This 40 hour course is designed to prepare students to perform basic EKGs. Students will gain knowledge of cardiac terminology, understand the structure and function of the heart, and become familiar with the anatomy and physiology of the heart. Students will gain a basic understanding of the electrical conduction system and how it affects heart function. Based upon this knowledge, students will understand why an EKG is done. Students will also understand the cardiac cycle, be able to identify common artifacts, and demonstrate patient preparation as well as proper placement of EKG leads. Students will learn how to operate an EKG monitor, run a strip accurately, and mount it properly. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a Forsyth Tech certificate of completion.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The EKG Technician course is designed to complement other healthcare certifications such NAI, NAII, EMT, and/or Phlebotomy. This course prepares students to take the ASPT National Certification exam.
- Successful completion of Math and Reading placement tests (or approved equivalent. Contact the Health Education Department for verification of equivalent scores/classes. 336.734.7733)
- High School Diploma/GED/High School Transcript OR
College Diploma/College Transcript (showing graduation date)
Must bring these documents to Health Ed (Room 32) prior to registration
- Registration: $120.00
- Lab Fee: $5.00
- Parking Permit: $25.00
- Total (approximate): $150.00
For more information, contact Judy Snowden at 336.734.7749.