LAURINBURG — Richmond Community College will offer a course for electrocardiogram (EKG) technicians this fall at the Honeycutt Center, with the bulk of the instruction given Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. until noon.
EKG Technicians serve as valuable members of medical teams focusing on patients’ hearts. They typically work in hospitals, physician’s offices or clinics and administer tests to record and analyze electrical impulses transmitted by the heart.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the field of work for cardiovascular technologists and technicians is estimated to increase 39 percent from 2012-2022, which is much faster than the average of all other occupations.
The RCC course will prepare students to take the EKG Technician Certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association. Those who complete the program will also earn 4.8 continuing education units and a certificate of completion.
Classes will meet twice a month from September to December. Students must also complete two eight-hour clinicals scheduled individually with the instructor following classroom instruction.
Class dates are Sept. 12 and 26, Oct. 10 and 24, Nov. 7 and 21, and Dec. 5 and 19. Classes meet from 8 a.m. until noon in Room 130 at the Honeycutt Center in Laurinburg. Cost of the course is $125, plus required textbook.
Minimum enrollment is required and pre-registration recommended. Those interested must complete a clinical orientation packet, submit a TB questionnaire and fulfill attestation for immunizations, which will be provided at a later date.
For information about RCC’s EKG Technician program, contact Lauren Holland at [email protected] or 910-410-1848.