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EKG Technician Program

OUR FEATURES

Solomon’s Healthcare Academy Inc. does not offer credits for any previous education towards the courses offer. Students must meet all the requirements in order to be eligible for admission.

Tuition Fee: $800

(Registration, Lab fee, Supplies, Scrubs, Books and Material fee additional)

 

Solomon’s Healthcare Academy Inc. does not offer credits for any previous education towards the courses offer.  Students must meet all the requirements in order to be eligible for admission.

EKG technicians work in healthcare facilities with doctors and technologists and specialize in electrocardiogram (EKG) testing for patients. EKG machines are complex devices that monitors the heart’s performance. This is done by attaching wires and electrodes to a patient’s chest, arms and legs. EKG technicians monitor the readings, make sure the machine is attached properly and in working order, and records the results of the EKG tests.  This course may be taken as party of the patient care technician program or as a stand-alone course.

The course includes a total 60 hours.  The course includes important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, the Holter monitor, and laboratory assisting electrocardiography and echocardiography. Additionally, students will practice with equipment and perform hand-on labs including the introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, and 12 lead placement and other clinical practices.

Total contact hours: 60 hours

EKG technician course (EKG 101): 60 hours

Student must obtain minimum of 10 EKGs on live individuals.  Upon successful completion of this program, the student is eligible to take the certification exam for EKG Technician.

  • Admission requirement:

    • Must be 18 years or older prior to applying
    • Possess a high school diploma or the equivalent, such as a General Education Development (GED) test or other equivalency test or diploma and official transcript reflecting equivalent education as evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers for secondary education (if documents are not in English, a translation into English from a translation service approved in the United States for legal or governmental documents must be available upon request).
    • A copy of current completion card of Basic Cardiac Life Support, BCLS, for Health Care Providers.
    • The student must provide proof of immunization. The following immunizations are required: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Varicella, TD or TDAP, all 3 doses of the Hepatitis B series, Flu Shot, and a current TB test (within the last year). If students have had a previous positive PPD test, documentation or history of treatment is required.
    • A copy of proof of personal healthcare insurance coverage which will cover the course dates classes prior to enrolling.
    • A copy of valid U.S. or Texas State Government Issued Photo I.D. (e.g. driver’s license)
    • Pass a criminal background check and drug screens.  These checks must be completed no more than 30 days before the start of the clinical experience.  Students who do not pass these two requirements will not be allowed to continue on to clinicals.

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