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EKG Technician Training in Grand Prairie, TX

EKG Technician

Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent, or must be able to pass the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (Admission test) as well as be able to read and write English. The applicant must schedule an interview with the admissions office and submit a completed enrollment form. Once the student has been accepted they will be subject to the school’s refund and cancellation policy. Class size is limited based upon space availability. Efforts are made to assign a class time that fits the prospective student’s schedule. The MT Training Center is open to all candidates without regard to race, color, nationality, national origin, religion, creed. age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, or marital status. The admission standards are in complete compliance with the Texas Workforce Career School and Colleges Regulatory Board, the Texas Veterans Commission, and the U.S. Department of Education’s regulations.

Tuition and Fees

Registration Fee: $100.00

Tuition: $9,439.00

Total Cost: $9,539.00

Class Schedules

Day and evening classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday as indicated below. Upon completion of the program and successfully passing written and practical examinations, the student will be issued a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION. Enrollment into the program begins every Monday of each month.

Day Schedule Monday - Thursday

Period 1 08:30 a.m. - 09:20 a.m. Break 09:20 a.m. - 09:30 a.m.

Period 2 09:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Break 10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Period 3 10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Break 11:20 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Period 4 11:30 p.m. - 12:20 p.m. Break 12:20 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Period 5 12:30 p.m. - 01:30 p.m.

Evening Schedule Monday - Thursday

Period 1 04:00 p.m. - 04:50 p.m. Break 04:50 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.

Period 2 05:00 p.m. - 05:50 p.m. Break 05:50 p.m. - 06:00 p.m.

Period 3 06:00 p.m. - 06:50 p.m. Break 06:50 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.

Period 4 07:00 p.m. - 07:50 p.m. Break 07:50 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.

Period 5 08:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Program and Subject Descriptions

Total Clock Hours: 480

Length: 20.0 Weeks (Day Class), 20.0 Weeks (Evening Class)

Ratios: 20:1 (students/instructor)

Graduation Requirements

The graduating student must be able to identify all anatomical cardiovascular walls, be able to perform and aid in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and be able to setup, administer and operate a 12 lead electrocardiogram machine. The student must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 and must complete a minimum of 384 clock hours in order to obtain a Certificate of Completion in the EKG technician program.

Objective

The EKG technician program is designed to provide the student with those skills and competencies necessary to become employed in a variety of healthcare environments, as well as to prepare the student for the EKG Technician Examination administered through National Healthcareer Association. Through hands-on experience the student will obtain employment preparation for an entry level EKG Technician. The student will also review and work with a variety of medical office situations, procedures, as well as be able to properly use and administer an electrocardiogram (EKG). The graduate will qualify for employment in any a wide variety of medical office / healthcare environments.

Subject Number Course Name Lecture Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours
MT-100 Medical Terminology 90 0 9.0
MT-101 Human Anatomy & Physiology 90 0 9.0
ME-200 Medical Law & Ethics 60 0 6.0
CFA-100 CPR / First Aid 20 10 2.5
EKG-100 Electrocardiography 80 100 13.0
O-400 Employment Preparation 20 10 2.5
Total Hours: 360 120 42.0

Subject Descriptions

MT-100 Medical Terminology- Upon completion of this course, the student will know basic medical terminology. The student will be able to identify the combining forms, prefixes and suffixes of common medical terms, define and spell these terms, as well as have knowledge of medical terminology pronunciation.

Prerequisite: None

90/0/0 Clock Hours: 90 Quarter Credit Hours: 9.0

MT-101 Human Anatomy & Physiology of Structural Systems -The student will learn the structures and functions of the human body. This includes the integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, respiratory system, cardiovascular system and the digestive system. The student will also study the reproductive system, urinary system, endocrine system, nervous system, and special senses of the human body.

Prerequisite: None

90/0/0 Clock Hours: 90 Quarter Credit Hours: 9.0

ME-200 Medical Law & Ethics -The student will learn the ethical and legal background of an EKG Technician, as well as the best interest of the patient from a legal perspective. The student will obtain knowledge of how to properly obtain consent, laws relating to patient confidentiality, minors, disabilities, as well as patients with mental disorders.

Prerequisite: None

60/0/0 Clock Hours: 60 Quarter Credit Hours: 6.0

CFA-100 CPR First Aid - The student will learn how to respond in an emergency situation, how to deal with the emergency medical services, heart attack and stroke prevention, recognition, and treatment, how to assist someone that is choking, and how to perform CPR for cardiac arrest.

Prerequisite: None

20/10/0 Clock Hours: 30 Quarter Credit Hours: 2.5

EKG-100 Electrocardiography- The student will learn how to properly setup and administer an electrocardiograph (EKG), as well as master the electrocardiograph complexes, waves, intervals, rates, axis, supraventricular rhythms, ventricular rhythms, ischemia, injuries, and infarctions. The student will also learn how to decipher conduction abnormalities, learn how to identify hypertrophy and chamber enlargement, as well as how to appropriately handle pacemakers.

Prerequisite: None

80/100/0 Clock Hours: 180 Quarter Credit Hours: 13.0

O-400 Employment Preparation - The student will learn how to properly complete employment applications on paper and electronically, create employment resumes, dress appropriately for interviews, and interviewing skills and techniques.

Prerequisite: None

20/10/0 Clock Hours: 30 Quarter Credit Hours: 2.5

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