EKG Technician

VCC EKG Training Program prepares you with the skill to assist physicians in performing cardiovascular exams on patients for diagnostic, therapeutic, or research purposes. Explain the function and process of EKG exams to patients prior to the test. EKG technician work in a hospital or doctor’s office. Bureau of Labor Statistics Standard Occupational Classification Code (SOC 29-2031). The program consists of 92 hours of classroom instruction and a 120-hour Clinical externship. Total clock hours of 212. This program will prepare you to take the Certified EKG Technician exam (CET) through the National Healthcare Association (NHA). There are no prerequisites for this program.

Objectives After completing this course participants will be able to understand and perform the following
* Define basic medical terminology
* Demonstrate complete knowledge of the function and purpose of EKG equipment
* Ability to read and interpret image result of cardiograms
* Exhibits knowledge of anatomy and physiology
* Communicate clearly and calmly with patients and doctors
* Maintain professional demeanor
* Maintain confidentiality
* Set up and administer EKGs
* Prepare patients for Holter or ambulatory monitoring
* Edit and deliver final test results to physicians for analysis
* Schedule appointments
* Transcribe physicians interpretations
* Oversee the use of EKG equipment
* Explain the function and process of EKG exams to patients prior to the test
* Administer Holter test, which monitor patient heart activity for 24 hours
* Notes specific images and places on the test results for physicians to review closely
* Ensure EKG equipment working properly
* Request new EKG testing equipment and supplies if needed

Tuition $1700.00
Registration Fee: (Non-Refundable) $ 175.00
STRF Fee (required by the State of California) $ 0.00
Total Paid to School $1875.00

OTHER EXPENSES OUT OF POCKET (APPROXIMATE)
CPR/BLS: $ 65.00
Textbook/Workbook (required) $ 70.00
CET Certification $ 115.00
Uniform (Required) $ 40.00
Background check and drug screen $ 80.00
Supplies (stethoscope, sphygmomanometer) $ 40.00
Total Out of Pocket $ 410.00

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