Petra’s Electrocardiograph (ECG) Technician course prepares the student to perform routine electrocardiograms. These readings assist the physician to diagnose irregularities or changes in a patient’s heart.
The 48-hour class will train students to recognize normal and abnormal rhythms, document rhythm strips to provide reliable test results for the physician’s interpretation, administer the EKG, and operate the electrocardiograph machine.
- Must be at least 17 years old.
Note: Some businesses may not hire individuals under 18 years old and without a High School Diploma/GED equivalency.
|Non-Refundable (transferable one time), Registration Fee||$50.00|
|Textbook (may be purchased at the school)||$65.00|
|AAH National Certification Exam Fee||$110.00|
- Comfort and assist the patient throughout test procedures
- Conduct and oversee the EKG test
- Record EKG readings
- Perform stress tests, where applicable
- Provide data to physician
Where Can I Work?
- Cardiac Unit of Hospitals
- Emergency Care Clinics
- Physicians Office
According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, Cardiovascular (also known as Electrocardiograph) technologists and technicians is projected to grow 22 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.*
*”Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians, Including Vascular Technologists.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 17 Dec. 2015. Web. 08 September 2016.