About the Program
Our 44 hour program will prepare you to become an EKG technician. This involves monitoring and recording electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. This course includes theory, hands on labs and practice with EKG equipment, and prepares you to take the NHA CET exam (National Healthcare Association Certified EKG Technician).
This course includes important practice and background information on the anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography, and stress testing. You will also learn to monitor a patient’s cardiac function in a critical care or emergency room setting. You will gain the knowledge and skills to assist doctors and nurses by recognizing and reporting changes in a patient’s heart function. This course will be conducted in 11 week class sessions with the option of day or evening classes.
Our Classroom Experience
Our Students will enjoy a multi-faceted exposure to EKG/ECG, both in theory hours and in lab skill classes. You will be able to handle real, exact EKG/ECG equipment and supplies during each lab skill session. You will learn the best techniques and procedures as you practice with, both, fellow students and with lab assimilation equipment.
Reasons Why You Should Become a EKG Technician
It is more important than ever to be able to differentiate yourself from others in the medical field. Adding multiple capabilities to your skill set will allow you to stand out from the crowd, and to show that you are a well-rounded employee interested in advancing your professional career.
Serving as an EKG technician allows you to interact directly with patients in a way that helps them determine what may be wrong with one of the most important organs in the human body, the heart. Given the importance of the heart, your job as the technician is also very important. Let Medical Career Academy help you stand out and succeed!
Some Career Stats:
Overall employment of diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians (includes EKG grouping) is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all other occupations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
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