Electrocardiogram Technician - Certificate of Achievement

The Electrocardiogram Technician Certificate of Achievement prepares students for employment as an Electrocardiogram Technician and includes basic theory of the cardiovascular system, cardiac rhythm interpretation, 12 lead ECG lead placement, and ECG equipment trouble shooting. The certificate requires successful completion of NA 110 Electrocardiogram Technician BasicCoursework includes an advanced skills laboratory for "hands­ on" practice with ECG testing. Attendance to the class, lab, and clinical must be 100%. Clinical time consists of 40 hours in the clinical setting and is completed in addition to the time spent in class and lab. Successful clinical pass consists of 10 successful EKG readings (1 pediatric, adults, 2 stress tests). Successful coursework completion requires a grade of "C" (grade score of 80%) or better to pass, and a grade of pass on all skills check-lists. Upon successful completion, a student has the opportunity to test for National Health career Certification as an EKG Technician.

Course Description:

NA 110. Electrocardiogram Technician Basic

4 Credits (3+3P)

Prepares students for employment as an Electrocardiogram Technician. Includes basic theory of the cardiovascular system, cardiac rhythm interpretation, 12 lead ECG lead placement, and ECG equipment trouble shooting. The course includes an advanced skills laboratory for "hands-on" practice and 16 hours of supervised clinical in the work environment assisting with ECG testing. Attendance is mandatory. Course requires a grade of "C" or better to pass. Upon successful completion of course, student has the opportunity to test for National Healthcareer Certification. Restricted to Community Colleges campuses only.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1130 OR BIOL 2210 & BIOL 2225.


Note: A Certificate of Achievement is a program of study less than 16 credits.  The certificate provides employment related and/or career enhancing skills necessary to succeed in a job or chose field of study.  Please see an advisor concerning financial aid eligibility for Certificates of Achievement.