Job Outlook in the Ft. Lauderdale area:
- Demand for Health Technologists is expected to grow about 15%* between 2015 and 2023.
- Entry level wages for are about $13/hour**. Actual wages vary according to education, experience and certifications.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics
**The FL Dept. of Economic Opportunity
465 hours/approx. 4 months – full time
M-F 7:05 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
This program teaches students to become EKG/Cardiovascular technicians who can work in a variety of healthcare facilities including hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and physicians’ offices. Students will be taught how to perform a 12-lead EKG, properly maintain diagnostic equipment, recognize normal and abnormal sinus rhythms and monitor patients for cardiovascular disorders. An overview of anantomy and physiology, with empahsis on cardiac and vascular systems is taught along with medical terminology, basic patient care techniques, medical instrumentation, cardiac monitoring and testing, and cardiac wellness and rehabilitiation. A clinical experience is offered along with classrooom simulation of various technical procedures.
Additional Skills Covered:
- 12-Lead EKG
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Blood Borne Diseases HIV/AIDS, HBV
- Cardiovascular Diagnostic Modalities
- Communication & Interpersonal Skills
- Computer Literacy
- CPR, BLS Healthcare Provider
- Employability Skills
- EKG Testing & Interpretation
- Infection Control Procedures
- Legal & Ethical Responsibilities
- Math & Science Skills
- Medical Instrumentation Modalities
- Medical Terminology
- Patient Care Techniques
- Safety and Security Procedures
- Vital Signs
IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING REGISTRATION:
- Registration processes for Health Science classes vary by program. For information specific to Electrocardiograph Technology, please e-mail the counselor at Nancy.Bussell@browardschools.com
- Students enrolling in any Health Science Education program must attend a Health Science program orientation on campus. At that time, information about the required Level II criminal background check and drug screening, per The Joint Commission, will be fully explained. Students who do not have a valid social security number may encounter difficulty with certain state licensing agencies and registries. Contact the program counselor for specific information.
Industry Certification & State Credential Exams:
Students will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in their field of study.
College Credit Transfer Opportunity and / or Advanced Credit:
Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, students may transfer into another Health Science program at one of Broward’s Technical Colleges with advanced standing.
To get started in the Electrocardiograph Technology Program, sign up today for a program orientation!
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Step 1⇒ Attend a Program Orientation
Step 2 ⇒ Take the Tests of Adult Basic Education or meet exemption criteria
- See your counselor/advisor for details on test exemption criteria.
- Accommodations for testing are available to qualified individuals.
- Visit the Office of Disability Services for details before testing.
Step 3 ⇒ Meet with your counselor/advisor
- Receive test results
- Discuss technical or academic program placement
- Special needs
- Financial aid
- Registration procedures
Step 4 ⇒ Registration and Enrollment