EKG Technician Certificate
Dates: July 24 - September 13, 2023
Meets: M and W from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (Skip 9/4)
Location: Cumming - City Hall 429
Registration Fee: $1,599.00
This program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians. This course will include practical and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics and legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography, and stress testing. Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment, and perform hands-on clinical labs, including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices. This program includes 60 hours of lecture, textbooks along with hands-on clinical labs, CPR training and national exam.
Upon successful completion of the 60 hours of instruction, students will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified EKG Technician (CET) national examination. High school diploma or GED required.
Criteria for Successful Completion: To receive a University of North Georgia Professional and Continuing Education certificate and CEUs, students must attend 80% of all class sessions, actively participate and complete a course evaluation, as well as pass all quizzes, midterm, and final exam with an average score of 75 or above.
To be eligible to sit for the CET NHA exam, students must be an adult learner 18 years or older and have earned a high school diploma or GED. If you have earned your high school diploma outside of the US or have any other questions concerning these requirements, please reach out to NHA directly at 800-499-9092.
Students are expected:
1. To be on time for class. Attendance is taken at the beginning of every session.
2. To fully engage in the material, students should participate in class discussions and hands-on clinical labs. Attendance and participation make up 50% of student grade.
3. To achieve an average score of 75 or better on assignments, quizzes and the final exam. Quizzes and mid-term exam count for 25% of student grade. Final exam counts for 25% of student grade.
4. To wear black scrubs to each clinical lab session. As part of managing their professional image, students should practice appropriate patient communication skills and maintain positive interactions with the instructor, other students and any visiting "patients."
Dress Code: Black scrubs and closed toe shoes
UNG does not endorse any specific providers of student loans. Below is one of many potential providers, but we encourage you to research other potential options for noncredit student loans.
The Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan is available for this course.
Cover the Cost of Your Tuition - You may use the Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan to cover your tuition. No origination fees and no prepayment penalty.
Interest Rate - With the Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan you have the flexibility to select a fixed or variable interest rate, and a choice of three repayment options.
Repayment Options - Flexible repayment options offer pay now or later. Choose an in-school repayment option that fits your needs or defer your payments until after school.
- Make interest payments each month
- Pay a fixed amount every month
- Defer payments
|Course Fee (Basic)||Registration Fee||$1,599.00|
Cumming - City Hall 429
E. Lee Saffold
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