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Electrocardiographic (EKG) Technician, C.T.C.


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CAREER AND TECHNICAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
DIVISON: ALLIED HEALTH

Electrocardiograph technicians (EKG technicians) assist in helping physicians diagnose and treat patients various cardiovascular problems.  The EKG technician uses an electrocardiogram machine to monitor the heart’s activity.  The EKG records the reading of electrical impulses from the heart so the physician may accurately diagnose the problem.  EKG technicians primarily work in hospitals, clinics, and/or phyisicians’ offices.  EKG tests are typically performed as diagnostic tests, before or after surgical procedures, during physical examinations, in cases where a patient is experiencing chest pains, and when deemed necessary by a physician.  The EKG technician is responsible for performing diagnostic tests to assess the heart rythm and rate in patients.  He or she may also clean equipment and process data reports. 

Students who successfully complete the certificate program are eligible to sit for a national certification exam to receive the credential Nationally Registered Certified EKG Technician (NRCEKG).  This licensure/certification examination is offered by the National Association for Health Professionals. 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 6


Suggested Sequence


Total: 3 credit hours


Second Semester


Total: 3 credit hours


TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 6


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