Electrocardiograph Technician Courses

ECGT 101, ECG Technician I
Lec-52.5 Lab-70

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Introduction to the cardiovascular system and related terminology. Emphasis on basic rhythm identification, calculation of wave forms, and cardiac disease states. Patient preparation, running, mounting and basic interpretation of 12 lead, single and three channel ECG tracings.

CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly EKGT 101

ECGT 102, ECG Technician II
Lec-52.5 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: ECGT 101

Advanced knowledge of cardiovascular system with emphasis on the heart in disease states including interpretation of advanced arrhythmias, hypertrophies, cardiac ischemia, and myocardial infarction. Patient preparation and running of appropriate ECG machines. Introduction to other non-invasive cardiology tests.

CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly EKGT 101

ECGT 103A, Electrocardiography Professional Experience
Lec-17.5 P/NP Only

PREREQ.: ECGT 102 COREQ.: ECGT 103B

Covers professional requirements relating to supervised experience in a Non-Invasive Cardiology Department performing cardiovascular procedures. Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) Registry Exam application and preparation skills.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ECGT 103B, Electrocardiography Professional Practice
field trips P/NP Only

PREREQ.: ECGT 102; Approval of Health Care Technology Department. COREQ.: ECGT 103A

Provide students with supervised professional experience in a Non-Invasive Cardiology Department performing cardiovascular procedures. Emphasis on performing electrocardiograms and exercise stress tests on inpatients and outpatients. One unit of credit is earned for each 60 hours of unpaid, or 75 hours of paid work.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable