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Electrocardiogram and Intravenous Therapy Technician (certificate)

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Official Title of Certificate: Electrocardiogram and Intravenous Therapy Technician, Certificate

Award: Certificate


Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 16 

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.

Students completing the Electrocardiogram and Intravenous Therapy Technician Certificate from AACC are eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association Certified EKG Technician (CET) exam.

Occupational Goal: Electrocardiogram and Intravenous Therapy Technician.

Additional Program 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.

Entrance/Admission Requirements

Entrance Requirements

  1. Attendance at program information session or call 410-777-7310 for schedule. Detailed information regarding program, profession and academic requirements will be discussed.
  2. High school graduate or equivalent. Official transcript required.
  3. 18 years of age or older.
  4. Eligibility for ENG 101  /ENG 101A .
  5. Must have a minimum adjusted grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 at this college.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

Refer to Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements .

Certificate Requirements: 16 credits

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.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

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