

Although not a requirement, once students complete the program, they have the ability to participate in an externship and/or hands on practicum so as to practice the skills necessary to perform the job requirements of a professional in this field. Students will be assisted with completing a resume and/or other requirements necessary to work in this field. All students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an externship and will be placed with a participating organization near their location.

NOTE: In order to take an externship, one must successfully complete and pass the national certification exam.

Overview

Program Tuition: $1,500.00

Financing or payment plans option available. For more information, click on Request Information and fill out the contact form.

 

The EKG Technician Profession

EKG technicians are indemand! EKG technicians work in physician’s offices, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities and organizations. EKG technicians also work for insurance companies to provide data for health and life insurance policies. Like other growing healthcare professions, the demand for EKG technicians is expected to continue to grow substantially. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicted that the decade 2014-2024 could see employment of all cardiovascular technicians and technologists increase by 22%.


The EKG Technician Program

This EKG Technician Program prepares students to perform EKGs. This course will include information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electro cardiography and stress testing. A highly interactive course! This EKG Technician program prepares students to functionas EKG technicians. This course covers the following key areas and topics:

  • Detailed anatomy and physiology of the heart
  • Medical disease processes and terminology
  • Medical ethics and legal aspects of patient contact
  • Electrocardiography and echocardiography
  • An introduction to the components, function, and proper use of the EKG machine
  • The normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement
  • 12-lead placement and other practices

EKG Technician Detailed Course Information:

  • Apply the basic electrophysiologic principles of cardiac conduction to the anatomy and physiology of the body
  • Identify proper placement of leads to ensure an accurate and consistent EKG reading
  • Evaluate various EKG rhythm strips following established normal criteria for each of the wave forms and intervals
  • Analyze a variety of EKG rhythm strips, identifying rate, rhythm and intervals
  • Analyze a variety of EKG rhythm strips for common dysrhythmias
  • Apply an understanding of the technical aspects of the EKG machine to the correct use of the machine and interpretation of artifacts
  • Describe the functions, associated terminology, types, and rhythm strips of pacemakers
  • Describe diagnostic electrocardiography in terms of goals, types, procedures, indications, and contraindications
  • Explain how to interpret a 12-lead EKG strip
  • Explain myocardial infarction in terms of physiology, symptoms, and EKG interpretation
  • Describe common cardiac medications
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Texas A&M University - Texarkana

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