Application review starts two months prior to the start of the program in January.
The JCCC ECG technician certification program goes beyond simply learning to apply the electrodes and operating the ECG machine. Learn how to read the ECG strip and identify cardiac rhythms to provide immediate feedback to physicians and nurses regarding the patient’s health status.
This 60-hour program begins with 40 hours of didactic and practical training on the JCCC campus.
Topics covered include:
- Cardiac anatomy and physiology
- Principles of reading the ECG
- Proper placement of electrodes
- Patient confidentiality and professional ethics
- Infection control
- Equipment maintenance
Upon successful completion of the didactic section of the course, students are assigned three days of clinical experience at Olathe Medical Center working one-on-one with ECG technician staff in performing successful ECGs in a variety of hospital units. Experience with holter monitors and echocardiograms will be included.
The ECG program meets in the spring only.
Enrollment into this course is by selective admission only. Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted for an interview if you meet requirements for admission into the program. Students must be 18 or older, have a high school diploma or GED, have no felony convictions, and must be a U.S. citizen.
Tuition for the program, regardless of state of residence is $900. A three-part payment plan is available through the business office for the tuition fees. Additional costs for supplies and books will average $400. This course is approved for WIA funds, but is not eligible for federal student loans or grants.
Call 913-469-3811 for more information about this course.