This program is designed to prepare students for employment as Electrocardiograph Technicians. Upon successful completion of this program, a graduate will be eligible to sit for the US Electrocardiograph Technology National Examination.
Skills To Be Learned
Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technicians are trained to provide for the physical comfort and safety of patients, set up and administer EKG and stress tests, edit and deliver test results to physicians, schedule appointments, and transcribe physicians' interpretations.
Upon successful completion of this program graduates will be prepared to sit for the certification examination.
A Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician program graduate will be able to seek employment in hospitalism, nursing homes, long-term care, clinics, physician office administration, or the healthcare field.
Use of verbal and written communication
Application of basic math skills
Application of basic science skills
Demonstration of legal ethical behavior
Demonstration of knowledge of blood borne diseases (including AIDS)
Introduction to Electrocardiograph
Understanding the role of the EKG technician
Discussion of human anatomy and physiology
Knowledge of the cardiovascular system
Interpretation and application of medical terminology
Discussion of Electrocardiograph equipment and supplies
NOTE: Courses are not necessarily taught in the same order in which they appear on the curriculum outline. IIST reserves the right to change the curriculum outline. Currently enrolled students will not be affected by tuition increases.