Athena Career Academy offers training as an EGK technician. Our students learn in an active, student-centered lecture environment, coupled with the necessary lab time to master the skills and complete the required number of EKGs for certification. The program will give students the knowledge and experience to take and pass the National Healthcareers Association (NHA) EKG Technician certification examination (CET) and begin working in the field immediately thereafter.
What is an EKG Technician?
An EKG technician preforms electrocardiograms or EKGs. An EKG is a test that monitors the heart’s activity and detects certain heart conditions.
Where do EKG Technicians work?
EKG technicians are generally employed in hospitals, but others find employment in physicians’ offices and facilities that perform diagnostic testing alongside doctors, nurses, and other diagnostic technicians.
What are the admission requirements?
You must pay an application Fee of $120, be at least 17 years old, be able to submit transcripts showing completion of a state approved High School diploma program or its equivalent and lastly obtain a minimum score on the Wonderlic entrance examination.
What type of courses are taught in the program?
Courses include Body Structures and Functions, which provides the students with an in-depth understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body, Biological principles, as well as the structural and functional relationships among several organ systems and Electrocardiography, which provides the student the knowledge and understanding of the EKG machine as an important diagnostic tool in healthcare. Further, the student gets hands-on practice in the use of the machine as well as practice in analyzing and evaluating the EKG trace.
What are the duties?
EKG Technicians often are in charge of explaining to patients the procedure, performing the procedure and giving the information gathered from the test to a doctor.
How long does it take to complete the program?
The program takes just 6 weeks to complete.
To learn more about a career as a EKG Technician, and whether it’s the right fit for you, schedule an appointment with Athena Career Academy today. One meeting with our Admissions counselors could help put you on the path to a successful new career that could change your life for the better. Call 419-329-4075 today.
Athena Career Academy is located at:
5203 Airport Highway
Toledo, Ohio 43615
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30AM to 4:30PM
Phone: (419) 329-4075