The EKG Technician program trains students to become EKG technicians through a combination of classroom and clinical instruction that prepare the student for employment in the health care setting. Students learn in labs and classes and gain connections through clinicals at local health care facilities.
This program teaches the fundamentals of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology. Topics include basic EKG procedures, interpretation of dysrhythmias and treatments.
Students learn more about the heart and the implications of decreased cardiac output. Students apply the skills learned in the classroom in their clinical experience.
The program prepares students to take the National Healthcareer Association certified EKG technician exam.
Who Should Attend
- You are interested in working in health care
- You enjoy helping people
- You have a way of calming others when they are anxious or upset
- You are detail-oriented and have an analytical mind
- You enjoy variety in your work
An application is required prior to registration. We have two applications available. One for students with a COM ID and one for students who don't have a COM ID.
Applicants need a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate. Consider contacting the Adult Basic Education office if you do not meet the diploma requirement at 409-933-8294.
Clinical sites require participants to have updated immunizations, background checks, drug screens and verified ID. This cost is paid by the program applicant.
Due to recent changes, students applying for the fall EKG tech program will now be required to submit a background check through Pre-Check, as well as carry health insurance and have a current medical history form on file. Please contact 409-933-8645 for more information.
Notice to Students Regarding Licensing
Effective September 1, 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify potential or enrolled students that a criminal history may make them ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion. NOTE: Criminal history checks are required for clinical experience purposes.
Should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential licensure prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can visit this link and request a “Criminal History Evaluation”: https://www.precheck.com/
This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program, with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense. Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.Get Started!
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