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EKG Technician


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Program Description


EKG Technicians work in clinical laboratory settings, hospitals and sometimes in physicians’ offices. Their main job is to perform EKGs and sometimes assist with stress tests. They also may operate and care for testing equipment, explain test procedures and compare findings to a standard to identify problems. Hours may span day/evening/weekend depending on the facility.

Program Outcomes


Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential:

Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). Students will be prepared to take the national certification exam through National Healthcareers Association (cost of exam is $105).

Certifying Organization:

National Healthcareers Association

www.nhanow.com

Exam cost: $115

Career Opportunities:

EKG Techs are most often employed in hospitals. Employment opportunity is greater with other certifications like medical assisting and/or phlebotomy.

Program Length


25-40 weeks

Prerequisite classes begin monthly at various CCBC locations.

The EKG course series starts during the Summer, Fall, and Spring months at CCBC Essex.

Program Requirements


High School Diploma or GED. All students must be computer literate and have Internet access.

HIPAA Training, CPR and First Aid classes REQUIRE 100% attendance. Students arriving late to class will not be admitted. Late arrival to, or early exit from, class will also result in a failing grade and no refund. Students will then be required to retake the class at their expense

Application Process


Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence


1. (Prerequisite) Medical Terminology for Health Occupations: AHE 534

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Medical Terminology—The Language of Health Care; published by Lippincott; 1451176767; $83.15

2. (Prerequisite) Anatomy and Physiology: AHE 519 Or Anatomy and Physiology Online: AHE 672

  • Textbook/Materials: Body Structures & Functions; published by Delmar; 1133691749; $70.35

3. (Prerequisite) CPR for Health Care Providers: AHE 805

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Books available in library or for purchase at the bookstore

    • BLS for Health Care Providers; American Heart Association; 2nd Edition; 1616690399; $15.20

4. (Prerequisite) HIPAA Training: AHC 360 Or HIPAA Training Online: AHL 719

  • Textbook/Materials: Handouts online

5. Basic EKG Training: AHE 802

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Basic Dysrhythmias: Interpretation & Management, Revised 5th Edition; Huszar; published by Elsevier; 978032303974; $75.70

6. Intermediate EKG: AHE 803

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Basic Dysrhythmias: Interpretation & Management, Revised 5th Edition; Huszar; published by Elsevier; 978032303974; $75.70

7. Advanced EKG: AHE 804

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Basic Dysrhythmias: Interpretation & Management, Revised 5th Edition; Huszar; published by Elsevier; 978032303974; $75.70

Program Costs

  • Tuition/Fees: $1806-$1826 (Tuition-$914-$924/Fees-$902-1022)
  • Textbook/Materials: $244.40

Course Substitutions:

Medical Terminology AHE 534 can be substituted with:  OFAD 141 or ALHL 115 or AHL 717

Anatomy and Physiology AHE 519 can be substituted with:  AHL 672 or AHL 715 or BIOL 109 or BIOL 220 and BIOL 221

HIPAA AHC 360 can be substituted with:  AHL 719 or AHC 356

Program Contact Information


Coordinator:

Tommy Hammond

whammond2@ccbcmd.edu

 443-840-1152

Essex, HTEC 013

Administrative Assistant:

Claire Loeblein

cloeblein@ccbcmd.edu

443-840-1389

Essex, HTEC 005

Financial Aid and Payment Options


  • Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
  • Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
  • Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities
  • Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
  • Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
  • Local Office of Workforce Development

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