Cardiographic Technology Curriculum

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Diploma

The Cardiographic Technology Diploma Program is designed to prepare the EKG technician student to pursue work as a cardiographic technician performing rhythm and 12 lead EKG/ECG, Holter monitoring, stress testing and telemetry surveillance in hospitals and cardiology offices. Upon completion of the program, the successful EKG technician student may apply to take the Certified Cardiographic Examination to become a Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT); this exam is available through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), an independent certification organization. The CCT is expected to be able to work with cardiologists in their office to prepare and assist with diagnostic testing of Coronary Artery Disease and be qualified to work in the critical care area as a monitoring technician. These classes are designed for full-time students to complete the EKG technician program in 15 months. All credits earned in this program are applicable to the Cardiographic Technology Associate of Science Degree Program.

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Program Requirements Quarter Course Credit Hours
CIS106 Computer Applications 4
CIS107 Computer Applications II 4
ENG101* General English 4
INT142 Professional Seminar and Internship or Capstone Project 4
MED103 Medical Terminology 4
MED153 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
MED154 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
MED159 Basic Cardiovascular Anatomy & Physiology 4
MED188 Medical Office Procedures/Emergencies 4
MED227 Electronic Medical Records and Reimbursement 4
MED261 Electrophysiology 4
MED263 Stress Test Techniques 4
MED264 Holter Monitoring 4
MED267 BLS-Advance EKG/ECG 4
MED268 Cardiac Drugs 4
MED294 Cardiac Monitoring Procedures 4
MTH103* College Math 4
SFS140 Strategies for Success 4
Total Quarter Course Credit Hours Required 72

*This course fulfills a general education requirement.

Associate of Science Degree

The Cardiographic Technology Associate of Science Degree Program is designed to prepare the student to pursue work as a cardiographic technician performing rhythm and 12 lead EKG/ECG, Holter monitoring, stress testing, and telemetry surveillance in hospitals and cardiology offices. Upon completion of the program, the successful EKG technician student may apply to take the Certified Cardiographic Examination to become a Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT); this exam is available through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), an independent certification organization. The CCT is expected to be able to work in the critical care area as a monitoring technician. This EKG technician degree program also gives graduates the general education necessary to manage interpersonal and social situations by preparing them to advance in their professional and personal life. These classes are designed for full-time students to complete the program in 18 months.

This EKG technician program requires all the courses in the Cardiographic Technology Diploma Program as well as the following:

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Program Requirements Quarter Course Credit Hours
COM208* Public Speaking 4
ENG211* Composition I 4
MED165 Medical Law and Ethics 4
MED290 Medical Dictation I 4
POL109* Political Science 4
PSY202* Principles of Psychology 4
Total Quarter Course Credit Hours Required 96

*This course fulfills a general education requirement.

January 1, 2014

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