Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

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EKG/Cardiovascular Technician

This comprehensive 60 hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the American Society of Phlebotomy Technician (ASPT) – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy of the heart and physiology, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, laboratory assisting, electrocardiography and echocardiography. Additionally, students will practice with equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices.

As our population’s healthcare needs continue to grow, certification as an EKG/cardiovascular technician gives you the chance to save and strengthen patients’ lives. Working closely with a physician, you’ll find and identify patients’ heart irregularities.

What are my career options?

Our 10-week, part-time program gives you the knowledge of state-of-the-art imaging technology to diagnose cardiac and vascular ailments in patients and prepares students to successfully sit for the national certification exam. Our graduates pursue employment in physicians’ offices, hospitals, and clinic settings.

This course is eligible for college credit after the successful completion of the program.

Berkeley County Locations

2014 Fall EKG Technician Class Schedule

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