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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

Electrocardiogram and Intravenous Therapy Technician, Certificate

Award: Certificate (code CRT.MDA.ECG-IV)

Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 16 credit hours.

Learn more about the Electrocardiogram & Intravenous Therapy Technician Certificate program

Purpose: Prepares student for employment in physician’s office, hospitals, clinics, surgical centers, and wherever basic electrocardiogram and intravenous therapy skills are required. Persons who are already employed in health care may enroll in this program for career development.

Occupational Goal: Electrocardiogram and Intravenous Therapy Technician.

Occupations can be explored further through the virtual Careers Center.


Anne Arundel Community College and/or the School of Health Sciences reserves the right to revise requirements for admission into the Health Sciences programs, the selection criteria and procedures, and the required courses for programs of study as deemed necessary without prior notification.


Entrance/Admission Requirements

Entrance Requirements

  1. Attendance at program information session. Call 410-777-7310 for schedule. Detailed information regarding program, profession and academic requirements will be discussed. For online schedule, go to
  2. High school graduate or equivalent. Official transcript required.
  3. 18 years of age or older.
  4. Eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115  or ENG 121 .
  5. Prior to enrolling in MDA 110 , students must take the Arithmetic Placement Test and receive a score of 27 or higher or enroll in MAT 005  and complete it with a grade of C or better.
  6. Must have a minimum adjusted grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 at this college.

Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screening

This program requires the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and possible drug screening. For complete details, see the Health Sciences  section of this catalog.

Degree/Graduation Requirements

Degree Requirements

All Electrocardiogram and Intravenous (ECG/IV) Therapy Technician students must receive a minimum grade of C in each ECG/IV Therapy Technician course. Students who receive a final grade below C in any ECG/IV Therapy Technician course will be awarded a grade of F in that course. Students practice selected procedures on each other, and perform manual and automated procedures in the college laboratory.

Graduation Requirements

Students apply to the Records and Registration office for the certificate after they complete the program requirements.

Certificate Requirements: 16 credits

Fall Term

Total credit hours: 10

Total credit hours: 6

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Effectively utilize medical terminology in communicating health information.
  • Describe state law related to healthcare operations.
  • Describe federal law related to healthcare operations.
  • Discuss basic concepts of ethical standards for healthcare entities.
  • Discuss strategies for infection control.
  • Describe anatomical landmarks/sites utilized for intravenous access.
  • Diagram heart anatomy.
  • Describe heart physiology related to electrical conductivity.
  • Discuss cardiac pathology.
  • Perform electrocardiogram procedures.
  • Discuss pharmacology related to body systems.
  • Describe pharmacokinetics related to body systems.
  • Identify equipment utilized in initiating and maintaining intravenous access.
  • Articulate the purpose of a halter monitor recording.

Related Educational Opportunities

Continuing Education and Workforce Development Offerings

Additional courses, credentials and/or certifications may be available through the AACC School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development.