Credential Awarded, Diploma
Prerequisites: High School Diploma or GED
Program Length: Three Quarters/ Nine Months
Quarter Credit Hours: 50
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSEWORK REQUIREMENTS
1 Quarter / 200 Clock Hours /
20 Quarter Credit Hours
AP I 104-Anatomy and Physiology I
In this course, students will learn the chemical basis of
life, cellular metabolism, and the different types of tissues that comprise the
human body. The structure and function of the integumentary, skeletal, and
muscular systems of the human body will be taught.
AP II 204- Anatomy and Physiology II
In this course, students will learn the structure and function
of the nervous, endocrine, blood, cardiovascular, Immune and lymphatic systems
of the human body. Electrical and chemical reactions, transport of substances,
and defense mechanisms of the human body will be studied.
AP III 304- Anatomy and Physiology III
In this course, students will learn the structure and
function of the digestive, respiratory, urinary, and reproductive systems of
the human body. Nutrition and metabolism, water, electrolyte, and acid base
balance will be discussed. Pregnancy, growth, and development will be studied.
Students will also be introduced to the study of genetics and genomics.
Medical Terminology -
course is a comprehensive review of medical terminology. Word analysis will be
explained and demonstrated. Terminology relating to anatomy and physiology as
well as pathology will be discussed. The course will explore the completion of
medical reports and communication with other medical professionals.
TECHNICAL COURSEWORK REQUIREMENTS
2 Quarters / 340 Clock Hours /20.5 Quarter Credit Hours
MLE101-Medical Law and Ethics
Students will discuss patient confidentiality, HIPAA,
Patient’s Bill of rights, Advanced Directives, Professional scope of practice
and codes of conduct. Legal and ethical decision making as applicable to the
profession will be examined.
This course introduces the student to details of
cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, electrophysiology, and pharmacology. Then
it explores different types of heart disease, supra ventricular and ventricular
dysrhythmia, pacemaker rhythms and malfunction.
The course will then provide the student with detailed
instruction on graded, nuclear, and dobutamine cardiac stress test protocols,
indications, and steps, as well as the topics of telemetry and latest Holter
monitoring and ZIO patches. In the last part, the course provides detailed
instruction on 12-Lead EKG interpretation, including cardiac axis, bundle
branch and fascicular blocks, different types of myocardial infarction, chamber
enlargement, and medication effects on EKG.
The course includes a comprehensive review of all materials
studied. Students will take a
comprehensive final theory examination upon completion of the course. Included will be a review for Cardiac
Credentialing International (CCI) registry examination for the Certified
Cardiographer Technician (CCT) and the Certified Rhythm Analyst Technician
(CRAT) examination. This will enable
students to have a national certification and will increase employability.
Students will perform different types of EKG testing, on
volunteers of different ages and in different positions. They will also
practice simulated telemetry, Holter monitor application, and stress
tests. Students will recognize the
difference between normal and abnormal traces, analyze and interpret rhythm
strips and 12-Lead traces, as well as how to prepare and maintain diagnostic
PC202-Patient Care Lecture
Students will develop communications skills used to interact
with patients and other healthcare providers. Students will discuss safety
skills and strategies for working with difficult patients including emergency
procedures. Students will learn the process of obtaining and recording patient
histories and vital signs. Students will discuss procedures for aseptic
techniques and universal precautions. Patient transfer, transport and
positioning will be covered.
PC202L-Patient Care Laboratory
Students will practice obtaining and recording patient
histories and vital signs, patient interventions and communication skills.
Students will practice infection control techniques and practice their critical
thinking skills through simulated scenarios. Students will practice patient
transfer, transport and positioning. Students will demonstrate proper body
mechanics techniques. CPR and First Aid.
EXTERNSHIP COURSEWORK REQUIREMENTS
8 weeks /320 Clock Hours / 10.5 Quarter Credit Hours
the direct interaction of the student within a specific medical environment.
The student is assigned to a hospital, imaging center, clinic, or other environment
in which EKGs, stress tests, Holter monitors and telemetry are performed on
patients. Students observe and when allowed by a supervisor, may perform a
portion of the exam. This course serves to assist the student in making a
successful transition from the school environment to a clinical setting.
Students will write reports, present findings, and further explore pathologies.
Graduates of the Cardiovascular Technician
1. Relate anatomy and
physiology to the field of cardiovascular technology.
2. Demonstrate entry
level clinical knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the care of patients
3. Demonstrate a
commitment to ethics and professionalism.
4. Be eligible for an
entry level position as cardiovascular technician.
of this program are eligible to to sit for the following 3 registry exams:
- Certified Cardiographer Technician (CCT) through Cardiac Credentialing International (CCI)
- Certified Rhythm Analyst
Technician (CRAT) through Cardiac Credentialing International (CCI)
- Nationally Certified Electrocardiograph Technician (NCET) through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
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