ECG and IV technicians are primarily responsible for administering electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) tests, drawing blood samples and giving injections. Technicians work in hospitals, clinics, surgical centers, doctors’ offices, alternate care settings, chemotherapy clinics, ambulatory infusion centers and in patients’ homes.
Certificate code: CE.MED-EC-IV
FALL 2012 PROGRAM DATES
Session 1 Online Courses: August 27 - December 13, 2012
Session 2 Hybrid Courses: January 23 - May 19, 2013
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Contact Pam Polgreen at 410-777-2925.
What is the job outlook?
Employment of ECG and IV technicians is expected to grow by 24 percent through 2018. Technicians earn an average annual salary of $35,700.
What is the training?
Training consists of five online and two face-to-face courses, taken concurrently, that can be completed in just eight months. The courses can be taken for credit or noncredit. Total Hours: 240
What courses will I take?
MDA-110 - Professionalism in Health Care
MDA-111 - Introduction to Allied Health and Medical Ethics
MDA-113 - Medical Terminology
RXN-211 - Pharmacology for Health Professionals
ACA-100 - Student Success
MDA-118 - Intravenous Therapy
MDA-119 - Electrocardiography and Cardiac Diagnostics
What credentials can I earn?
Upon successful completion of the credit program, students earn 16 credits and a Certificate in Medical Assisting with a concentration in ECG/IV Therapy. These credits may be transferred to related credit certificates and degrees. Students interested in pursuing additional credit programs should meet with an advisor.
If taken for noncredit, students earn an AACC continuing education certificate upon successful completion. To receive the certificate students complete and submit the form to our office. The form and instructions can be found at www.aacc.edu/coned/certificates.
What will it cost?
$1975 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees. Financial aid is available for qualified candidates. Contact AACC's Financial Aid Office at 410-777-2203 or email@example.com.
What are the requirements?
Students must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or have passed the GED exam, and demonstrate eligibility for “Composition and Introduction to Literature” (ENG 111). For more information about this requirement, consult the college catalog or contact the program coordinator. Students also must pass the Health Professions Arithmetic Test and attend a mandatory program orientation.
How do I enroll?
Attend a mandatory program orientation where the staff will review the program requirements and assist you with course registration details. Contact program coordinator at 410-777-2925 for details. Use certificate code CE.MED-ED-IV.
Other Related Studies
Visit www.aacc.edu/phlebotomy to learn more about earning a continuing education certificate as a Phlebotomy Technician.
Consult the college catalog or visit www.aacc.edu/healthcare to learn about degrees and certificates in health care.
For more information contact Pam Polgreen at 410-777-2925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.