Electrocardiogram Technician

Georgia Allied Health Institute – Excellence in Education Since 2003 GAHI

Electrocardiogram Technician Program

The student will be trained in an established standard of care among EKG technicians to record 3-lead, 5 lead and 12 lead reports on a patient. Emphasis will be placed on infection prevention, proper patient identification, proper labeling of reports, and quality assurance.

Students will be taught to calculate a patient’s heart rate from the EKG tracing, identify artifacts from the tracing and remove artifacts from the tracing. Upon completion of the course, the student will be awarded a certificate of completion and will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam.

Program Objectives:

The EKG Technician Program is designed to provide students with:

To qualify for graduation from this program the students must demonstrate competency in each of the skills and successfully complete the externship. Graduates in this program will be qualified to take the CET National Exam and qualify to find entry-level positions in in testing facilities, including hospitals, and clinics.

Total Clock Hours: 198

Estimated Completion Time: 6 weeks including externship

*Indicates prerequisite exists. Student must complete the prerequisite course prior to entry into this course of have the instructor’s permission to enter the course.”

With experience, Electrocardiogram technicians can advance into supervisory or management positions.

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