Continuing Education

EKG

Electrocardiograms (EKG/ECG's) are performed routinely at medical examinations, pre-surgical evaluations, before initiating fitness programs, as well as in the assessment and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Because these exams are conducted so extensively, professional, well-trained EKG Technicians are needed in numerous places throughout the healthcare industry, including hospitals, doctor's offices, cardiac rehabilitation clinics, and other medical settings. They provide doctors and other clinicians with vital diagnostic information regarding the electrical activity of the patient's heart.

The EKG Technician Training Program at Luzerne County Community College is a 60 hour program, consisting of 40 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of practical experience conducted in a clinical setting. * The internship must be completed within six months of the start date of the program. The classroom instruction includes courses on the following topics:

  • Patient communications
  • Confidentiality
  • Recording and reporting procedures
  • Basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system
  • Applicable medical terminology
  • Understanding of interference, measurements, and rhythms

Students successfully completing this program will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

*Note: Due to clinical regulations clinical hours are typically scheduled during first shift hours (7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.).

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Electrocardiograms (EKG/ECGs) are performed routinely at medical examinations, pre-surgical evaluations, before initiating fitness programs, as well as in the assessment and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Because these exams are conducted so extensively, professional, well-trained EKG Technicians are needed in numerous places throughout the healthcare industry, including hospitals, doctor's offices, cardiac rehabilitation clinics, and other medical settings. They provide doctors and other clinicians with vital diagnostic information regarding the electrical activity of the patient's heart. The EKG Technician Training Program at Luzerne County Community College is a 60 hour program, consisting of 40 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of practical experience conducted in a clinical setting. The classroom instruction includes the following topics: Patient communications, Confidentiality, Recording and reporting procedures, Basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, Applicable medical terminology, and Understanding of interference, measurements, and rhythms. Upon successful completion of this program, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement. Please call the Continuing Education Office at 1 (800) 377-5222 ext. 7495 to request the required forms for this program. Book is available at LCCC Bookstore for an additional fee. YOU ARE NOT GUARANTEED A SPOT IN THE COURSE UNTIL ALL OF THE REQUIRED FORMS ARE COMPLETED.

LocationStart DateEnd DateDays/TimesSessionsTuitionHours
Advanced Technology Center03/05/201905/07/2019Tuesdays
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10$59560Registration Packet
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