Program Overview
The need for Monitor Technicians intensified in hospitals, clinics and physicians’ offices within the last decade. New standards were set and a shift from on-the-job training to formal training developed to ensure qualified technicians. Monitor technicians are responsible for monitoring and recording crucial electrical data from the heart. The data collected is used in diagnosing and treating cardiac and blood vessel irregularities.
Program Description
Students are trained for entry-level jobs in cardiac monitoring. This program involves study through lectures, lab and clinical rotation.
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Patient Care
  • Instrumentation
  • EKG Techniques
  • EKG Analysis
  • Cardiac Monitoring
  • Medico-Legal Issues
  • Employment Skills
Graduates of this program learn skills necessary to work in cardiac monitor labs at hospitals, clinics, or private physicians’ offices. A certificate of completion is awarded to graduates.
Monitor technicians are not required to have a license in the state of Texas. Graduates of this program are encouraged to seek voluntary national certification available through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). Certification may be a condition for employment.
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