Prerequisites: Student Success for Healthcare
Note: Co-requisite job readiness in health care 16hrs and BLS CPR. Required textbooks for EKG and CPR are available at the SJCCD bookstore or the CPR E-book available at https://shopcpr.heart.org/bls-provider-manual-ebook).
Learn the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system and the role of the electrocardiograph in patient assessment. As an EKG Technician, you will perform diagnostic tests to assess the heart rhythm and rate in patients. The EKG technician is an integral part of the management of patients with heart disease and is employed by hospitals, medical/surgical clinics, and insurance companies. This class will prepare you to take the American Certification Agency for Healthcare Professionals Certification Exam for ECG Technician. Certification fee is not included in the cost of the course.