Must have high school diploma or GED to be eligible to take the ASPT EKG Technician Certification exam. This comprehensive 50 hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the American Society of Phlebotomy Technician (ASPT) – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam in addition to other National Certification Exams. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy of the heart and physiology, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electocardiography and stress testing. Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands-on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement, and other clinical practices. EKG Technicians also analyze printed readings of EKG tests, measuring various “cardiac intervals and complexes” and determining normal versus abnormal EKG. The program includes a graded final exam to help prepare students for the ASPT-EKG Technician Exam. On the last day of class, an optional certified EKG exam offered by ASPT is administered at ECC. Exam fee is currently $ 90 (includes mandatory ASPT membership fee), subject to change and payable on the day of the exam. Course fee includes all textbooks and class materials which are provided to registered students on the first day of class. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) may be able to provide tuition assistance for this course for unemployed and underemployed individuals. Please contact ECC’s Workforce Development and Continuing Ed. department at 847-214-6901 for more information. A limited amount of ECC scholarship funds may be available to pay for all of part of this course’s tuition. Please contact ECC scholarship specialist Shane Drennan at 847-214-7489 for more information. No class on November 24.